New York cheese production up 4%

New York cheese makers produced 861 million lbs in 2017, 4% above 2016 production

The full Dairy Products 2017 Summary report contains 2016 and 2017 monthly and annual state and U.S. production of cheese, yogurt, sour cream, butter, ice cream, and additional data. (Breville USA, Flickr/Creative Commons)

Total New York cheese production in 2017, excluding cottage cheese, was 861 million pounds, 4 percent above 2016 production. American type cheese production in New York was 132 million pounds, 2 percent above 2016 and accounted for 15 percent of total cheese in 2017. Total 2017 Italian cheese production in New York was 350 million pounds, 5 percent below 2016 and accounted for 41 percent of total cheese in 2017. Creamed cottage cheese production was 83.7 million pounds, down 1 percent from 2016. Sour cream production was 270 million pounds, down 2 percent from 2016. Yogurt production was 707 million pounds, up 4 percent from the previous year.

 

Total U.S. cheese production in 2017, excluding cottage cheese, was 12.7 billion pounds, 3.9 percent above 2016 production. American type cheese production in the U.S. was 5.07 billion pounds, 6.4 percent above 2016 and accounted for 40.1 percent of total cheese in 2017. Italian varieties, with 5.38 billion pounds was 1.5 percent above 2016 production and accounted for 42.5 percent of total cheese in 2017. Mozzarella accounted for 77.3 percent of the Italian production followed by Parmesan with 8.4 percent and Provolone with 7.4 percent. Butter production in the United States during 2017 totaled 1.85 billion pounds, 0.4 percent above 2016. Sour cream production was 1.39 billion pounds, up 1 percent from 2016. U.S. yogurt production was 4.48 billion pounds, up slightly from the previous year.

The full Dairy Products 2017 Summary report contains 2016 and 2017 monthly and annual state and U.S. production of cheese, yogurt, sour cream, butter, ice cream, and additional data.

For the complete Dairy Products Annual Summary report, go to: https://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1054