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JUNE 04, 2021
Nothing makes the team here at Manuka South smile more than knowing that there is an entire day dedicated to cheese, because everyone loves cheese, right?!
National Cheese Day is an unofficial holiday that falls each year on June 4th, and it is a day to celebrate, loved by all, cheese! You can celebrate this in many ways; how about a decadent cheese fondue, a grilled cheese sandwich or by trying a cheese you never gave tasted before!
Fun Cheese Facts:
4% – of all cheese made ends up being stolen! It is considered one of the most stolen foods.
1,400 pounds – was the weight of a block of cheddar cheese delivered to the White House for President Andrew Jackson.
2 – is the amount of hours it took for 10,000 visitors to the White House to finish the block of cheddar cheese.
17th century – was the century they started dyeing cheese orange to trick people into thinking it was a higher quality.
½ – of the total cheese consumption in the world is of Gouda cheese.
1,000 – the estimated number of different French cheeses.
1615 B.C. – the year that the oldest known existing cheese was made.
Honey + cheese = The Perfect Combination
The sweetness of honey brings out the best of so many cheeses, some things just stick perfectly together, we truly believe honey has a natural affinity with cheese! Cheese is an ingredient that has so many uses, and same goes for honey. Combine cheese and Mānuka honey to make some mouth-watering recipes.
Honeycomb Cheese Platter
The most common way, and one that will shock your taste buds is honey + cheese on a platter. Honeycomb is a great addition to any platter as it pairs perfectly with bread, meat, and the best of them all... cheese!
Baked Brie with Mānuka Honey
This recipe is so creamy, rich and tastes amazing! This could be added to the side of your platter, as a side dish to your main meal or perfect for snacking. We found this simple baked brie recipe from iheartnaptime.net
Honey + Cheese Salad
Honeycomb crumbled over any salad is truly mouth-watering. We recommend mesclun, feta cheese, sliced Packham pear, sprinkled with pomegranate seeds and crumbled Manuka honey honeycomb.
Grilled Cheese with Honey Toasty
You can elevate a simple grilled cheese sandwich into something magical with just a few tweaks and one simple ingredient – honey!
Bacon, Pear, Grilled Cheese + Honey Toasty
Fried goat cheese balls with drizzled Mānuka Honey
Looking for an amazing snack or appetizer? These crispy on the outside and soft in the inside goat cheese balls are ones you cannot beat.
Head to gogogogourmet.com to find out how to make them!
Cheese and Honey Pizza
Sweet and salty always wins! Indulge in this cheese and honey pizza from framedcooks.com
Manuka South Mānuka Blend
Mainly sourced from the Central South Island of New Zealand, and known for its bold taste and silky texture, our premium Mānuka honey blend offers a delicious taste of the hive. Sourced from remote locations throughout New Zealand, all our premium Mānuka honey is the best quality product our country has to offer.
We tried the pizza recipe and it was delish!