National String Cheese Day

September 20

When is National String Cheese Day?

National String Cheese Day happens on Friday September 20, 2024.

Celebrate National String Cheese Day!

On September 20th, it’s time to grab a string or two (or three!) and celebrate National String Cheese Day. If you’re like us, you probably love the creamy, melty deliciousness of string cheese—but have you ever wondered how it’s made? Let’s take a closer look at what goes into making this tasty snack. Plus, if you’re looking for ideas of what to do with string cheese, we have some suggestions for that too!

How is String Cheese Made?

The First Step – Making the Cheese!

The first step in making your favorite snack is to make the actual cheese itself. This process starts with milk, which is heated up until it’s just right and then cooled down so that it begins to curdle. The curds are then separated from the whey and put into molds of various sizes, depending on what kind of cheese will be made. Finally, they’re pressed together until they become nice and compact.

Step Two – The Stretch Test!

This process has been practiced for centuries in Italy, but now it’s used all over the world to make delicious mozzarella string cheese. Once the cheese has been formed into blocks, it needs to be stretched before it can be shaped into strings. This stretching process helps give string cheese its unique texture and flavor. It also helps create those iconic “strings” that everyone loves so much! To achieve this effect, manufacturers stretch and fold the blocks of cheese repeatedly until they reach a desired consistency.

Final Step – Turning It Into Strings!

Now that our blocks of cheese have been stretched out properly, it’s time for them to be turned into strings! To do this, manufacturers cut strips off of the block of cheese and roll them up tightly into individual strings that are ready for packaging! And voila—mozzarella string cheese is ready for snacking!

What Can You Do With String Cheese?

First things first: eating string cheese straight up is always a great option! But if you want to get creative with your snacking experience, try one of these delicious recipes:
  • String Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks – Take store-bought breadstick dough and wrap each piece around a piece of string cheese for an easy cheesy treat!
  • Cheesy Bites – Cut your block of string cheese into cubes and dip them in egg wash before rolling them in crushed cornflakes or breadcrumbs for an extra crunchy texture. Bake at 350°F for about 8 minutes until golden brown on top.
  • String Cheese Quesadillas – Cut up your string cheese sticks and add them to your favorite quesadilla recipe for an even cheesier twist! Add some diced jalapeños or onions for added flavor and dimension.
So there you have it—everything you need to know about National String Cheese Day! Whether you choose to honor this day by enjoying your favorite variety of string cheese straight up or trying out one of our recipes above, we hope that this holiday will be one to remember (and savor)! Enjoy!



When does National String Cheese Day happen next year?

National String Cheese Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Saturday September 20, 2025
  • Sunday September 20, 2026
  • Monday September 20, 2027
  • Wednesday September 20, 2028
  • Thursday September 20, 2029


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