Compare grated cheese Perfect Italiano, ALDI Westacre, Coon, Coles, Bega and Woolworths on taste, value, packaging, variety and overall customer satisfaction.
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* Overall satisfaction is an individual rating and not a combined total of all ratings. By default, brands with equal overall satisfaction ratings are sorted by the mean overall satisfaction score as rated by consumers. You can click the arrows at the top of any column in the table to sort by the results in that column. Canstar Blue research finalised in March 2019, published in April 2019.
Perfect Italiano grates the competition to lead Canstar Blue’s grated cheese ratings. It scored five-star reviews on taste, packaging, variety and overall customer satisfaction.
Perfect Italiano gets a perfect score for grated cheese
Grated cheese is a must – whether you’re cooking up pizza, pasta or stuffed crust. With no need to get the grater out, grated cheese clearly wins on the convenience factors. However, with almost endless choice in supermarket fridges, finding some grate cheese isn’t easy. You might enjoy trying different options, but if you’re in a rush tonight, our customer satisfaction review might be worth a sight.
More than 700 adults took part in our 2019 review, providing their feedback on the grated cheese they most recently bought and ate. Six brands received the minimum sample size to be included in the final results, rated on a number of factors, including taste, value for money, packaging and variety. This year, Perfect Italiano won Aussie hearts, scoring five stars for overall satisfaction.
The six brands to be featured in our grated cheese review were rated in the following order for overall customer satisfaction:
1st Perfect Italiano
2nd ALDI Westacre
It seems Aussies are fairly hard to please when it comes to grated cheese, with a lack of five-star reviews across the cheese board. ALDI Westacre, Coon and Coles got four stars for overall satisfaction, while Bega and Woolworths were left on just three stars. ALDI Westacre was the only brand to get five stars on value for money.
As well as finding out which brands shoppers love the most, our survey also revealed that a quarter of respondents (26%) always buy the same brand of cheese and three in five (60%) have tried multiple brands of cheese. A third (32%) enjoy trying different flavours, such as infused variants, and 34% have tried multiple flavours of the same brand. When it comes to price, our survey found that only 30% of shoppers buy the cheapest brand, so perhaps spending a little more is what it takes to get consumer taste buds tingling.
About the winner – Perfect Italiano
Perfect Italiano offers a wide range of cheeses, from mozzarella to parmesan to ricotta that’s designed for your family dinner meals. Within its grated line-up, you’ll find a ‘Perfect Pizza’ cheese blend for your home-made pizzas, a ‘4 Cheese Melt’ claimed to be ideal for baking and grilling and a three-cheeses blend ‘Perfect Bakes’ for a variety of vegetable bakes and lasagne. Size options include 450g and 250g packs. There is also an extra sharp grated parmesan stated to be well matured with a strong flavour, and a traditional style parmesan with a medium strength flavour that comes in 125g packs.
Canstar Blue surveyed 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 and eaten grated cheese from a packet (i.e. not from a deli) in the last 3 months – in this case, 746 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.