Once the stalwart of dairy, the cheese category has hit some more trying times. If it isn't shredded it just is not doing much. The growth in natural cheese is still there, but the pace has slowed considerably. So what's a cheese maker to do? Well one logical step has already been taken-production is down. Perhaps this is one part of the food industry that's not recession proof. And if consumers aren't eating as much cheese now they may come back as once the economy turns around. This article analyzes the decline in cheese sales.