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While traditionally only part of Western fare, over the past couple decades, cheese has become a more familiar food in the diet of many cultures not customarily consuming it. As global appetites for cheese continue to grow, the U.S. cheese industry is well suited to supply the increased demand. 

In fact, the United States offers hundreds of varieties and styles perfectly crafted to meet global customers' and consumers'desire for enjoyable, great-tasting cheese. As a country of immigrants, many of our traditions reflect our ancestry, and one of those traditions is a love for cheese. Using centuries-old recipes and traditional methods, an industry was born with the first settlers. Today, the U.S. cheese industry is an international center of cheesemaking excellence and innovation. 

Come explore how our industry can help move your business forward with high-quality, safe and functional cheese ingredients and products. 

Why US Cheese

Why U.S. Cheese

As a buyer or an end-user of cheese, you are most likely looking for the best products or ingredients to set your business apart from the competition. Your need for adequate and consistent supply, as well as dedication to outstanding customer service to your own market, is what drives the U.S. dairy industry to be the best global supplier it can be.


More than 600 varieties of cheese are available from U.S. cheesemakers. In fact, some of the world's most popular cheeses, including brick, Colby and Monterey Jack, originated in the U.S. Discover these and many more!

Using Cheese

Learn more about the various applications and benefits of using U.S. cheese to develop delicious food products or enhance your menu.


Functional Properties

Explore the functional benefits of U.S. cheese as food ingredients such as browning, shelf-life extension and more.                                                                                                                                                          

Health & Nutrition

U.S. cheeses can increase the nutrient density of food products and are a good source of other health-promoting factors. Learn more about the essential nutrients important to overall health.                                     

Cheese Variety and Affordability

Your supply options of some popular cheeses might be at risk. Click and read-on to find out how it can affect you and how you can help.

Resources & Insights

A collection of downloadable and printable publications and materials is available to global customers who wish to further their knowledge and understanding of U.S. cheeses, their nutritional benefits and applications. Consumer tools are also accessible to assist in promoting U.S. cheese. Check-out these valuable resources!

Reference Manual for U.S. Cheese

Reference Manual for U.S. Cheese

Everything you ever wanted to know about U.S. cheese and its industry. Also available in Arabic, Japanese, Vietnamese (more languages coming soon).

U.S. Specialty Cheese

U.S. Specialty Cheeses

U.S. cheese is much more than just bulk cheese. Learn more about our award winning specialty cheeses.

Cheese Appreciation Guide

Cheese Appreciation Guide

Trying to encourage your local consumers to eat U.S. cheese? Use this tool and many others to enhance their experience.

Formulas & Recipes

Whether you are a food & beverage manufacturer or a foodservice operator, there is a U.S. cheese formula or recipe to suit your needs. Hundreds of innovative ideas are at your fingertips. 

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Common Questions

Have questions about U.S. cheese? Find answers under our Common Questions page.