12 Insanely Delicious Things You Didn’t Know About Cheese


1. Mozzarella is the most popular cheese in the United States. Second place is cheddar.

2. There was cheese made from human breast milk. Apparently it had a nutty hazelnut-like taste.

3. A study in 2012 found that the French consumed 26.2 kilograms (57.7 pounds) of cheese per capita.

4. The most expensive cheese is from Sweden. It costs $500 per pound and it’s made from — wait, try and guess it — it’s moose. I couldn’t help myself. You’re eating $500 blocks of moose cheese.

5. The stinkiest cheese smells like dirty feet and it is made in Wisconsin.

6. Wisconsin poured cheese brine out on to its roads to battle ice and snow.

7. People sculpt cheese as a living.

8. The top 3 cheese producers in the United States are Wisconsin (2.4 billion pounds annually), California (2.1 billion pounds) and Idaho (770.6 million pounds).

9. There are over 500 recognized cheese varieties around the world.

10. Some scientists believe that eating cheese helps fight tooth decay.

11. A study showed that eating more cheese led to weight loss.

12. Tyrosemiophilia is the hobby of collecting cheese labels.