The latest edition of the United States Department Agriculture (USDA) National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) says the U.S. supply of cheese is the highest it has been in over 100 years.
The June Cold Storage report shows the United States has an estimated 1.385 billion pounds of stockpiled cheese. This represents the highest amount of cheese on hand since records began being recorded in August of 1917.
The largest supply is in the East North Central region. This includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin. There is an estimated 339 million pounds of American cheese and 374 million pounds of other cheeses.
Cheese is the best way for a high surplus of milk to be stored. Milk goes bad much sooner, so cheese is a better way to preserve it.