WI sets national pace for specialty cheese volumes
March production sets state, national records
MADISON – Specialty cheeses accounted for 24 percent of Wisconsin’s cheese production during 2016, according to a recent report by the state’s field office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The year’s total of 774 million pounds was an increase of 51.8 million pounds or 7 percent compared to 2015.
Specialty cheeses are defined as a value-added product which commands a premium price. Those which qualify have one or more unique qualities such as an exotic origin, limited supply, particular processing or design trait, unusual application……….