National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar

June 4, 2021 – National Doughnut Day | National Cheese Day

June 03, 2021

Welcome to June 4th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate small carbs with a big impact and the world’s rarest cheese. 

You think you like doughnuts? Probably not as much as Jamie McDonald, a guy who would make Homer Simpson jealous. In 2012, Jamie ate 5 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts in 9 minutes, 17.28 seconds. But if eating fast isn’t your thing, how about a piece of the biggest doughnut in history? That record belongs to a bakery in Utica, New York that created a jelly doughnut with a 16 foot diameter that weighed nearly 2 tons. On National Doughnut Day we celebrate the Salvation Army’s first fundraiser honoring the Salvation Army Lassies.  These gals served doughnuts to soldiers on the front lines during World War I.  And while they weren’t fancy or record breaking, we know they had an impact on the guys who missed home! 

Today we celebrate another favorite comfort food - ooey, gooey cheese! This all time favorite can be found in every corner of the world, though it’s made from a variety of ingredients.  One of the rarest of these is the cheese that’s made from moose milk. At the Elk House farm in Sweden, three moose produce milk at the rate of 5 liters a day and only between May and September.  But the price tag makes it all worthwhile at $500 per pound for the finished cheese.  Kinda makes good old cheddar seem like a bargain.  If you’re up for adventure visit the Swedish farm on National Cheese Day.  Or grab a slab of something a little closer to home.

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.