Best-Rated Block Cheese

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Most Satisfied Customers | Cracker Barrel

Aussies have rated Cracker Barrel as the top brand in Canstar Blue’s latest block cheese ratings, scoring five stars for packaging convenience, variety & range, as well as overall satisfaction.

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How we rate block cheese

Our review compares block cheese on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which block cheese they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 1,157 Australians for their feedback on the packaged block cheese(s) they’ve purchased from a supermarket or grocer and eaten in the last three months. Note: this does not include independent delis.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their block cheese brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a block cheese brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Texture: the block cheese was rich and had the expected consistency.
  • Taste: the block cheese tasted authentic and matched the flavour description on the packaging (i.e. light, etc.).
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and quantity of the block cheese.
  • Packaging convenience: the block cheese packaging made it easy to dispense and store (i.e. came in a resealable packet, etc.).
  • Variety & range: the block cheese brand offered a variety of product options.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  • Cracker Barrel
  • Mersey Valley
  • Jarlsberg
  • ALDI Westacre
  • Mainland
  • Cheer
  • Bega
  • Hillview
  • Coles
  • Woolworths

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Block Cheese Brand – Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel Block Cheese

With a story that dates back to 1954, Cracker Barrel offers a wide range of cheeses and other supporting crews (such as crackers and pairing boards), with its range of block cheese arguably one of the most extensive available. Flavours and types include sharp and extra sharp cheddar, white cheddar, Vermont cheddar, asiago, baby Swisse, gouda, aged and low fat, giving you plenty to consider for your next entertaining session.

  • Cracker Barrel was rated five stars for packaging convenience, variety & range as well as overall satisfaction, with four stars in the remaining categories, which included value for money, taste and texture.

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About our consumer experts

Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.


Meet the Editorial Team


Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past Ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s block cheese ratings:

  • 2022: Mersey Valley
  • 2021: Cracker Barrel
  • 2020: Mainland
  • 2019: Cracker Barrel
  • 2018: Mersey Valley
  • 2017: Great Ocean Road
  • 2015: Great Ocean Road
  • 2014: ALDI

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