Canstar Blue’s sliced cheese review has seen Westacre (ALDI), Jarlsberg, Woolworths, Kraft, Bega, Coon and Coles compared on their taste, variety, 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.
ALDI Westacre sliced the competition as the best-rated sliced cheese for the second year in a row. It also ranked best for variety, value for money and packaging, with four stars for taste.
ALDI Westacre still a cut above the rest 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 400 Aussies to get their feedback on the sliced cheese they most recently bought and ate. Respondents rated brands on their taste, variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. Brands which received the minimum required survey sample size of 30 responses are included in our review.
Our latest review shows ALDI’s homebrand Westacre at the top once again, being the only featured entry to achieve a five-star rating for overall satisfaction. It also rated best in most of the remaining categories, including value for money, variety and packaging. The only exception was for taste, where it scored four stars.
Best Sliced Cheese
Here are the best sliced cheese brands in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s latest review:
ALDI Westacre is reclaiming its throne in 2020, achieving the only five-star rating for overall satisfaction for the second year in a row. Most brands trailed behind on four stars for overall satisfaction, including fellow supermarket chain Woolworths, while Coles landed on three stars with its homebrand range.
Notably, Jarlsberg was the only brand to score full marks for taste to beat our ratings winner in that category. It’s also worth noting that the majority of the entries featured in this year’s review gave an impressive performance when it came to variety, with Jarlsberg, Kraft, Bega and Coon all joining ALDI Westacre on five stars.
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 too. From frozen vegetables to eggs, 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.
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 three months – in this case, 495 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.