Canstar Blue’s grated cheese review sees Westacre (ALDI), Bega, Perfect Italiano, Woolworths, Coon and Coles compared on their variety, taste, packaging design, value for money, 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 2020, published in April 2020.
Westacre (ALDI) was rated best in our latest grated cheese review, earning five stars for value for money, packaging design and overall satisfaction, with four stars for variety and taste.
Aussies melt over ALDI’s Westacre cheese in latest ratings
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. However, with 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 400 adults took part in our 2020 review, providing their feedback on the grated cheese they most recently bought and ate. Six big brands received the minimum required survey sample size of 30 responses to be included in the final results. Each were rated on taste, variety, packaging design, value for money and overall customer satisfaction.
This year, ALDI’s homebrand Westacre won Aussie hearts (and tastebuds), scoring five stars for overall satisfaction. It replaces Perfect Italiano at the top of the leaderboard from last year.
Best Grated Cheese
Here are the best grated cheese brands in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s latest grated cheese review:
It seems Aussies are hard to please when it comes to grated cheese, with five-star reviews proving scarce across the (cheese) board. Westacre (ALDI) was the only brand to notch up a five-star rating for overall satisfaction, while most manufacturers landed on four stars overall. The only exception was Coles, which ended on three stars.
There were some other noteworthy performances ─ namely Bega, which scored full marks for variety, and Perfect Italiano which got top marks for taste.
About the winner – Westacre (ALDI)
From food essentials such as frozen vegetables and eggs, to appliance cult favourites like the Mistral Thermo Cooker, the German supermarket chain has plenty of affordable goodies to stock your kitchen. Labelled as ‘shredded’ cheese, ALDI’s Westacre grated cheese is no exception. It comes in a variety of intensity levels ranging from extra mild to intense, and is available in different types of cheeses such as mozzarella and parmesan. ALDI Westacre grated cheese is usually sold in 250g resealable bags.
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, 471 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.