Cheese Makes You Smarter and Other National Cheese Day Facts

June 4, 2019
Giant Wheel of Cheese

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What's cheese's favorite style of music? R & BRIE!

Ok now that we got that out of the way. Today is National Cheese Day, and while I don't normally care about hashtag holidays... cheese is life. It has all kinds of benefits besides being delicious: the amino acids in cheese help your brain transmit messages, which means it LITERALLY MAKES YOU SMARTER. It can build muscle, keep you slim, and strengthen your bones and teeth. Sure, cheese can pack a fair amount of fat and calories too, but as I like to say: everything in moderation, including moderation. So go ahead and indulge in some cheese today! And if you need ideas for places to spend your hard-earned cheddar, here's a gouda list of places in New York to try. (Sorry not sorry for being so... wait for it... cheesy.)