And lots of other things as well. Check out this great global map visualization of world cartograms showing many resources. This one shows global production of cheese. Mmm. They say: with rising incomes, consumption of cheese has increased worldwide. The United States is the leading cheese maker, producing about 25% of the world's cheese and over 400 varieties. Greece and France are the largest consumers of cheese, each consuming over 50 pounds of cheese per person each year. Japan, Philippines and China are the newest markets demanding more cheese. Cheese around the world.