Canstar Blue’s parmesan cheese review has seen Perfect Italiano, Mil Lel 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.
Perfect Italiano rated best in our first parmesan review, achieving a clean five-star win in all categories. These include taste, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.
Perfect Italiano’s grate win in parmesan cheese ratings
Life without cheese is like pasta without parmesan, or pizza without stringy cheese ─ bland. Thankfully, there’s plenty of block, grated and shaved 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 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, 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 parmesan review, Perfect Italiano got more than a taste of five-star success after achieving full marks in every category!
Best Parmesan Cheese
Here are the best parmesan cheese brands in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s inaugural review:
Perfect Italiano shredded the competition, serving up a five-star rating in every research category. Mil Lel similarly enjoyed a winning slice when it came to taste and packaging design, but landed a solid four stars for value for money and overall satisfaction. Coles gave our ratings winner a nod in the best bang for your buck category with five stars and got a respectable four stars for packaging design. The supermarket home brand ended on three stars for taste and overall satisfaction.
About the winner ─ Perfect Italiano
Perfect Italiano is one of Australia’s ‘grate’ cheese brands, offering a wide selection of block, shaved and grated options in various flavours and strengths. Its range includes traditional blocks and grated parmesan products with medium strength flavours, or ‘extra sharp’ alternatives that have been matured to give a strong bite. Perfect Italiano also sells shaved parmesan to make it easier to add flavour and melt to your dishes. Prices for cheese products from the brand usually range between $3.25 and $7.65 in most supermarkets.
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 parmesan cheese (sliced, grated or block) within the last three months – in this case, 406 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.