Plant-based cheese continues to make inroads into the category. Cheese brands are innovating around sustainable production and better-for-you recipes.

Mikolaj Kaczorowski, Innovation Analyst

Table of Contents


    • Europe: plant-based cheese edges closer to the mainstream
    • Graph 1: cheese launches, by vegan and plant-based claims*, 2017-22
    • Europe: environmental claims grow among cheese launches
    • Graph 2: cheese launches, by share of select ethical and environmental claims, 2017-22
    • The Middle East & Africa (MEA)
  2. Asia Pacific (APAC)

    • Asia: cheese brands spell out better-for-you attributes
    • Asia:  cheese brands target consumers who are seeking less-processed options
    • Graph 3: cheese launches, by select natural claims, 2017-22
    • Australia & New Zealand
  3. the americas

    • North America: vegan and plant-based cheese launches record a rise in activity
    • Graph 4: cheese launches, by share of select suitable for claims, 2017-22
    • North America: flavour innovation is key to the popularity of cheese
    • Graph 5: cheese launches, by top flavour component groups, 2021-22
    • Latin America: better-for-you cheese is in demand
    • Graph 6: cheese launches, by select plus and minus claims, 2017 vs 2022

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