Manufacturing of Dairy Products - Cheese

Production of cheese by variety in Canada

Production of cheese by variety in Canada
Varieties 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 (JA - NO)
('000 KG)
Cheddar 143,070 146,810 155,139 162,355 173,478 150,195
Mozzarella [1] 120,157 146,810 143,932 147,137 147,732 139,125
Cream 37,906 E 37,316 E 41,171 23,339 E 23,528 E 40,158 E
Cottage 24,094 21,362 21,397 23,339 23,528 21,439
SWISS & EMMENTAL 10,184 10,827 10,551 E 7,787 8,651 E 8,660 E
PARMESAN 9,006 9,752 10,776 11,271 11,919 11,323
RICOTTA 5,712 6,650 8,352 8,886 9,375 8,564
MONTEREY JACK 8,330 7,843 9,361 10,950 11,054 11,379
HAVARTI 7,348 7,382 7,296 7,583 7,527 7,120
FETA 5,909 6,978 E 7,674 7,927 7,934 8,145
GOUDA 3,045 E 3,475 E X 2,880 2,992 2,914 E
BRICK 2,922 2,630 3,272 3,604 3,910 3,736
PROVOLONE 3,294 E 3,442 3,774 3,885 4,441 3,489
FRIULANO & CASATA 522 E X X 760 E 760 X
COLBY 334 E X X X X 385 E
OTHERS [2] 51,558 52,086 53,946 59,912 56,712 57,458
TOTAL 433,391 446,216 476,641 497,281 510,250 474,090

Production of cheese by category in Canada

Production of cheese by category in Canada
Categories 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 (JA - NO)
('000 KG)
SOFT CHEESE 74,240 72,588 77,194 78,143 80,550 75,311
Semi-soft cheese 144,642 156,592 164,001 178,035 178,737 169,874
Firm Cheese 170,955 180,688 190,682 200,592 210,212 187,039
Hard Cheese 9,812 10,790 11,742 12,277 12,865 12,300
Blue-veined cheese 804 834 841 845 857 705
Others [2] [4] 32,939 24,725 32,181 27,388 27,029 28,860
Total 433,391 446,216 476,641 497,281 510,250 474,090

[1] Includes pizza cheese and cheese used in the making of processed cheese
[2] Includes confidential data and cheeses not reported by category at the plant
[3] Graphic excludes mozzarella, cheddar and cottage cheese (graphic can be found in the attached spreadsheet and pdf)
[4] In 2015 and 2016, others included Colby and Friulano & Casata
[E] Estimate
x Confidential
Source: Statistics Canada
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Market Infomation Section

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