National Cheese Day is an observance that celebrates the rich, creamy, and delicious cheese in all its varieties. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of the importance and versatility of cheese as a food and ingredient. It is a day to indulge in this delicious food and appreciate its flavours, textures, and aroma. Although the origin of National Cheese Day is unclear, it has become a popular observance in the United Kingdom, which is known for its diverse and colourful cheeses. From the tangy cheddar to the creamy brie to the crumbly stilton, cheese plays a vital role in the UK’s cuisine and culture.
Residents at Oaklands House enjoyed a cheese tasting afternoon to celebrate National Cheese Day! with a cheese and wine afternoon. Residents chose which cheeses they preferred with crackers accompanied by chopped tomatoes, celery, pickled onions and, or a glass of wine. This tasting activity brought back many memories whilst trying the different flavours. We also took a selection of cheese to some of our residents who could not make it to the lounges, and they absolutely loved having the treat, as well as the opportunity to take part in the activity.