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FACTS & FIGURES #15: The Cheesiest Places on Earth

  • The United States is the world’s number one producer of cheese: lady liberty makes almost 4.3 million metric tons per year. Germany, although 27 times smaller, produces nearly 2 million metric tons annually!
  • Greece and France are the world’s top cheese consumers, boasting 31.1 and 26.1 kilos per capita per year, respectively.
  • There are over 2,000 types of cheese in the world. France and Italy each produce over 400 kinds—Imagine a different cheese every day of the year…
– Gabriel Spieler
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