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Cheese Producers News—Consumer Pricing and CME Cheese Market

European countries are experiencing mixed milk production as favorable weather conditions in some parts of the region increases cow comfort and milk output, leading to strong cheese production. Reports indicate retail demand for cheese is high in Europe, while other sources report that food service sales are steady. Even with the high demand, farmland cheesemakers are unable to complete orders due to tight inventories of some varieties. The pricing for loads of cheese to deliver in October is stronger than in other months.

Foreign Type Cheese Wholesale Price Adjustments

Prices on domestic blue, gorgonzola, parmesan and romano cheese dipped $.0500 this week. Prices on all other varieties of cheese remain unchanged.

Meanwhile, the collection and publication of Wholesale Selling Prices: FOB Distributors Dock for 1,000 - 5,000 lbs, mixed lots will end with Report 39, during the week of September 25, 2023. Contact or (608)422-8588 for more information.

Wholesale Selling Prices

The thousand to five-thousand pound mixed lot prices for various imported and domestic cheese are as follows:

  • Blue: Imported $2.6400 - $5.2300, Domestic $2.2225 - $3.7100
  • Gorgonzola: Imported $3.6900 - $5.7400, Domestic $2.7300 - $3.4475
  • Parmesan: Domestic $2.6125 - $4.7250
  • Romano: Domestic $3.4125 - $5.5675
  • Sardo Romano (Argentina): Imported $2.8500 - $4.7800
  • Reggianito (Argentina): Imported $3.2900 - $4.7800
  • Jarlsberg: Imported $2.9500 - $6.4500
  • Swiss (Finland): Imported $2.6700 - $2.9300

CME Cheese Market

CME cheese market prices from September 18 - 22, 2023, issued weekly are as follows:

  • Barrel: $1.5650
  • 40-pound Block: $1.7700

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