National Welsh Rarebit Day 2023: Date, Significance, History & Recipe for Welsh Rarebit

Welsh rarebit, also called as Welsh rabbit is a popular dish from the United Kingdom made from hot cheese-based sauce served on top of toasted bread. National Welsh Rarebit Day is observed to celebrate this popular dish every year on September 3. The day also encourages people to try out cheesy treat and create new rarebit recipes of their own. The ‘Welsh’ in the name provides no confirmation that the dish originated in Wales and is believed to be a traditional dish from England.

National Welsh Rarebit Day 2023 Upcoming Events

Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for National Welsh Rarebit Day for the next 5 years.

National Welsh Rarebit Day 2023September 3, 2023Sunday
National Welsh Rarebit Day 2024September 3, 2024Tuesday
National Welsh Rarebit Day 2025September 3, 2025Wednesday
National Welsh Rarebit Day 2026September 3, 2026Thursday
National Welsh Rarebit Day 2027September 3, 2027Friday

National Welsh Rarebit Day 2023 Overview

EventNational Welsh Rarebit Day
DateSeptember 3, 2023
PurposeTo encourage people to try out cheesy treat and create new rarebit recipes of their own.

National Welsh Rarebit Day Significance

Welsh Rarebit is a fancy British dish made from cheese sauce and toasted bread. It can be eaten as a main course dish served with poached egg, green salad, roasted tomatoes and others or served at high tea. There are numerous other ways and timing to savor this dish which makes it quite significant among the British culture.

Simple and easy to make with great taste, anyone can prepare and enjoy this dish making it quite popular among the folks. To celebrate the importance and various qualities of this dish, National Welsh Rarebit Day is celebrated every on 3rd September.

History of National Welsh Rarebit Day Observation

The first recorded reference to the dish “Welsh rabbit” was found in 1725 in an English context, but the origin of the term is still unknown. Some people claim that the dish originated in the valley of South Wales in early sixteenth century.

Also, there is no evidence of the first ever celebration of National Welsh Rarebit Day and only that it is observed every year on National Welsh Rarebit Day. There must be no confusion related to the origin of this dish, originated in England and not Wales, and it clearly does not contain rabbit in any form.

Recipe for Welsh Rarebit

On the occasion of this National Welsh Rarebit Day, we present here the recipe for making this delicious dish. If you have never tried it before, now will be the perfect opportunity to learn this recipe.

Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 2 drops hot pepper sauce, 1 cup whole milk, 1/2 cup beer, 1/2 pound shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Melt some butter in a saucepan and pour flour, salt, pepper, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce.
  • Mix these ingredients properly in the saucepan while keeping the flame low at all times.
  • Keep stirring the mixture until it turns smooth and bubbly.
  • Now, remove the saucepan from the flame and add some milk with continuous stirring.
  • Put the saucepan again on flame and stir continuously until the mixture comes to a boil.
  • Slowly pour in beer and cook it for another 1 minute. Don’t forget to keep stirring. Beer can be skipped if anyone does not like it.
  • Gradually add the Cheddar cheese into mixture until it dissolves and mixes completely. The sauce is now ready to use
  • Toast some bread in a toaster, pour the delicious sauce all over it and serve it hot.

Celebration of National Welsh Rarebit Day

National Welsh Rarebit Day 2023 will be observed on Sunday, 3rd of September 2023. The best and most simple way to celebrate this day is to enjoy this dish with your friends and families. It is also very easy to make so you do not have to worry about giving hours into preparation and can be made very quickly. You can try and discover new variation of this dish on your own.

There are so many possible ways to eat Welsh rarebit with a variety of dishes at the side. Find out what’s your favorite way, share it with your friends and ask them how they like to eat their Welsh rarebit.


When do we celebrate National Welsh Rarebit Day?

September 3

Is there rabbit or any other meat in Welsh rabbit dish?


Does eating Welsh rabbit cause nightmares?

For centuries, people have believed that eating Welsh Rabbit causes nightmare but certain studies show that eating different type of cheese tend to give different kind of dreams.

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