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National String Cheese Day!

Today we celebrate one of my favorite snack, a stringy snack made with mozzarella cheese.  Who doesn’t love cheese?  This stringy snack is delicious and easy to grab when you have the craving for an easy snack.  This day is observed annually on September 20th.

The perfect snack is something that is not heavy on the calories especially when you’re watching your diet and readily available to take with you on the go, and that perfect snack is string cheese.

String cheese generally refers to a snack-sized serving of low-moisture mozzarella cheese formed into a string and cylindrical in shape, about 6 inches long and less than an inch in diameter.  The common term is “cheese stick” which is cut and packaged, either individually or as a package of several individual packs.  The string cheese gets its name because it can be eaten by pulling strips of cheese from the cylinder along its length and eating these strings.  It was invented by Frank Baker and Jeb Cubbs of Baker Cheese in St. Cloud in 1976.

Galbani Cheese founded National String Cheese Day in 2017 to celebrate America’s love of String Cheese.  Everyone enjoys a stringy cheese, young and adult.  So, today, celebrate this day by purchasing a bag of string cheese to enjoy with your kids.  Share on social media your favorite string cheese using #StringCheeseDay.

1946 First Cannes Film Festival

The first annual Cannes Film Festival opens at the resort city of Cannes on the French Riviera. The festival had intended to make its debut on September 1939, but the outbreak of World War II forced the cancellation of the inaugural Cannes.

The world’s first annual international film festival was inaugurated at Venice in 1932. By 1938, the Venice Film Festival had become a vehicle for Fascist and Nazi propaganda, with Benito Mussolini’s Italy and Adolf Hitler’s Germany dictating the choices of films and sharing the prizes among themselves. Outraged, France decided to organize an alternative film festival. In June 1939, the establishment of a film festival at Cannes, to be held from September 1 to 20, was announced in Paris. Cannes, an elegant beach city, lies southeast of Nice on the Mediterranean coast. One of the resort town’s casinos agreed to host the event.

Films were selected and the filmmakers and stars began arriving in mid-August. Among the American selections was The Wizard of Oz. France offered The Nigerian, and Poland The Black Diamond. The USSR brought the aptly titled Tomorrow, It’s War. On the morning of September 1, the day the festival was to begin, Hitler invaded Poland. In Paris, the French government ordered a general mobilization, and the Cannes festival was called off after the screening of just one film: German American director William Dieterle’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Two days later, France and Britain declared war on Germany.

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