Canstar Blue’s mozzarella cheese review has seen Perfect Italiano, Woolworths and Coles compared on taste, range variety, packaging design, value for money and overall 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 April 2021, published in May 2021.
Perfect Italiano shred competition in mozzarella ratings
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 300 Aussie shoppers for their feedback on supermarket packaged mozzarella cheese (sliced, grated or block) that they’ve purchased and eaten within the last three months. Survey respondents rated brands on taste, 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 set consumers’ mind ‘at cheese’, with the brand receiving five-star reviews in most research categories ─ including overall satisfaction!
Best Mozzarella Cheese
Here are the best mozzarella cheese brands in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s latest review:
Perfect Italiano sliced the competition in our latest mozzarella ratings, receiving the only five-star review for overall satisfaction, while Woolworths and Coles got a respectable four stars overall. It’s worth noting, Woolworths still impressed Aussies in the bang for your buck category with five stars and Coles served up the same for variety.
About the Winner ─ Perfect Italiano
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 $3.25 for a 125g bag and go up to $7.65 for 450g worth of grated or shredded cheesy goodness.
Perfect Italiano was rated best for mozzarella cheese with five-star reviews for taste, packaging and overall satisfaction. It also scored four stars for variety and 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 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, 313 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.