There is a growing trend in cheese consumption in the United States; it is twice the amount it was 25 years ago and there is no end in sight.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, “The average U.S. cheese consumption nearly tripled between 1970 and 2003, from 11 pounds per person to 31 pounds.”
So what is causing this love-of-cheese trend? According to the USDA, “The rising cheese consumption has been aided by ready availability of a wider variety of cheeses, more away-from-home eating, and greater popularity of ethnic cuisines that employ cheese as a major ingredient.”
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