What exactly is a cheeseball? And better yet, how did this food come to have an entire day devoted to celebrating it?
Well, after much googling, a cheeseball is considered to be "a spherical mass of cheese or cream cheese, often including nuts or other additions and served as an hors d'oeuvre or finger food, usually with bread or crackers." This is not to be confused with a cheese puff or poof. Good grief.
Further research showed there is apparently no reason why April 17th is National Cheeseball Day. There aren't even any records from the dairy association proclaiming this date to be a holiday. But after a wonderful (but exhausting) day at Spring Bada Bing, I don't really care if this is a widely celebrated or even legitimate holiday. I've poured my glass of wine, opened the whole wheat crackers and am getting ready to enjoy my Port Wine & Nut cheeseball.