When I was 13 or 14, my parents had a bit of a windfall so bought a lovely new kitchen, but I burnt it down. I was making cheese on toast when flames escaped from the grill. My father stopped the fire with blind panic and excessive water. I was forgiven, but it put me off cooking for years.

Erin O’Connor

Cheese Toast is a delicious dish. It’s a California-born favorite beloved by many people. It’s simple and easy to make (depending on who’s cooking), and it’s very filling. You can search all over for recipes and they’ll all be good. Here are some interesting facts about this tasty day!

History of Cheese Toast Day

It was created by Del Johnson of Los Angeles in 1958 when he opened his first Sizzler restaurant. Sizzler’s cheese toast was originally made with an egg bread with a Parmesan cheese mixture to it. Then overtime they switched from a white bread to a french bread with a margarine base. Nowadays Sizzler’s has restaurants all over the world in countries such as Australia, China, Japan, Thailand, and Puerto Rico. In connection to this holiday, Sizzler’s dedicated this day as their Cheese Toast Day, in which they usually give out free cheese toast at their restaurant locations. This toast recipe despite its changes has been around for over five decades, which is quite impressive.

Besides sizzler’s, cheese toast is probably the easiest thing you can make, and depending on what you’re in the mood for, you can go for anything. You have all different kinds of cheese, like cheddar, Swiss, provolone, goat cheese, etc. You also have a variety of breads from white, rye, wheat, French, Italian, or just any kind of bread. You put butter or margarine on it, and you can put herbs in the butter too. You can get as creative with it as you want, but putting it in the oven and making the toast toasty is what matters.

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How to celebrate Cheese Toast Day

So, to celebrate this day, try out some cheese toast recipes to make at home. You can also try and find a sizzler’s near you and try out their famous cheese toast. While you at the restaurant, take a cheese toast selfie and share it with friends. Either way, just eating cheese toast sounds good, doesn’t it? Sometimes the simplest recipe is the best way to go.

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