National Cheese Pizza Day: September 5, 2023

Published on August 22, 2023 | 0 Comments
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National Cheese Pizza Day is coming up soon, so how do you plan to celebrate? If you, like us, could eat an entire cheese pizza on your own, this is the foodie holiday for you.

Whether you plan on trying to replicate the best pizza in Boston or you’re getting takeout from your favorite local pizza joint, there are so many ways to join in on the fun either alone or with friends. Read on to learn more and prepare!


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When Is National Cheese Pizza Day?

You can celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day on September 5th this year. As the summer winds down and transitions into fall, you can be chowing down on the perfect slice of cheese pizza.

Why Is National Cheese Pizza Day Celebrated?

National Cheese Pizza Day is celebrated to honor and appreciate one of the most beloved and iconic pizza varieties — the classic cheese pizza. Yes, we already have a National Pizza Day that happens in February, but where’s the harm in enjoying even more pizza? 

Cheese pizza is the most popular type of pizza. Almost anyone can enjoy it. While it’s the simplest of all pizzas, it’s anything but boring. Some of the most famous pizzas are just elevated (and delicious) cheese pizzas.

National Cheese Pizza Day honors the cheese pizza.
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3 Ways to Celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day

1. Learn to Make Cheese Pizza in a Hands-On Cooking Class

What better way to celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day than by learning how to make some of the best pizza recipes on your own? Once you know how to make delicious cheese pizzas, you’ll never have to wait for delivery again. 

Find cooking classes near you to connect with an experienced chef. Whether you’re looking for cooking classes in NYC, cooking classes in New Orleans or anywhere in between, you’re sure to find the perfect classroom mentor. 

If you’d rather learn from home, don’t underestimate online cooking classes. They're live, interactive and taught by world-class chefs, so you can ask any questions you need.

Pizza making classes are a great idea for National Cheese Pizza Day.
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2. Explore Local Foods With a Pizza Food Tour

How familiar are you with your local pizzerias? Food tours near you can expose you to brand-new delicious pizzas that you may not have tried otherwise. National Cheese Pizza Day is the perfect opportunity for food tours in NYC, food tours in Nashville and food tours in your own city.

3. Order Cheese Pizza From Iconic Restaurants Nationwide

Want to keep it simple? Stay home and order a cheese pizza. You can order from your favorite local spot or order some of the best pizza in Manhattan, Boston, Chicago and other pizza destinations from Goldbelly!

So place your order for NYC's John's of Bleecker Street, or try out Chicago's other pizza style, the tavern-style thin crust, at Candlelite Chicago Pizza.

Iconic Regional Foods at Your Doorstep!

Order pizza off Goldbelly for National Cheese Pizza Day.
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4 Fun Pizza Facts

Pizza Has Been to Space

In 2001, the popular pizza chain Pizza Hut made history by delivering the first ever pizza to space. They sent a vacuum-sealed pizza to the International Space Station for Russian cosmonaut Yuri Usachov.

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The First Pizzeria Opened in 1738

The world's first pizzeria, Antica Pizzeria Port'Alba, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738. It still operates today and continues to serve traditional Neapolitan pizza. That’s a long-running tradition. 

Italian pizza maker creating dough
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The Largest Pizza Was Over 50,000 Pounds

The world's largest pizza was made in Rome, Italy, back in 2012. It measured 131 feet in diameter and weighed over 51,000 pounds. That’s a lot of pizza!

Margherita Pizza Was for Queen Margherita

A classic cheese pizza, Margherita pizza (with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil) was created in 1889 to honor Queen Margherita of Savoy during her visit to Naples. The colors represent the Italian flag.

Margherita pizza was made for a queen.
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So how will you celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day? We suggest gathering all of your friends and enjoying one of the world’s most popular dishes together. Have fun!

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