Compare sliced cheese brands ALDI Westacre, Bega, Coon, Woolworths, Coles, Devondale, Kraft on taste, value for money, packaging, variety 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 2019, published in April 2019.
ALDI Westacre has sliced through the competition to lead Canstar Blue’s sliced cheese ratings. It got five-star reviews for taste, value for money, packaging, variety and overall customer satisfaction.
ALDI Westacre stacks up best in sliced cheese ratings
What’s better than sliced bread? Well, some might say sliced cheese, helping you shave a few minutes off your lunch prep. It’s also the perfect companion for crackers, cheese toasties and kids’ lunch boxes. While this luxury may have you paying more, getting a consistent cut of cheese instead of one thick and one thin might be worth it. But with options extending to as many as there are in a sliced-cheese pack, where do you even start? This is where our customer satisfaction ratings come in.
Canstar Blue has surveyed more than 900 Aussies to get their feedback on the sliced cheese they most recently bought and ate. Seven brands received the minimum sample size to be included in our review, with the results being reflected in the table above. Cheese brands were put to the chop on taste, value for money, packaging, variety and overall customer satisfaction, with ALDI Westacre a cut above the rest – receiving five star reviews on all rated variables.
The seven brands to be featured in our sliced cheese review were rated in the following order for overall customer satisfaction:
1st ALDI Westacre
Bega, Coon, Woolworths, Coles and Devondale got four stars for overall satisfaction, while Kraft was left with only three stars. Bega was the only other brand to achieve a five-star review for variety, along with ALDI Westacre. It seems that Aussies are hard to please when it comes to cheese.
According to our survey, 30% of consumers prefer sliced or grated cheese over block cheese. A third of respondents (31%) always buy the same brand of cheese and three in five (58%) have tried multiple brands. A quarter of respondents (27%) enjoy trying different flavours such as spicy variants and 32% have tried multiple flavours of the same brand. When it comes to price, our survey revealed that only 28% buy the cheapest brand, which might suggest it’s necessary to pay a little more for the right blend.
About the winner – ALDI Westacre
ALDI is a favourite for many for its Special Buys but it also has you covered with the basic necessities. From bread to ice cream, ALDI is a big hit with Aussie shoppers. ALDI Westacre cheese is stated to be Australian made and offers a number of different options. Expect your standard tasty (1kg) and extra tasty (500g) cheese blocks, as well as cream cheese (200g) infused with apricot and almond or spring onion. It also offers a 97% Fat Free cottage cheese tub (500g) stated to be Australian sourced with a sweet and mild flavour.
Canstar Blue surveyed 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 and eaten sliced cheese from a packet (i.e. not from a deli) in the last 3 months – in this case, 949 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.