U.S. consumers who appreciate aged Italian Parmesan cheese as an aperitif or atop their favorite pasta dish are stocking up ahead of next week’s tariff hike and as dairy producers in the two countries square off.
The Hemme family has been rooted in dairy farming for the past 22 years. When David Hemme’s four sons approached him about coming back to the farm and being a part of the business, they started Hemme Brothers Creamery.
The United States Department of Agriculture just released its estimate of dairy product consumption on a per capita basis, showing dairy product use climbed 7 pounds in 2019. That’s just over a 1% increase from 2018.