Parmesan Cheese

Canstar Blue’s parmesan cheese review sees Woolworths, Perfect Italiano and Coles compared on taste, range variety, packaging, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Aussies have rated Woolworths best in Canstar Blue’s parmesan review, giving it five stars in every category! These include taste, range variety, packaging, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Aussies melt over Woolworths in parmesan ratings

Life without cheese is like pasta without parmesan, or pizza without stringy cheese ─ bland. Thankfully, there’s plenty of block, grated 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 nearly 400 shoppers for their feedback on any supermarket packaged parmesan cheese (sliced, grated or block) that they’ve purchased and consumed 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.

Woolworths rated best in this year’s review, achieving five stars across the (cheese) board. It was also the only brand to receive full marks in any category!

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 2021 review:

  1. Woolworths
  2. Perfect Italiano
  3. Coles

The ‘Fresh Food People’ at Woolworths dished up a stellar win in our latest parmesan cheese ratings, with five-star reviews in every category ─ including overall satisfaction. Although Perfect Italiano still came in hot with four stars overall, while Coles rounded up the scores on three stars.

About the winner ─ Woolworths

Woolworths parmesan review

Despite stocking plenty of popular brands such as Mil Lel and Devondale, Woolworths also offers its own ‘grate’ platter of delicious and affordable cheese. The supermarket range includes traditional blocks as well as shredded and shaved varieties, with a larger cheese wheel alternatively available. Prices usually start from $1.60 for a 100g bag of grated parmesan and go up to $6 for a 200g block. You can also slice yourself a piece of a Grana Padano cheese wheel, which costs $53 per kg.

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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Our latest survey saw Woolworths rated best in all categories:

  • Best overall: Woolworths was rated best for overall satisfaction, followed by Perfect Italiano and Coles.
  • Best value: Woolworths again ranked best for value for money, ahead of Coles and Perfect Italiano.
  • Best variety: Woolworths also provided the best range variety, with Perfect Italiano and Coles not far behind.
  • Best taste: Woolworths maintained its winning streak when it came to taste, beating Perfect Italiano and Coles.
  • Best packaging: Making it five out of five wins, Woolworths again rated best for packaging design. Perfect Italiano and Coles trailed behind.

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, 372 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.

Here is the previous winning brand for parmesan cheese:

  • 2020: Perfect Italiano

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