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Wisconsin cheese production continues to outpace the rest of the country

Wisconsin cheese production keeps humming along at a faster pace than the rest of the country.

According to new federal numbers, the Badger State pumped out 244-million pounds of cheese in May. That’s four-point-four percent more than a year ago, which is higher than the national increase of three-point-nine percent.

Wisconsin remains the nation’s largest cheese-maker, and its May production increase was double that of second-place California. The Golden State made 198-million pounds for a 2.2 percent increase.

Nationally, about 954-million pounds of cheese were produced in May. Wisconsin’s output of American cheese jumped by six-and-a-half percent from the year before, and Cheddar production was up by just over five-percent.