Sliced Cheese

Canstar Blue’s sliced cheese review has seen Westacre (ALDI), Woolworths, Coles, Jarlsberg, Bega, Cheer Cheese and Kraft compared on their taste, variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Most Satisfied Customers | ALDI Westacre

ALDI Westacre sliced the competition as the best-rated sliced cheese for the third year in a row. It also ranked as the best for value for money.

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ALDI Westacre melts Aussies’ tastebuds for three years running

What’s better than sliced bread? Some might say, it’s sliced cheese! It can shave a few minutes off your lunch prep and melt your tastebuds as a tasty last-minute addition to homemade pizza.  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 500 Aussies to get their feedback on the sliced cheese they bought and ate in the last three months. Brands were scored on taste, variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. Those that received the minimum required survey sample size of 30 responses are included in our review.

ALDI topped our sliced cheese ratings for the third year in a row after it received the only five-star review for overall satisfaction. It also rated best for value for money!

Best Sliced Cheese

Best slice cheese to buy

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

  1. Westacre (ALDI)
  2. Woolworths
  3. Coles
  4. Jarlsberg
  5. Bega
  6. Cheer Cheese
  7. Kraft

ALDI Westacre remains at the top of our ratings for the third year in a row, as the only brand to receive five stars for overall satisfaction. Woolworths, Coles, Jarlsberg, Bega and Cheer Cheese followed closely behind on four stars. Kraft rounded up the results on three stars for overall satisfaction.

Jarlsberg and Bega stole the spotlight when it came to taste, both scoring five stars, as did Cheer Cheese when judged on packaging design.

About the winner – ALDI Westacre

ALDI sliced cheese compared

ALDI is a favourite for many for its Special Buys but it also has you covered with the basic necessities too. From frozen vegetables and eggs to chocolate and alcohol,  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, in addition to cream cheese (200g) infused with apricot and almond or spring onion. It also offers a 97% fat-free cottage cheese tub (500g) said to be Australian-sourced with a sweet and mild flavour.

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 and eaten sliced cheese from a packet (i.e. not from a deli) in the last three months – in this case, 569 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 are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s sliced cheese review:

  • 2020: ALDI Westacre
  • 2019: ALDI Westacre

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