Industry: 2022—Natural, Processed, and Imitation Cheese
Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing natural cheese (except cottage cheese), processed cheese, cheese foods, cheese spreads, and cheese analogs (imitations and substitutes). These establishments also produce by-products, such as raw liquid whey. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing cottage cheese are classified in Industry 2026, and those manufacturing cheese-based salad dressings are classified in Industry 2035.

Cheese analogsCheese, processed
Cheese products, imitation or substitutesDips, cheese-based
Cheese spreads, pastes, and cheese-like preparationsProcessed cheese
Cheese, except cottage cheeseSandwich spreads, cheese
Cheese, imitation or substitutesWhey, raw: liquid
Codes Titles Number of US Businesses
2022Cheese; Natural and Processed823
202200Cheese; natural and processed283
20220000Cheese; natural and processed283
202201Cheese spreads, dips, pastes, and other cheese products65
20220100Cheese spreads, dips, pastes, and other cheese products49
20220101Dips, cheese-based4
20220102Pastes, cheese1
20220103Spreads, cheese7
20220104Whey, raw or liquid4
202299Cheese; natural and processed, nec475
20229901Imitation cheese5
20229902Natural cheese173
20229903Processed cheese297