A Year of Innovation in the Cheese Market 2023
Innovation reflects consumers' interest in convenient, snackable and better-for-you options. Mikolaj Kaczorowski, Innovation Analyst…

A Year of Innovation in the Cheese Market 2023

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Explore the latest innovations across the cheese market in 2023. Our global trends market report identifies the biggest launch activities, pivotal consumer attitudes and important advances of the year across regions like EMEA, APAC, and the Americas.

Innovation in Cheese – EMEA

Consumers are eager for more convenient cheese formats. Cheese brands are not only increasingly focusing on the classic convenient formats such as sliced, shredded and spreadable, but are developing more options to place cheese as an easy to prepare meal centrepiece.

  • 61% of adults in Poland say there should be more cheese in snacking formats.

Innovation in Cheese – APAC

Consumers in Asia are on the lookout for new flavour experiences. Cheese brands in the region are innovating around popular flavour categories such as fruit and vegetables along with more novel flavour combinations to pique consumer interest in the category.

  • 35% of Indian consumers who do not regularly eat cheese say there should be more flavoured options.

Innovation in Cheese – Americas

As consumers learn about the carbon consequences of dairy production, they are increasingly looking for reassurance from dairy brands about their commitment to sustainable practices. For cheese brands, this means consumers want more assurance and information about climate-friendly production and packaging.

Purchase the full report to learn more about the latest innovations in the global cheese market, if you would like to learn about what these innovations mean for the future of the industry, take a look at Mintel’s The Future of Cheese 2023.

Expert Analysis from an Innovation Specialist

This report, written by Mikolaj Kaczorowski, a leading innovation analyst, delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight global trends and innovation in cheese and add expert context to the numbers.

Meat and poultry brands are flagging up convenient preparation and storage options. Ethical and sustainability claims continue to see growth.

Mikolaj Kaczorowski, Innovation AnalystMikolaj Kaczorowski
Innovation Analyst

Table of Contents


    • Europe: cheese brands are keen to showcase the versatility of cheese
    • Graph 1: cheese launches, by format type, 2018-23
    • Europe: the cheese category is ripe for more positive nutrition messaging
    • Graph 2: cheese launches, plus claims by sub-category, 2022-23
    • The Middle East & Africa (MEA)
  2. Asia Pacific (APAC)

    • Asia: more adventurous flavours arrive in the cheese category
    • Asia: cheese brands adapt to meet consumers' dietary requirements
    • Graph 3: cheese launches, by vegetarian claim, 2018-23
    • Australia & New Zealand
  3. the americas

    • North America: animal welfare claims grow among cheese launches
    • Graph 4: cheese launches, by select ethical and environmental claims, 2018-23
    • North America: innovation in cheese targets consumers' nutritional needs
    • Graph 5: cheese launches, by select plus claims, 2018-23
    • Latin America: sustainable claims record a slight rise among cheese launches
    • Graph 6: cheese launches, by select ethical and environmental claims, 2018-23

About the report

This market report provides in-depth analysis and insight supported by a range of data. At the same time, introductory and top-level content is provided to give you an overview of the issues covered.

The consumer

What They Want. Why They Want It.

The Competitors

Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

The Market

Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

The Innovations

New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

The Opportunities

Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

The Trends

What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

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