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Most Satisfied Customers | Tasmanian Heritage

Aussies have rated Tasmanian Heritage as the top brand in Canstar Blue’s latest soft cheese ratings, with the brand rated five stars for taste, texture, value for money, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate soft cheese

Our review compares soft cheeses on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which soft cheese they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 540 Australians for their feedback on the soft cheese(s) they’ve purchased from a supermarket or grocer and eaten in the last three months. Note: this does not include independent delis.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their soft cheese brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a soft cheese brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Taste: the soft cheese tasted authentic and matched the flavour description on the packaging.
  • Texture: the soft cheese was rich and had the expected texture.
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and quantity of the soft cheese.
  • Packaging convenience: the soft cheese packaging made it easy to dispense.
  • Variety & range: the soft cheese brand offered a variety of product options.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  • Tasmanian Heritage
  • King Island Dairy
  • Castello
  • ALDI Emporium Selection
  • South Cape
  • Australian Gold
  • Coles
  • Woolworths

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.

Top Soft Cheese Brand – Tasmanian Heritage

Tasmanian Heritage

Made in Tasmania – as the name implies – Tasmanian Heritage offers a number of soft cheeses for those looking to make an event or snack-time a little bit fancier. Offering Double Brie (80g, 250g), Camembert (80g, 125g, 250g), Triple Cream Brie (125g) and Classic Blue (80g, 120g) cheeses, Tasmanian Heritage is also currently owned by Saputo Dairy, joining a stable of other cheese brands.

  • Tasmanian Heritage was rated five stars for taste, texture, value for money, packaging convenience and overall satisfaction, with four stars for variety & range.

Types of soft cheese

There are so many types of soft cheese to choose from, including:

  • Brie
  • Camembert
  • Cremont
  • Cream cheese
  • Cottage cheese
  • Feta
  • Goat’s cheese
  • Gorgonzola
  • Ricotta
  • Roquefort

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About our consumer experts

Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.


Meet the Editorial Team


Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past Ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s soft cheese ratings:

  • 2022: South Cape
  • 2021: King Island Dairy
  • 2020: Tasmanian Heritage

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