Best-Rated Mozzarella Cheese

Canstar Blue’s mozzarella cheese review compares Perfect Italiano, Coles, and Woolworths on taste, texture, variety, packaging design, value for money, and overall satisfaction.

See our Ratings Methodology.

Best mozzarella cheese 2022

Most Satisfied Customers | Perfect Italiano

Perfect Italiano was rated best in Canstar Blue’s latest mozzarella cheese review for the second year in a row, achieving five stars in all categories! These include taste, texture, variety, packaging design, value for money, and overall satisfaction.

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Perfect Italiano shreds competition in mozzarella ratings for 2nd year

Is there anything ‘grate-er’ than mozzarella? Whether you prefer to slice it to make a quick sanga, place a block on a deli platter, or sprinkle it over a bowl of pasta, it’s a cheese that has all the right notes. But with so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to find one that also has just the right bite.

That’s why we asked more than 280 Aussie shoppers for their feedback on packaged mozzarella cheese (slicedgrated or block) they’ve purchased and eaten within the last three months. Survey respondents rated brands on taste, texture, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. Brands that met the minimum required survey sample size of 30 responses are featured in our results.

Our latest ratings found Perfect Italiano is still setting consumers’ mind ‘at cheese’, rating best for overall satisfaction for the second year in a row. It also scored full marks in all other research categories.

Best Mozzarella Cheese

Best mozzarella cheese review

Here are the best mozzarella cheese brands in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s latest review:

  1. Perfect Italiano
  2. Coles
  3. Woolworths

Perfect Italiano maintained a perfect score in all categories, including for overall satisfaction. Coles was the only other brand to achieve five stars in any category, namely value for money, before ending on four stars overall. Woolworths followed behind on three stars overall.

Top Mozzarella Brand – Perfect Italiano

Perfect Italiano mozzarella cheese

Perfect Italiano has come a long way since its founder, Natale Italiano, began producing traditional Italian cheese from his brother-in-law’s backyard in Newmarket several decades ago. The brand is now a go-to pick for many Aussies and offers a plethora of cheeses to choose from. Perfect Italiano plates mozzarella up in a variety of sizes, either as a bag of grated or shredded cheese as well as block cheese. You can also try any of the mixed cheese combos to get a taste of mozzarella with several other family favourites like cheddar and parmesan.

Prices start from $3.50 for a 150g bag and go up to $8 for 450g worth of grated or shredded cheesy goodness.

  • Perfect Italiano earned a solid five stars for taste, texture, variety, packaging design, value for money, and overall satisfaction.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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) and consumed packaged mozzarella cheese (sliced, grated, or block) within the last three months – in this case, 285 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.

  • Best mozzarella for overall satisfaction: Consumers rated Perfect Italiano number one overall.
  • Best mozzarella for value for money: Coles proved to be the best for value.
  • Best mozzarella for range variety: Perfect Italiano offered the best range of options.
  • Best mozzarella for taste: Consumers saw Perfect Italiano as the best tasting mozzarella.
  • Best mozzarella for texture: Perfect Italiano impressed the most when judged on texture.
  • Best mozzarella for packaging design: Perfect Italiano scored first place for packaging.

Check out the previous winner of Canstar Blue’s mozzarella ratings:

  • 2021: Perfect Italiano

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