Cheese, glorious cheese! Do you want to know how much I love it? For my last couple of birthdays, all I wanted was a charcuterie board with all types of cheeses, meats, and other goodies. And I have to say, I got them and they were delish! My family loves it, too. I always keep a variety in my fridge.

Do you love cheese as much as I do? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear from you!

Cheese Panel Facts

– The top cheeses purchased by NCP panel members based on total dollars spent in the past 12 months* were:




– NCP panel members scanned over 16,000 unique UPC barcodes for cheese in the past 12 months.

– The split was almost 50/50 between NCP panel members’ purchases of clerk-served vs. self-served cheeses.*

*Many cheese products, such as those ordered at a store’s deli counter, don’t have a UPC barcode. In that case, panel members use the Non-Barcoded Items List in the NCPMobile app to report those purchases. 

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Cheese Fun Facts

Here are some fun facts about cheese courtesy of

  • There are more than 1,800 different kinds of cheese varieties in the world.
  • Mozzarella is the most popular cheese in America, thanks to our love of it on pizza.
  • The famous holes or eyes in swiss and emmentaler (and other alpine-style varieties that are part of any basic fondue recipe) are the result of carbon dioxide made by bacteria in the cheese, forming little air pockets as it hardens.
  • The world produces more cheese than coffee, tobacco, tea, and cocoa beans combined.
  • Some varieties like mozzarella, cheddar, and swiss help prevent tooth decay by promoting saliva, which helps to eliminate sugar and acids from the mouth.
  • Most cheese is made with just three ingredients: milk, salt, and a coagulant such as vinegar, rennet, or bacteria. It’s amazing that these three ingredients can produce so many different kinds.

NCP On Social Media

On NCP’s social media sites we recently asked, “What cheese do you buy most often; shredded, crumbles, blocks, sliced, cubes, etc.? Most of our panel members and followers commented that they buy the shredded variety most often.

Follow NCP on social media! It’s a great way to interact with other members, answer fun questions, share your shopping opinions, and keep up to date with NCP.

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Panel Members: Don’t forget to scan all of your cheese purchases, whether barcoded or non-barcoded.

Have a great weekend, relax and take it cheesy!

Best regards,


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