For the second straight month, Wisconsin has a much smaller increase in cheese production than the nation as a whole. The U-S-D-A says Wisconsin factories put out 272-million pounds of cheese in May, just two-tenths-of-one-percent more than the same month last year while the national increase was a solid four-percent. Wisconsin’s mozzarella cheese production dropped by one-point-five-percent in May, while the state’s Cheddar output fell by one-tenth-percent and Italian cheeses had a rise of more than one-percent. Wisconsin remains the U-S leader in cheese making, with 26-percent of the national total. But second place California caught up a little in May, with a two-point-eight percent jump in its production from the previous year.