U.S. Cheese Market - Statistics & Facts

Among the major cheese producing countries, the United States was ranked second with around 6 million metric tons manufactured in 2019, following only the European Union. Wisconsin was the leading cheese producing state in the U.S. with a cheese quantity that amounted to 3.36 billion pounds in 2019. California and Idaho rounded off the top three states.

In the U.S. retail sector, total cheese volume sales amounted to about 1.46 billion tons in 2019. Cheese products can be found, amongst other things, in the deli department, the snack section or the specialty cheese category. The total category brought in sales amounting to 16.09 billion U.S. dollars in the United States in 2020. Cheddar was the best-selling cheese variety in the United States, accounting for 22.2 percent of all cheese volume sales in 2017. Cream cheese and mozzarella rounded off the leading three varieties.

The per capita consumption of cheese amounted to about 40 pounds in 2018.

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