Canstar Blue’s grated cheese review compares ALDI Westacre, Perfect Italiano, Coles, Bega, and Woolworths on taste, texture, variety, packaging design, value for money, and overall satisfaction.
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Canstar Blue research finalised in March 2022, published in March 2022.
ALDI Westacre rated ‘grate’ in grated cheese 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. Plus, one in three shoppers surveyed (36%) believe adding cheese is an easy way to improve most dishes. But with supermarkets oozing with options, finding some ‘grate’ cheese isn’t easy.
To help you find what’s ‘gouda’, we surveyed more than 600 consumers for their feedback on the grated cheese they most recently bought and ate (within the last three months). Respondents rated brands on taste, texture, range variety, packaging design, value for money, and overall satisfaction. Brands that received at least 30 responses are featured in our latest ratings.
ALDI Westacre shredded the competition after receiving five stars for overall satisfaction as well as for variety and value for money.
Best Grated Cheese
Here are the best grated cheese brands in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s latest review:
ALDI Westacre topped our grated cheese ratings with the only five-star review for overall satisfaction, beating Perfect Italiano and Coles on four stars and Bega and Woolworths on three stars. ALDI Westacre also got full marks for variety and value for money, while Perfect Italiano received five stars for taste, texture, and packaging.
Top Grated Cheese Brand – ALDI Westacre
ALDI’s Westacre range offers a variety of cheese options, such as grated parmesan, shredded cheese for pizza, light shredded cheese, and the brand’s regular bag of ‘Tasty’ shredded cheese. Most products usually come in 500g re-sealable bags, except for shredded parmesan which is available in a 250g bag.
ALDI Westacre received five-star reviews for variety, value for money and overall satisfaction. It got four stars for taste, texture, and packaging design.
What’s the difference between shredded cheese and grated cheese?
Shredded cheese appears as thin strips of cheese (typically made up of mozzarella and cheddar cheese) while grated cheese (typically made up of parmesan and Romano cheese) looks more like tiny clumps of cheese and sometimes even has a powdery texture. Shredded cheese is said to contain additives like potato starch and natamycin to prevent it from clumping and is said to cook or melt slower than grated cheese.
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 and eaten grated cheese from a packet (i.e. not from a deli) in the last three months – in this case, 625 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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