The global cheese market reached a value of US$ 72.26 Billion in 2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach a value of US$ 105.93 Billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.81% during 2021-2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end-use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.
Cheese refers to a dairy product which is produced in a wide range of flavours, textures and forms by coagulating the milk protein casein, usually derived from the milk of cows, buffalo, goat or sheep. Cheese has been valued for ages due to its portability and longer shelf- life. Apart from this, it is a good source of nutrients, such as calcium which is vital for building strong bones and certain high-quality proteins that provide essential building blocks for strong muscles. In addition to this, it contains other important nutrients like phosphorous, zinc, vitamin A and vitamin B12. As a large variety of cheese is produced in the different parts of the globe, its texture and flavour mainly rely on the origin of the milk, whether it is aged, pasteurized or processed.
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the cheese market report, along with forecasts for growth at the global, regional and country-level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on region, source, type, product, format and distribution channel.
Breakup by Source:
On the basis of source, the global cheese market is segregated as cow milk, buffalo milk, goat milk and others.
Breakup by Type:
Based on type, the market is segmented into natural and processed. Currently, naturally produced cheese is preferred over the processed formulation on account of increasing health awareness amongst the consumers.
Breakup by Product:
On the basis of product, the global cheese market is divided as mozzarella, cheddar, feta, parmesan, roquefort and others. It is commonly used in pizzas, lasagne as well as pasta and enjoyed by people across the globe owing to its taste and healthy nutrients.
Breakup by Format:
Based on format, the market is classified into slices, diced/cubes, shredded, blocks, spreads, liquid and others. Different formats of cheese are employed in the preparation of numerous food products like sandwich, wrap, pizza, etc.
Breakup by Distribution Channel:
On the basis of distribution channel, supermarkets and hypermarkets represent the biggest segment as they offer convenience to the consumers. They are followed by convenience stores, specialty stores, online stores and others.
On a geographical front, Europe enjoys a leading position in the global cheese market due to its high demand in the region. In comparison with fluid milk, cheese is regarded as the second most preferred dairy product in Europe. Other major regions include North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa.
The market is fragmented in nature with the presence of several large and regional manufacturers who are competing in terms of prices and quality. In the recent years, the industry has been witnessing innumerable expansions via merging and acquisitions which are taking place amongst regional players across the globe. There prevails a tough competition in the market which makes it difficult for small players to enter. Some of the major players operating in the market are:
This report provides a deep insight into the global cheese industry covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up a cheese manufacturing plant. The study analyses the processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the cheese industry in any manner.
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