Key Market Indicators
By 2026, Dutch cheese production is projected to reach 1.03 million metric tons — up 1.2% year-on-year, according to CAGR figures. This is a marked increase from 1966, when production was up by 1.4% annually. In 2021, the Netherlands was the fifth-largest cheese producer worldwide, with 959,350 metric tons. Germany, France and Italy followed in second, third and fourth place, respectively.