Wet burrito at El Rio Verde

Wet burrito at El Rio Verde

A couple of pies from The Wedge in OKC

A couple of pies from The Wedge in OKC

Double cheese @ Steak ‘n’ Shake.

Double cheese @ Steak ‘n’ Shake.

Ten cheese pizza. I dare you to out-cheese this one!

Ten cheese pizza. I dare you to out-cheese this one!

Meatball pizza at Lombardi’s coal oven pizza in Little Italy

Meatball pizza at Lombardi’s coal oven pizza in Little Italy

Mac & cheese, broccoli cheese soup & a cheesy panini.

Mac & cheese, broccoli cheese soup & a cheesy panini.

The cheeseless summer of 1942

Cheese ban
[from wikipedia]

1942 U.S. restriction to American cheese

During the summer months of 1942, U.S. officials imposed severe restrictions on cheese consumption as a wartime conservation measure. These restrictions disallowed the sale or consumption of all types of cheese other than American Cheese. This was due to a combination of factors: paucity of availability of cheese from continental Europe, abundance of the American variety, and a perceived need to encourage wartime patriotism among citizens. The ban took effect on May 4, 1942.

The public response to the ban was immediate and noticeable. Importers of British cheese claimed that it damaged morale in both countries, and represented a lack of solidarity in the war effort on the part of the USA. For these reasons and others, the ban was rescinded without opposition on August 1, 1942.

Yeah, we eat here a lot.

Yeah, we eat here a lot.

Cheese & onion enchiladas

Cheese & onion enchiladas