January 29 - Virtual "Big Block of Cheese Day" Cheddar Tasting


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January 29 - Virtual "Big Block of Cheese Day" Cheddar Tasting

Melanie Wong | Jan 28, 2014 03:50 AM

On Wednesday, Jan 29, the White House is reviving President Jackson's open house tradition by inviting everyone to interact online with cabinet members and White House staff. The name of the event comes from Jackson's final reception that featured a 1400-pound block of cheddar.

Naturally, I took a special interest in the cheddar and discovered that it came from Oswego County, NY.

This piece tells us more about the giant cheese and its "legacy".

Since the current White House won't be passing out any cheese on Wednesday, I thought it would be fun for us to mark the day with a tasting of cheddar. Go out and get a piece of cheddar - New York or otherwise - and then report back here on what you did with it. Melted on apple pie, grated over toast, carved into a sculpture, gnawed on a hunk . . . whatever, just come back to tell us about it. And if you want to try something that might be close to the original, McAdam Buttercup are from the same general region.

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