August 9, 2023: Dairy Week In Review

The latest USDA Dairy Products report shows total cheese production up 0.4 percent from a year  ago to 1.17 billion pounds, but down 2.8 percent from May 2023. Hard cheeses saw the greatest  increases in production, with Parmesan output up 9.4 percent. Soft cheese production was down, with ricotta falling 9.5 percent from a year ago. In total, Italian type cheese production was down 1.3 percent from a year ago to 479 million pounds, while American type cheese production was up 2.7  percent to 478 million pounds. Read More