2014 – Block Cheese Ratings

Posted by Canstar Blue October 9th 2014

You are viewing the archived 2014 ratings for block cheese. Go to the current cheese ratings.

See Our Ratings Methodology.

ALDI are the ‘big cheese’ in our latest awards

Cheese goes well with practically everything. Pasta, sandwiches, casseroles, even the right glass of wine all benefit from a serving of cheese to compliment certain flavours. What’s more, a third of the population eat cheese, according to a report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

In our latest survey results, we asked customers what they think of the cheese brands they purchase from the shops, as well as which type of cheese is their favourite. Here are the full results:

  1. Tasty cheese (in which 47% of respondents stated it was their personal favourite)
  2. Cheddar (32%)
  3. Camembert (21%)
  4. Feta (16%)
  5. A tie between both mozzarella and parmesan (15%)
  6. Jarlsberg (14%)
  7. Blue cheese (11%)
  8. Ricotta (8%).

ALDI: 2014 Cheese Award WinnersIn 2012/13, Dairy Australia reported that more cheddar cheese was produced in Australia than that of any other type, which helps explain its popularity.

Cheapest cheese isn’t as big a selling point as you might think either, with only 30% of respondents electing to pick the cheapest cheese available every time. That said, a majority of respondents (70%) do feel that cheese is generally too expensive.

ALDI bucked the trend, however, by taking out our Most Satisfied Customers Award – Block Cheese, 2014, and receiving five stars for value for money. ALDI was rated alongside Great Ocean Road, Mainland, Devondale, Bega, Cracker Barrel, Kraft, Coles Brands, Coon, and Woolworths Brands.

We feel compelled to commend several other rated brands for turning in five star results:

  • Great Ocean Road for variety/range, taste, and its packaging appeal.
  • Mainland for its variety /range.
  • Cracker Barrel for its cheese taste.

See the above results table for the complete results.

How we rated block cheese

Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey 2,500 Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and eaten block cheese from a packet (i.e. not from a deli) in the last month – in this case, 1,890 shoppers.

Each brand must have received at least 30 responses in order to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey.