Each year more than 4.6 billion pounds of cheese are consumed through restaurants and food service. Cheddar and mozzarella account for 42 percent of all cheese used in restaurants and Wisconsin leads the U.S. in production of cheddar and is the second largest producer of mozzarella. Unequivocally, food service is important to Wisconsin dairy farmers.
Did you know?
- Food service accounts for 38 percent of total domestic cheese use
- Mozzarella alone accounts for more than 25 percent of cheese in food service
- Combined, mozzarella and pizza cheese account for 41 percent of total food service cheese use
Wisconsin leads the U.S. in production of cheddar and is the second largest producer of mozzarella. That’s why food service is important to Wisconsin dairy farmers.
Consumers continue to be adventurous and look for new items on menus. DFW helps facilitate limited time offers, so new types of Wisconsin cheeses are added to menus to help drive incremental volume.
Any way you slice it, shred it or grate it, cheese usage in food service is game changer for Wisconsin dairy farmers.