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Global Cheddar Cheese Market and Competitive Landscape, 2018-2030, Featuring Profiles of Leading Players Kraft Heinz Company, Arla Foods, Fonterra Co-operative Group, Saputo, and Lactalis Group

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Dublin, June 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Cheddar Cheese Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2023-2030- (By Form Coverage, Source Coverage, End User Coverage, Sales Channel Coverage, Geographic Coverage and By Company)" report has been added to's offering.

The global cheddar cheese market is poised for significant growth, with the market size expected to increase from US$84 million in 2023 to US$133.1 million by 2030, reflecting a robust CAGR of 6.8%. This remarkable expansion is driven by a confluence of factors, including rising consumer preference for unique flavors, the popularity of cheese pairing experiences, and the increasing demand for high-protein snacks.

Key Market Drivers

  • Flavor Innovation: A key trend anticipated to fuel the cheddar cheese market growth is the innovation in flavors. The introduction of fresh and unique flavors beyond conventional selections is gaining traction. Cheddar cheeses infused with spices, smoke, and other unique tastes are becoming increasingly popular among consumers, contributing to market expansion.

  • Cheese Pairing Experiences: The growing trend of cheese pairing events, which combine cheddar cheese with matched wines, appetizers, and craft breweries, is another major driver. These experiences are boosting the specialty cheese market and culinary tourism, further propelling the growth of the cheddar cheese market.

  • Health-Conscious Consumers: In 2023, the cubes category dominated the industry, driven by the demand from health-conscious consumers seeking wholesome options. Cheddar cheese cubes offer a filling, portion-controlled snack that fits well into a balanced diet.

  • Cattle Milk Dominance: The global cheddar cheese market is also significantly driven by the cattle milk segment, particularly cow's milk, which enhances the cheese's creamy texture and mouthfeel due to its high butterfat content.

  • Food Processing Industry: The food processing industry segment dominated the market in 2023. Cheddar cheese is widely used in processed meats and sausages, enhancing their flavor and texture.

Market Challenges

  • Health Concerns and Dietary Trends: Despite the growing demand, the cheddar cheese market faces challenges related to health concerns. Cheddar cheese is known for its high saturated fat content, which may deter health-conscious consumers. Additionally, the high calorie content of traditional cheddar cheese can be a barrier for those looking to manage their weight.

  • Price Fluctuations in Dairy Industry: The dairy industry is subject to price fluctuations due to varying feed costs and dairy farm economics. These fluctuations can impact the cost of milk used in cheddar cheese production, affecting the overall market dynamics.


Emerging Trends and Opportunities

  • Local and Artisanal Products: There is a rising trend towards local and artisanal cheddar cheese products, which offer unique and distinctive flavor profiles. Consumers are drawn to the authenticity and quality of these products, driving demand for artisanal cheddar cheese.

  • Plant-based Dairy Alternatives: The increasing popularity of plant-based diets is creating a significant demand for plant-based cheddar cheese alternatives. These alternatives cater to health-conscious consumers and those with dietary restrictions, providing a growing market opportunity.

  • Direct-to-Consumer Sales and E-commerce Expansion: The growing preference for direct-to-consumer sales and the expansion of e-commerce platforms are transforming the cheddar cheese market. E-commerce offers consumers convenient access to a wide range of cheddar cheese products, including specialty and artisanal varieties.

Regional Market Leaders

  • North America: North America is anticipated to account for the largest share of the global cheddar cheese market. The region's urbanization and health-conscious lifestyles are driving demand for nutrient-dense and well-balanced foods, including cheddar cheese. The adaptability of cheddar cheese in various dishes, such as burgers, sandwiches, and macaroni and cheese, contributes to its ongoing demand.

  • Asia Pacific: The Asia Pacific region is expected to be the fastest-growing market for cheddar cheese. The introduction of Western-style meals into Asian cuisines and the rapidly expanding food service sector are key factors driving this growth. Cheddar cheese is increasingly being used in pizzas, burgers, and other dishes, catering to diverse consumer preferences.

Key Topics Covered

1. Executive Summary
1.1. Global Cheddar Cheese Market Snapshot
1.2. Future Projections
1.3. Key Market Trends
1.4. Regional Snapshot, by Value, 2023
1.5. Analyst Recommendations

2. Market Overview
2.1. Market Definitions and Segmentations
2.2. Market Dynamics
2.2.1. Drivers
2.2.2. Restraints
2.2.3. Market Opportunities
2.3. Value Chain Analysis
2.4. Porter's Five Forces Analysis
2.5. COVID-19 Impact Analysis
2.5.1. Supply
2.5.2. Demand
2.6. Impact of Ukraine-Russia Conflict
2.7. Economic Overview
2.7.1. World Economic Projections
2.8. PESTLE Analysis

3. Global Cheddar Cheese Market Outlook, 2018-2030

4. North America Cheddar Cheese Market Outlook, 2018-2030

5. Europe Cheddar Cheese Market Outlook, 2018-2030

6. Asia Pacific Cheddar Cheese Market Outlook, 2018-2030

7. Latin America Cheddar Cheese Market Outlook, 2018-2030

8. Middle East & Africa Cheddar Cheese Market Outlook, 2018-2030

9. Competitive Landscape
9.1. End Users vs Source Heatmap
9.2. Manufacturer vs Source Heatmap
9.3. Company Market Share Analysis, 2023
9.4. Competitive Dashboard
9.5. Company Profiles
9.5.1. Kraft Heinz Company
9.5.2. Arla Foods
9.5.3. Fonterra Co-operative Group
9.5.4. Saputo Inc.
9.5.5. Lactalis Group
9.5.6. Tatura Milk Industries
9.5.7. Groupe Bel
9.5.8. Leprino Foods
9.5.9. Sargento Foods
9.5.10. Wyke Farms
9.5.11. Savencia SA
9.5.12. Rumiano Cheese Company

10. Appendix
10.1. Research Methodology
10.2. Report Assumptions
10.3. Acronyms and Abbreviations

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