Pizza Shop Owners Seeking Price Cut For Dairy Supplies

According to the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, pizza shop operators are suffering from the effects of high cheese costs and are finding new ways to use less cheese on pizza as a result.
Cheese costs make up approximately 40% of the cost of a pizza according to the CRFA who have complained publicly that cheese costs have risen unfairly and not in accordance with cost of living averages. The CFRA says dairy prices have jumped at least 57 per cent in the past 14 years – almost twice the rate of inflation.They claim that during that same time frame that the real costs of industrial milk production have only risen 6% on average. Pizza shop owners claim that the cost of producing fresh pizza using cheese is 30% more than that of frozen pizza manufacturers.
Frankly, I’m not sure who is full of shit here, but I do know that in 14 years agriculture land has increased in value by scads, and on top of that, equipment costs have risen as well fuel prices have skyrocketed and to top that now there is open competition for corn as we are now using corn for ethanol…therefore, I would say that almost all the costs of farming have increased enough that a 57% rise in cheese prices over 14 years…ain’t so bad at all.


  1. Anonymous
    Posted December 21, 2008 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Maybe the pizza guys could look at importing their cheese from China. We’ve crippled most of our domestic manufacturing sector by buying Chinese chit. It’s high time we did the same to agriculture.

  2. jim bender
    Posted December 22, 2008 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Anyone up for a melamine hawaiin?

  3. Anonymous
    Posted December 22, 2008 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    I hear a little anti-freeze spices up the dipping sauce.

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