No Surprise American Cheese on Burgers Ranks No. 1 in US

Just in time to coincide with National Cheeseburger Day in the United States on September 18, Finlandia Cheese released findings from a survey about cheeseburger consumption preferences conducted recently among 2,000 Americans from coast the coast. The results, according to the Parsippany, New Jersey-based company’s public relations department, “are 'grater' than you ever imagined.”

The poll, conducted in conjunction with Learndipity Data Insights, revealed that two-thirds of US consumers enjoy American cheese on their cheeseburgers. Here are the complete rankings, based on the percentage of respondents who "like" or "love" each cheese variety on a burger:

  1. American Cheese: 66%
  2. Cheddar: 65%
  3. Swiss: 43%
  4. Pepper Jack: 40%
  5. Provolone: 31%
  6. Colby: 27%
  7. Muenster: 16%
  8. Gouda: 16%
  9. Havarti: 11%
  10. Gruyere: 9%
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Among the survey’s other findings:

  • The Western United States ranked #1 for preferring burgers with cheddar (67%), with the South coming in at a close second (63%).
  • New York has 39% pepper jack cheese lovers, while New Jersey has 21%.
  • 11% of women prefer gouda cheese, versus 23% of men.

About Finlandia Cheese

A subsidiary of Helsinki, Finland-headquartered Valio LTD, Finlandia Cheese was founded in the 1950’s as the demand for full flavored, quality cheeses began to grow in America. Today Finlandia is one of the most highly regarded cheese brands in the United States. While best known for traditional Swiss cheese, the company’s offers a line 12 varieties of cheese including American, Jalapeño Muenster, Sharp Cheddar and Colby Jack.