Happy Big Block of Cheese Day (no, I’m not making this up)

“On February 22, 1837, President Jackson hosted an open house featuring a 1,400-pound block of cheese that sat in the main foyer of the White House. This original “Big Block of Cheese Day” opened the doors of the White House to thousands of citizens to interact with cabinet members and White House staff – and carve off a slice of the four foot by two foot thick slab of cheddar. “

The White House Blog

(From The West Wing episode “Crackpots and These Women” – Rip John Spencer (Leo McGarry)]

[Note: Joshua Malina was not in this episode]

featured image via The White House Historical Association

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