Nobody Is Moving Our Cheese: American Surplus Reaches Record High

Americans consumed almost 37 pounds per capita in 2017, but that wasn't enough to reduce the country's 1.4 billion-pound cheese surplus. The stockpile of cheese started to build several years ago.
Cheese is packaged for sale at Widmer's Cheese Cellars in 2016 in Theresa, Wis. Record dairy production in the U.S. has produced a record surplus of cheese causing prices to drop. Source: Scott Olson

It's a stinky time for the American cheese industry.

While Americans consumed nearly 37 pounds per capita in 2017, it was not enough to reduce the country's 1.4 billion-pound cheese surplus,. The glut, which at is the largest in U.S. history, means that there is enough cheese sitting in cold-storage to wrap around the

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