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Cheese Market

Cheese Market

Cheese Market By Product Type (Processed Cheese, Unprocessed Cheese), Sales Channel (Modern Grocery Retail, Traditional Grocery Retail, Non-Grocery Retail, Other channels) & Region - Forecast to 2017-2022

Cheese Market
  • Mar-2022
  • List of Tables : 145
  • List of Figures : 45
  • 170 Pages
  • Food & Beverage


Cheese is derived by processing of curd, which is ripened further to render it with a peculiar texture, aroma and flavor. Cheese production comprises acid, and enzymatic activities, and ageing of cheese provides the desired final product.

Derived from a variety of milk sources such as goat, sheep, buffalo, and cow, various cheese produced include blue cheese, feta, cheddar, and mozzarella. The varieties of cheese are segregated on the basis of their aging period, and processing techniques.

The primary factor sustaining the growth of the cheese market is the unstoppable need for convenience food worldwide. Shortage of time for making elaborate meals through conventional methods has been driving the adoption of packaged food items, along with easy & quick meal options.

Cheese market growth is also affected by the fact that people use such products for preparing fast & simple food items, making it easier for them to cope up with their daily fast-paced regime. In addition, a soaring number of working women, shifting food habits, and the rise in purchasing power of people, particularly in developed economies, have altogether been fuelling the expansion of the cheese market.

The majority of leading cheese market players are focusing on the expansion of their presence worldwide by adopting key strategies. The introduction of innovative products, attractive packaging methods, and interesting marketing campaigns are some key expansion strategies of the leading cheese market players.

However, the cheese market will witness the confinements of key factors such as the tremendous amount of fat content, which in turn has limited its consumption among the obese population.

Moreover, excessive consumption of cheese results in various negative effects on human health including cardiac arrests, and an increase in cholesterol levels. There has been a substantial surge in awareness about the ill effects of higher cheese consumption among consumers over the recent past.

The unstable economic conditions in developing as well as underdeveloped nations further restrict the consumer’s ability to spend more on dairy products such as cheese, thereby inhibiting the growth of the cheese market. The aforementioned factors are estimated to curb the growth of the global cheese market in the upcoming years.

The global cheese market is expected to exhibit a sluggish CAGR from 2017 to 2022. The global cheese market is anticipated to exceed revenues worth US$ 100,000 Mn by 2022-end.

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North America to Remain Dominant in the Global Cheese Market

Currently, North America is the dominant region in the global cheese market. North America cheese market is poised to account for roughly US$ 27,000 Mn revenues by 2022-end. The cheese markets in North America and Middle East & Africa (MEA) are estimated to exhibit a parallel expansion through 2022.

However, revenues from the MEA cheese market will remain substantially lower than that in the North America cheese market. Revenues from Europe cheese market will account for nearly one-fourth share of the overall cheese market throughout the forecast period.

On the basis of product type, sales of processed cheese, and unprocessed cheese will continue to register similar CAGRs through 2022. However, unprocessed cheese will continue to be sought-after among consumers across the globe, with sales accounting for a nearly two-thirds revenue share of the cheese market over the forecast period. The processed cheese is projected to create an absolute $ opportunity of more than US$ 5,000 Mn between 2017 and 2022.

In terms of revenues, modern grocery retailers will continue to be dominant in the global cheese market, based on sales channels. With an approximately one-third revenue share of the cheese market in 2017, modern grocery retail will gain 36 BPS in its market share by 2022-end. Traditional grocery retailers are expected to be the second most lucrative sales channel for cheese by 2022-end.

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Competition Tracking

Leading players profiled in Fact.MR’s report on the global cheese market include

  • Arla Foods amba
  • Savencia SA
  • Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited
  • Koninklijke FrieslandCampina N.V.
  • Groupe Lactalis S.A.
  • Almarai - Joint Stock Company
  • Associated Milk Producers Inc.
  • Mondelez International, Inc.
  • Sargento Foods Inc.
  • Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd.

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Market Taxonomy

Product Type
  • Processed Cheese
  • Unprocessed Cheese
Sales Channel
  • Modern Grocery Retail
  • Traditional Grocery Retail
  • Non-Grocery Retail
  • Other channels
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • APEJ
  • MEA

(Additional information, including cross-sectional data and country-wise analysis & forecast is available in the report)

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The global market is anticipated to exceed revenues worth US$ 100,000 Mn by 2022-end.
Some of the key players in global market are Savencia SA, Koninklijke FrieslandCampina N.V., Arla Foods amba and many more.

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