National Cheese Pizza Day 2023: Date, Significance, History, Recipe of Cheese Pizza

A classic cheese pizza basically is a simple yet delectable blend of bubbly cheese on the top of crispy pizza crust along with the toppings of your choice. To celebrate the cheesy richness of this delicious dish, National Cheese Pizza Day is celebrated every year on September 5.

National Cheese Pizza Day is observed all across the United States with people enjoying different varieties of cheese pizza to celebrate the day.

National Cheese Pizza Day 2023 Date

Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for National Cheese Pizza Day for the next 5 years.

National Cheese Pizza Day 2023September 5, 2023Tuesday
National Cheese Pizza Day 2024September 5, 2024Thursday
National Cheese Pizza Day 2025September 5, 2025Friday
National Cheese Pizza Day 2026September 5, 2026Saturday
National Cheese Pizza Day 2027September 5, 2027Sunday

National Cheese Pizza Day 2023 Overview

EventNational Cheese Pizza Day 2023
DateSeptember 5, 2023
Observed inUnited States
PurposeTo celebrate the cheesy richness of cheese pizza.

Interesting Facts about Pizza

On the occasion of National Cheese Pizza Day 2023, here are some interesting facts about pizzas that you might not know.

  1. Every second 350 slices of pizza are eaten in the United States.
  2. Pizza was considered as the food of poor people in Naples who ate their flatbread with some topping of tomatoes.
  3. Modern pizza evolved from such flatbread dishes in Naples, Italy, in the 18th or early 19th century.
  4. Pizza first made its appearance in the United States with the arrival of Italian immigrants in the late 19th century.
  5. The first known documentation of the word “pizza” was found in 997 CE.
  6. Louis XIII Pizza is the most-expensive pizza that costs $12,000 and takes over 72 hours to make.
  7. Renato Viola is the chef of the world’s most expensive pizza that he made at his gourmet pizzeria in Italy.
  8. Ottavia is the world’s largest pizza with a total surface area of 1,261.65 m² prepared in Rome, Italy.
  9. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Usachov was the first astronaut to eat a slice in space in 2001.
  10. 3 billion pizzas are sold every year in the United States worth $38 billion.

Also check: others days in 2023

National Cheese Pizza Day Significance

Pizza is one of the most favorite dishes of people of United States and nothing can beat cheese pizza with a little topping of this and that. An estimated 13% of Americans eat pizza for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on any day of the year.

Cheese pizza is a simple variant of pizza that consists of delicious cheese sauce spread over pizza crust. To simply celebrate the delectable taste and popularity of cheese pizza, National Cheese Pizza Day 2023 will be observed on September 5 2023.

National Cheese Pizza Day Observation

The first ever documentation of the word pizza can be found as early as 10th century bit it was only in 18th or 19th century that modern pizza evolved in Naples, Italy. However, it was only in late nineteenth century that pizza was popularized in America and became one of most popular dish there.

However, no specific record of the first ever celebration of National Cheese Pizza Day is known and only that it is celebrated to give special appreciation to the most-loved cheese pizza.

Recipe of Cheese Pizza

Here is possibly the simplest cheese pizza recipe that you can try this National Cheese Pizza Day. To bake this cheese pizza you will need pizza dough, pizza sauce (1 cup), mozzarella cheese (2 cups, shredded) and parmesan cheese (1/2 cup, shredded). Here’s the recipe.

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Spread the pizza dough on a non-sticky surface to the size you like.
  • Evenly spread the pizza sauce over the dough leaving the corners aside.
  • Sprinkle both mozzarella and parmesan cheese on the top.
  • You can use simple tomato, mushroom, capsicum or any other topping if you like.
  • Put the pizza in the oven and bake till the cheese bubbles and crust becomes golden.
  • Your pizza is ready to eat. Serve while it is still hot.

National Cheese Pizza Day Celebration this year

On this National Cheese Pizza Day, you can order some cheese pizza for yourself and what’s even better is that you make some cheese pizza of your own and then enjoy it. Invite your friends over for a pizza party with hot slices of cheese pizza served with everyone’s favorite topping.

You can either follow known cheese pizza recipe or create some new recipes of your own in celebration of this day. Share the pictures and recipes of your homemade cheese pizza with the #NationalCheesePizzaDay on social media.


When do we celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day?

September 5

When is National Pizza Day celebrated?

9 February

What pizza chain sells the most pizza?

Domino’s Pizza

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