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Today, cheese lovers across America will ‘brie’ in cheese heaven celebrating National Cheese Lover’s Day. Whether you’re at home or planning a visit to Vermont’s cheese trail, it’s a day when you and fellow cheese lovers can enjoy anything and everything, well, “cheesy.”

While most cheese in the US is made from cow’s milk, there are still a variety of cheeses made from the milk of other farm animals, including goats, sheep, deer and llamas. Today, there are more than 900 different types of cheeses, which vary by age, texture, color and flavor. In 2012, the USDA found that an average of 33.51 pounds of cheese per capita was consumed in the US; that’s the most amount of cheese consumption on record. (And fun fact: The most commonly consumed cheeses in the US are cheddar, burrata, gouda, feta and mozzarella.) But don’t feel bad, the average person in France consumes almost double that each year! READ MORE

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I think every day should be cheese day, and if you’re a cheese lover like me, I think you’d agree. January 20 is the unofficial National Cheese Day, and April 11 is the unofficial National Cheese Fondue Day. Whatever day you decide to celebrate, our For Cheese Lovers slideshow is sure to be a nice complement to your celebrations. And while you’re at it, hop on over to our Food & Drink section for the best places in America to experience a Pizza Paradise.

Post a comment below to let us know about what your favorite cheese and/or cheese dish.

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