Best-Rated Parmesan Cheese

Canstar Blue’s parmesan 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 parmesan 2022

Most Satisfied Customers | Perfect Italiano

Perfect Italiano was rated best for taste, texture, variety, packaging design and overall satisfaction, in Canstar Blue’s parmesan review.

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Aussies melt over Perfect Italiano in parmesan ratings

Life without cheese is like pasta without parmesan, or pizza without stringy cheese ─ bland. In fact, a third of Aussies we surveyed (31%) said cheese is the one food they couldn’t live without. Nearly one in four (23%) also said they eat cheese every day. Thankfully, there are plenty of blockgrated and sliced cheeses available at the shops to give your favourite meals and life a little more flavour. But what is it exactly about parmesan cheese that makes you melt?

We’ve set out to find the best parmesan cheese in Australia by asking more than 300 shoppers for their feedback on the packaged parmesan cheese they’ve purchased and consumed 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.

Perfect Italiano was the much-needed sprinkle in Aussies’ dishes, scoring five stars in most research categories – including overall satisfaction.

Best Parmesan Cheese

What is the best parmesan cheese?

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

  1. Perfect Italiano
  2. Coles
  3. Woolworths

Perfect Italiano achieved an almost perfect score, rating best with full marks for taste, texture, variety, packaging design and overall satisfaction. Coles filled in the gap with five stars for value for money, before ending on four stars overall. Woolworths rounded up the results on three stars overall.

Top Parmesan Cheese Brand – Perfect Italiano

Perfect Italiano parmesan cheese review

Perfect Italiano has a loaded range of various cheeses to suit pretty much every meal, including packaged parmesan in a variety of forms, strengths and flavours. Here are some products available in the range:

  • Perfect Italiano Medium Flavour Parmesan Block
  • Perfect Italiano Extra Sharp Parmesan Block
  • Perfect Italiano Medium Flavour Parmesan Shaved
  • Perfect Italiano Extra Sharp Parmesan Grated

Perfect Italiano scored full marks for taste, texture, variety, packaging design and overall satisfaction. It also got four stars for 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.

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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 parmesan cheese (sliced, grated or block) within the last three months – in this case, 329 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 parmesan cheese for overall satisfaction: Consumers rated Perfect Italiano best overall.
  • Best parmesan cheese for value for money: Coles was seen as the best bang for buck.
  • Best parmesan cheese for range variety: Perfect Italiano scored best for its range of options available.
  • Best parmesan cheese for taste: Consumers also rated Perfect Italiano as the tastiest.
  • Best parmesan cheese for texture: Perfect Italiano proved to offer the best texture.
  • Best parmesan cheese for packaging design: Perfect Italiano took the top spot for packaging.

Here are the previous winning brands for parmesan cheese:

  • 2021: Woolworths
  • 2020: Perfect Italiano

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