A general guideline to serving the correct amount of cheese is to prepare 4-6 oz. per person if cheese is the main food. Serve more or less depending on the time of day, other foods, or type of celebration.

Check out our quick chart for the fastest guideline to determine how much cheese is needed for your party!

# of people Main Meal
(6 oz. pp)
Luncheon
(4 oz. pp)
Cocktail Hour
(3 oz. pp)
Snack/Appetizer
(2 oz. pp)
5 2 lbs. 1-1/4 lbs. 1 lb. 3/4 lb.
10 3-3/4 lbs. 2-1/2 lbs. 2 lbs. 1-1/4 lbs.
20 7-1/2 lbs. 5 lbs. 3-3/4 lbs. 2-1/2 lbs.
30 11-1/4 lbs. 7-1/2 lbs. 5-1/2 lbs. 3-3/4 lbs.
40 15 lbs. 10 lbs. 7-1/2 lbs. 5 lbs.
50 18-3/4 lbs. 12-1/2 lbs. 9-1/2 lbs. 6-1/4 lbs.
100 37-1/2 lbs. 25 lbs. 18-3/4 lbs. 12-1/2 lbs.
150 56-1/4 lbs. 37-1/2 lbs. 28-1/4 lbs. 18-3/4 lbs.
200 75 lbs. 50 lbs. 37-1/2 lbs. 25 lbs.