As string cheese manufacturers, nothing could make us happier than an entire day dedicated to the cheese we love -- string cheese! Whether you like it peeled, warmed up, or sliced as a snack, string cheese is a staple in many homes across America.
When did National String Cheese day begin? And what goes into the production of each individually wrapped stringer?
Read on to learn more.
The History of National String Cheese Day
#NationalStringCheeseDay was founded in 2017 by Galbani Cheese. Annually, September 20th gives string cheese lovers from coast to coast the opportunity to talk about their favorite snack and exchange recipe ideas.
And it’s no wonder that string cheese has its own national day. When it comes to finding the best snacks for school, work or life on the go -- nothing beats string cheese.
- String cheese is an excellent source of calcium with 20 percent of the daily-recommended intake.
- Regular string cheese offers a protein-packed snack with only 80 calories.
- It can be enjoyed anywhere, with little to no mess.
Refrigerated, it can maintain freshness for months at a time.
How do you celebrate National String Cheese Day? Why not pick up some fresh-made string cheese from the Baker Cheese Country Store?
Tips to Celebrate National String Cheese Day
Celebrating National String Cheese Day is simple; pick up your favorite string cheese variety at your local grocery store -- be it original, smoked, jalapeno or twist -- and enjoy!
Moreover, there are many recipes that call for string cheese as an ingredient, including:
- Mozzarella sticks
- Stuffed crust pizza
- String cheese dipped in cocktail sauce (a Baker Cheese favorite)
- Caprese skewers
- Stuffed peppers
- Pizza crescent rolls
Pick your favorite string cheese, your favorite recipe and you’ll be ready to celebrate.
How is String Cheese Made?
You know you love the taste and texture, but how exactly is string cheese made?
No cheesemaker follows the same process, in fact, specially crafted cultures and enzymes combined with a unique process is what gives each brand of string cheese a unique flavor profile.
At Baker Cheese, the difference is the secret family recipe that has, for more than 100 years, deliciously served customers, private label partners and the local community.
This cheesemaking process starts with locally sourced, fresh milk delivered daily. The process is managed by certified cheesemakers, and includes many detailed steps and calculations. But here’s a very simple explanation of how string cheese is made.
To make cheese, milk is pasteurized and then mixed with starter culture, which begins the cheesemaking process. Enzymes are added which furthers the solidification of milk into cheese, and all the while, experienced cheesemakers balance pH levels and acidity. When the cheese is ready, curds are cut, heat is added, whey is drained, and then the curds are molded into string. Long strands are cut and then cooled in a salt water brine.
Find this fascinating? Learn more about why string cheese is stringy.
How to Find the Best String Cheese
At Baker Cheese, milk is more than just an ingredient. To Baker cheesemakers, fresh, locally sourced milk makes the difference between ordinary and exceptional cheese. The quality and freshness of the milk received each day makes a substantial difference in the quality of the cheese produced.
As you search for the right string cheese, try to find a product that is made with:
- Fresh, local milk.
- 100-percent all-natural ingredients.
- No preservatives or additives.
Baker Cheese is a fourth generation, family-owned, string cheese manufacturer located in St. Cloud, Wisconsin. Through generations of innovation, we have maintained the key elements to create truly exceptional, award-winning natural string cheese.
If you are considering a private label string cheese manufacturer for your school or business, contact us today to learn more about the benefits of being a part of the Baker Cheese family, where quality is our family tradition.