In honor of National Cheese Day, which is June 4 this year, we are sharing LawnStarter’s listing of the “Best Cities for Cheese Lovers.” Who doesn’t love cheese?
The website notes, “In 2019, the average American ate over 40 pounds of cheese. Yes, you read that right: 40 pounds per capita. And while we’re not the No. 1 consumers of cheese in the world (Europe is), we’re not far behind in claiming the top spot, either. That’s because every year we’re piling on another half-pound to our plate.”
When compiling its list, LawnStarter compared the 200 biggest U.S. cities across 10 cheesy metrics, “from the availability of fondue restaurants and Cheesecake Factory locations to average cost to the number of cheese-related events.”
It is not surprising to see California cities and one Wisconsin city take the top three spots. Here is the top 10.
- San Francisco, California – 51.50
- Madison, Wisconsin – 49.19
- Pasadena, California – 39.91
- Chicago, Illinois – 34.12
- Atlanta, Georgia – 33.71
- Arlington, Virginia – 32.89
- Torrance, California – 32.63
- Dayton, Ohio – 31.57
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 31.36
- Pomona, California – 31.07