Americans gotta have their cheese. In 2003, the market value of all the cheese consumed by the American populace through supermarket sales and restaurant and fast-food outlets was nearly $40 million. Americans consumed 8.8 billion pounds of natural cheese. Thus, the average American consumed 30.6 pounds of natural cheese in that year.
The most popular of cheese was mozzarella (there is probably some sort of correlations between this and the ungodly amount of Pizza Americans consume per year) with 2.8 billion pounds consumed in 2003. However, almost 90% of the cheese ever sold in American is classified as a “Cheddar type cheese.” I bet we’re cutting even more cheese now.