Canstar Blue’s feta cheese review sees Lemnos, South Cape, Woolworths and Coles compared on taste, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.
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Canstar Blue research finalised in April 2021, published in April 2021.
Let’s be honest, a sprinkle of cheese is what makes a salad worth eating. It’s one easy way to avoid being cut up over having to eat your greens, especially if you add a little feta (or a block)! Fun fact: feta is derived from the Italian word ‘fetta’ which means slice!
Feta is created by salting and curing milk of certain breeds of sheep and goats, in a brine solution for months, before removing it to dry out. The curdled milk containing rennet is then separated and drained in a cloth bag or mould, and later sliced, salted and packed in brine. OK, but which feta offers the right balance of taste and value?
To find out, we surveyed more than 300 Australian consumers for their feedback on the feta cheese they purchased from a supermarket or grocer (i.e. not a deli) and eaten in the last three months. Survey respondents rated brands on taste, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. Brands that received the minimum required sample size of 30 responses are featured in our results.
This year’s ratings saw Lemnos leave its rivals feeling a little salty after it was rated best for taste, variety and overall satisfaction.
Best Feta Cheese
Here are the best feta cheese brands in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s latest review:
Lemnos was rated best in our 2021 feta cheese review after it received five stars for overall satisfaction. South Cape and Woolworths followed closely behind on four stars, while Coles rounded up the scores on three stars overall.
Although despite not taking the crown, South Cape still left consumers feeling satisfied, achieving full marks for variety and packaging design. Woolworths similarly scooped up a five-star review for value for money.
About the Winner ─ Lemnos
Lemnos has been filling Aussie bellies with premium Mediterranean-style cheese since 1969. While there are a few halloumi products on the menu, the brand mainly caters to feta lovers. Different types of feta include traditional, cubed, mixed full cream and reduced-fat. Lemnos also offers Persian and Danish-style smooth feta. Most supermarkets offer standard 180g packs, but you can also purchase some flavours in 2kg, 8kg, or 12g buckets. Lemnos products usually start from $4.75 and go up to $17.
About the author of this page
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.
Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased from a supermarket or grocer (i.e. not a deli) and consumed feta cheese within the last three months – in this case, 314 people.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses 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. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.
Supermarkets and butcher shops around Australia are in short supply of fresh meats amid coronavirus outbreak panic buying. The increase in demand has also seen some meat delivery services temporarily suspend online ordering.