The Future of Cheese 2022
Brands have a unique opportunity to cash in on consumers' craving for cheese, turning pandemic-induced cooking and eating habits into new routines. Caroline Roux, Global Food & Drink Analyst…

The Future of Cheese 2022

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Discover the latest global trends and innovations across the Future of Cheese market. Our forward-looking cheese market report identifies areas which are evolving, consumer attitudes, and important advances expected across the Future of Cheese market over the next five years and beyond.


Current Market Landscape of the Future of the Cheese Market

Cheese is proving its potential to provide comfort as a nourishing, indulgent and affordable food. Cheese launches are highlighting nutritional and better-for-you attributes, while natural and sustainable qualities are also growing in prominence.

Cheese Market Trends in the Next Two Years

Cheese brands must focus on turning pandemic-induced habits into new routines for cheese market growth. They should leverage consumers’ enthusiasm for cooking while nurturing their nutritional credentials and committing to sustainability.

Cheese Market Trends in Five Years and Beyond

Legislators will persuade consumers to cut down on cheese consumption, while new technologies will allow them to make more sustainable choices.

Expert Analysis from a Specialist in the Field

This report, written by Caroline Roux, a leading analyst in the Global Food and Drink sector, delivers in-depth commentary and analysis of cheese market research and cheese market size to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

Cheese innovation is buoyant. To fit into consumers’ lifestyles and values, brands are looking to root cheese in nutrition and health as well as leverage consumer enthusiasm for cooking. Consumers have continually turned to cheese as comfort food in 2021. Baked feta pasta ranked as #1 for Googles annual list of top trending food searches. 

Caroline Roux
Global Food and Drink Analyst

Table of Contents

Where are we now

    • Cheese provides comfort in troubled times
    • What we are seeing

In the next two years

Entertain with fun cooking techniques

    • Create hacks that make cooking a comforting and relaxing pastime
    • Leverage the familiar flavor of cheese
    • Put on a cheese show

Nurture cheese’s health credentials

    • Cheese is still associated with strong health credentials
    • Cheese brands can credibly describe their products as healthier than most snacks
    • Vegan cheese needs to improve its nutritional value to compete with dairy cheese

Be accountable at every production stage

    • Young consumers are wary of the environmental impact of cheese production
    • Focus on farming practices that help lower the environmental impact of making milk
    • Manage local water supply and tangibly lower water usage at every production stage

In five years and beyond

    • Mintel’s perspective
    • Consumers will be incentivized to cut down on animal-based products, including cheese
    • Lab-grown cheese is scaling up
    • In China, cheese consumption will grow fast

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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