Canstar Blue’s grated cheese review sees Bega, Perfect Italiano, Cheer Cheese, Coles, Woolworths and Westacre (ALDI) compared on taste, variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.
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Canstar Blue research finalised in April 2021, published in May 2021.
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 cheesy convenience factor. But with supermarkets oozing with options, finding some ‘grate’ cheese isn’t easy.
To help you find what’s ‘gouda’, we surveyed more than 700 consumers for their feedback on the grated cheese they most recently bought and ate. Respondents rated brands on taste, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. Brands that received at least 30 responses are featured in our latest ratings.
Bega took the crown in this year’s ratings, whipping up a five-star spread across majority of the (cheese) board. These include taste, variety, packaging design and overall satisfaction.
Best Grated Cheese
Here are the best grated cheese brands in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s latest review:
Bega topped our ratings after receiving the only five-star review for overall satisfaction. Perfect Italiano and Cheer Cheese landed on four stars overall, while supermarket brands Coles, Woolworths and Westacre (ALDI) settled on three stars.
It’s worth mentioning that ALDI’s Westacre range managed to take a bite out of Bega’s winning share by scoring the only five-star review for value for money. Perfect Italiano scored similarly for packaging.
About the winner – Bega
Bega is not just one of Australia’s leading dairy manufacturers, but it’s also a brand that offers the ultimate lunchbox staple ─ string cheese! For other mealtimes, there’s always a bag of grated cheese waiting to be sprinkled. Bega currently offers classic Tasty Grated Cheese, in both 300g and 500g packets, and the ‘So Light’ Tasty 50% Reduced-Fat option. Bega alternatively offers a variety of cheese sticks, sliced cheese, cubed cheese and block cheese. Prices usually start from $5.50 and reach up to $10.
Bega topped our ratings with five-star reviews for taste, variety, packaging design and overall satisfaction; and four stars for value for money.
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 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 three months – in this case, 727 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.
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