Canstar Blue’s mozzarella cheese review has seen Woolworths, Devondale, Perfect Italiano and Coles compared on their taste, 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 March 2020, published in April 2020.
Woolworths and Devondale were both rated best in our inaugural mozzarella cheese review. Each got five stars for overall satisfaction, with Woolworths also scoring full marks for value for money and Devondale dominating the packaging design category.
Woolworths & Devondale 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, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. Brands which met the minimum required survey sample size of 30 responses are featured in our results.
In our first ever mozzarella review, Woolworths and Devondale both dished up a win to achieve a five-star rating for overall satisfaction. The joint winners received additional full marks in one other category, with Woolies earning the top spot for value for money, while Devondale wrapped up with five stars for packaging design.
Best Mozzarella Cheese
Here are the best mozzarella cheese brands in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s inaugural review:
1st Woolworths / Devondale
3rd Perfect Italiano
Woolworths and Devondale had a cracking performance in our inaugural mozzarella cheese review, each rating best for overall satisfaction with five stars. Perfect Italiano followed closely behind on four stars for overall satisfaction and packaging design, but still managed to plate up an impressive five stars for taste. Although it dipped when it came to giving consumers bang for their buck with three stars in the value for money category, alongside Coles which landed on three stars across the (cheese) board.
About the Winners
One of the country’s most well-known manufacturers of good ol’ Aussie dairy, Devondale promises to deliver a range of natural, great-tasting products from the farm to your fridge ─ including milk, cheese, butter and spreads. Devondale offers a 550g mozzarella cheese block and a 600g bag of grated cheese, each usually available for $8.50 from most supermarkets.
From shredded and block cheeses, to the odd cheese ball, the ‘fresh food people’ at Woolworths offer a variety of mozzarella products to choose from. Prices typically start from $2.50 for a 110g bag of mozzarella balls and reach up to $5.50 for a 500g bag of shredded mozzarella 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 (from a supermarket or grocer) and consumed packaged mozzarella cheese (sliced, grated or block) within the last three months – in this case, 345 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.