Annual Cheese Consumption, by Country
Part of the Cheese For Dummies Cheat Sheet
You may think that the French, who produce more than 1,000 varieties of cheese, eat the most cheese per capita. Nope. The Greeks actually eat the most cheese, consuming an average of 68 pounds per person annually. (The Mediterranean diet is purportedly one of the healthiest, right?) The following table outlines the average annual cheese consumption for several countries. (The numbers are rounded up, based upon conversion from kilos.)
|Country||Amount Per Person|
|The Netherlands||46 lbs|
|United States||31 lbs|
Information based on 2009 statistics by Eurostat, the Canadian Dairy Information Centre (CDIC) and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.