It’s National Welsh Rarebit Day! Welsh rarebit is toast with hot cheese poured over it. It is often served as a pub snack.
The origins of this dishes' name are unclear. The Welsh term “rarebit” most probably means “rabbit.” Why would cheesy toast be called rabbit? The title is likely just a playful way to poke fun at the dish and those who eat it—much in the same way that “mock turtle soup” is not actually made from turtle.
Today, Welsh rarebit is a popular dish across Europe and in certain parts of the rest of the world. If you've never had Welsh rarebit before, National Welsh Rarebit Day is a great opportunity to try it for the first time!