Wisconsin Dairy Fun facts
Wisconsin Leads the Nation In: -Number of Dairy Farms: 18,000 -Number of Cheese Plants: 126 -Total U.S. Cheese Production: 2 Billion Pounds -Wisconsin is the first in the production of many popular cheese varieties.
Percent of Total U.S. Production: 80%--Cold Pack & Cheese Food, 67%--Muenster, 43%---Brick, 26%---Cheddar, and 25%---Mozzarella.
Wisconsin dairy farms produce more than 23 billion pounds of milk every year. That's about 14% of the country's total milk supply.
Wisconsin is the # 1 cheese-producing state making 26% of the country's cheese.
Wisconsin cheesemakers use about 90% of Wisconsin's milk supply to make more than 2 billion pounds of cheese every year.
Wisconsin has 1,290 licensed cheesemakers--more than any other state.
Wisconsin has the country's most stringent state standards for cheesemaking and overall dairy product quality.
Wisconsin ranks first among all states in the production of Cheddar, American, Mozzarella, Brick, Muenster and Limburger cheeses.
Wisconsin is home to more than 126 cheese plants--more than any other state in the country--that produce more than 350 varieties, types and styles of Wisconsin cheese--nearly double that of any other state.
There are six major breeds of cattle in Wisconsin and the United States: Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, and Milking Shorthorn.