School cafeteria workers prepare turkey ham and cheese sandwiches for school lunches.
Photo Courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture. Photo by Ken Hammond.
Cheese Production in the United States
The United States is the world’s leading producer of cheese. About one third of milk production is used to make cheese. Some other common milk products are butter, skim milk, powdered milk, flavored milk (Chocolate, Strawberry), whole milk, cream, buttermilk, yoghurt, sour cream, condensed milk, evaporated milk, ice cream, frozen yoghurt, ice milk, and whey protein. Milk is an important ingredient in cooking and baking. Wisconsin leads the nation in cheese production at 26 % of the total. Cheese is such a distinctive Wisconsin product that fans of the Green Bay (Wisconsin) Packers professional football team wear foam cheese hats to the games and call each other "cheeseheads." Click on PICTURES below to see a photo of "Cheeseheads." Click on CHARTS for additional information about cheese.