1914, the concept of Cheese Days originated from the
notion that if some little town in Illinois could have
a festival commemorating sauerkraut, then a celebration
based on cheese would be an even better idea.
A group of
local businessmen planned the festivities in just nine
days, driving a roadster through the city of Monroe
to publicize the event. A hand-lettered sign attached
to the vehicle proclaimed FIRST CHEESE DAY COMMITTEE
1914 WE STARTED SOMETHING!
And did they
invite you to take part in Cheese Days 2012 where
Old World tradition has generated an out-of-this-world