Wisconsin Still Leads Nation in Cheese Production
Once again Wisconsin is beating the competition in cheese production, with California as a close second. Minnesota and Idaho are giving the Badger State a run for its money in the cheddar department, however, and the nation's total cheese production is up 1 percent, compared to last summer. Keep it up, cheesemakers, we're always hungry!
The Badger State produced 227 million pounds of cheese in June. That was one-fourth of the nation's cheese production that month, and a 2 percent increase over the state's production in June of last year.
Half of Wisconsin's production was Italian cheese. The state produced 114 million pounds, a 3 percent increase from June 2011.