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Dairy Facts 2016

Have You Curd? It's Big Block of Cheese Day at the White House

Jan 13, 2016
Photo from the @WhiteHouse Twitter page

In queso you haven’t heard, today is Big Block of Cheese Day, curd-esy of the White House.

In 1837, President Andrew Jackson famously opened the doors to the White House to invite citizens to comté share their thoughts and nibble on a 1400 pound block of cheese. Now 179 years later, the White House is taking the open house online for a day-long engagement event on social media.

The White House invited users on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr to ask-adero away using the hashtag #BigBlockOfCheeseDay. Cabinet officials, members of Congress, Senior White House officials and special guests were scheduled on different topics throughout the day to answer questions and receive cheesy puns.

To read more Big Block of Cheese Day puns, visit the White House blog for more fund-emmental information.

Members with questions may contact Audra Kruse, the IDFA communications specialist who crafted this report, at

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