Ireland Cheese Market Report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Cheese market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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Issues covered in this Report
This Report examines the retail market for cheese. It evaluates the main drivers and trends affecting the market and influencing consumer behaviour. This Report draws on consumer research and examines types of cheese used and formats of cheese bought. Moreover, it investigates the usage of cheese and examines attitudes towards cheese.
Mintel’s definition includes products sold through the grocery retail channel and direct to consumers, including:
- Fresh cheese and cream cheese
- Hard cheese and semi-hard cheese
- Processed cheese
- Soft cheese and semi-soft cheese
While excluded from the definition of this Report, the market size includes sales of cottage cheese (which falls under the curd and quark category). Sales via catering or foodservice establishments are excluded.
Block cheese is used to describe cheese such as cheddar, Brie and blue cheeses and any other type that comes in a block format.
Packet cheese and cheese spreads are processed cheeses that are not classified as natural cheese such as Dairylea Singles.
Specialty cheese refers to cheeses such as artisan cheese and also includes lactose-free cheese products.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Joanna Kempiak, a leading analyst in the Food & Drink sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
Cheese remains a key diet component of Irish consumers, though their eating habits are influenced by European food cultures. Free-from cheeses, cheese-based meat alternatives options and nutrient-rich product ranges are growing in popularity as consumers become more concerned about environment, animal welfare as well as their own health and wellbeing.
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