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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Cheese market, its consumers and the major players who make up that market.
Mintel has the answers you’re looking for
- What are the key challenges facing the industry?
- Who is the consumer and what do they want?
- Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?
Point of sale market data
In conjunction with IRi, extensive point of sale data shows you what consumers are spending their money onMarket Size
How big is the market today and what is our 5 year forecast? Includes both best & worst case scenariosMarket Segmentation
What are the different segments within the market and how are those individual segments performing?
What are consumers looking for, what drives their buying habits and what are their main purchase influencers?Demographic breakdown
From iGen & Millennials to Baby Boomers & beyond. Who is spending money and what are they spending it on?Representative sample
We gather our data from real-world consumers, selected to accurately reflect precise global demographics
What are the key players doing, what has been successful for them and what was their marketing spend?Product innovation
Using data from our Global New Product Database, what products were launched and how well were they perceived?Opportunities
What happens next, which areas are likely to experience growth and what opportunities exist within the market?
Covered in this report
This report covers four main segments of cheese:
- Natural cheese: includes all forms (slices, blocks, chunks, cubes,
crumbles, shredded), string cheese, and ricotta cheese. Cheeses
in this segment are produced directly from milk or whey that has
been coagulated, heated, drained, and pressed. It can include
the addition of salt and/or flavorings
- Processed cheese: includes cheese spreads in aerosol cans,
squeezable tubes, cheese balls, cheese loafs, and other forms,
and imitation cheese. Cheeses in this segment are typically a
blend of cheeses that have been mixed and cooked and include
additional ingredients such as cream, milk, water, or cheese
- Cottage cheese:
While most cheese is made from cow’s milk, cheeses made from
goat’s milk and other dairy products, as well as non-dairy sources
such as soy milk, also are included.
- Cream cheese/cream cheese spreads: includes brick, soft,
whipped, balls, and other forms; may be plain or flavored.
Excluded from this report are yogurt cheese, cheese sauces, and
What you need to know
With sales of $23.6 billion, the cheese category’s true challenge is
in growing off of such a considerable sales base, since consumers
already widely turn to cheese either as a snack or a recipe
Recent years of dollar sales stagnation have been
largely the result of commodity price fluctuations, but the opportunity
for growing the category could well come in the form of assuring
consumers that cheese is not only a component of a healthy diet but
can be integral as well.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by William Roberts, Jr, a leading analyst in the Food & Drink sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
With sales of $23.6 billion, the cheese category's true challenge is in growing off of such a considerable sales base, since consumers already widely turn to cheese either as a snack or a recipe component. Recent years of dollar sales stagnation have been largely the result of commodity price fluctuations, but the opportunity for growing the category could well come in the form of assuring consumers that cheese is not only a component of a healthy diet but can be integral as well.William Roberts, Jr
Senior Food & Drink Analyst