Cheese fondue at The Melting Pot, Farmingdale

Cheese fondue at The Melting Pot, Farmingdale Credit: Newsday/Barbara Alper

Because — and only because — there’s a freebie involved, I mention that today is National Cheese Fondue Day, one of those calendar holidays of dubious origin. The day is currently being leveraged by the marketing folks at The Melting Pot.

At any rate, the fondue-centered restaurant, which has a branch in Farmingdale, is giving away email vouchers for a pot of free cheese fondue, estimated at about $16 in value and redeemable April 16 to June 12 to the first 25,000 people to sign up for ”Club Fondue”  by tomorrow at 3:59 a.m.  Click here to do so, but know that this will mean you’re in line for emails about fondue and wine events, as well as promotions. Club members will also get advance holiday reservation privileges. A blessing or a curse? You decide.

The Melting Pot is at 2377 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale, 631-752-4242.

Above: Cheese fondue at The Melting Pot, Farmingdale