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Canstar Blue’s soft cheese review has seen Tasmanian Heritage, South Cape, Australian Gold, King Island Dairy, Castello, Coles and Woolworths compared on variety, taste, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Most Satisfied Customers | Tasmanian Heritage

Tasmanian Heritage was rated best in our first soft cheese review, scoring five stars for taste and overall satisfaction. It received four stars for value for money, variety, packaging design.

Tasmanian Heritage lands soft win in cheese ratings

Who doesn’t enjoy the rich, creamy goodness of brie on cracker (with a glass of wine)? Or maybe fresh mascarpone in tiramisu? From blue veined cheeses like Gorgonzola and Camembert, to the ever-popular feta and ricotta, there isn’t a soft cheese that doesn’t melt our taste buds.

To help you sink your teeth into the best options out there, we surveyed more than 500 Aussies to get their feedback on the soft cheeses they have purchased from a supermarket or grocer and eaten in the last three months. Survey respondents rated brands on taste, variety, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. Those which met the minimum required survey sample size of 30 responses are featured in our results.

In our first ever soft cheese review, Tasmanian Heritage churned out the only five-star rating given for overall satisfaction. It also rated best for taste, and additionally scored a respectable four stars for variety, value for money and packaging design.

Best Soft Cheese

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

  1. Tasmanian Heritage
  2. South Cape
  3. Australian Gold
  4. King Island Dairy
  5. Castello
  6. Coles
  7. Woolworths

Tasmanian Heritage dominated the soft cheese review, being the only brand featured to achieve a five-star rating for overall satisfaction and additionally ranking best for taste. Most brands landed on four stars for overall satisfaction, with the exception of Coles and Woolworths who ended on three.

There were also a few notable results from brands like Australian Gold, which managed to beat our ratings winner when it came to value for money, variety and packaging design. South Cape similarly managed to get an edge over Tasmanian Heritage in the variety category, while King Island Dairy joined the winner with five stars for taste.

About the Winner ─ Tasmanian Heritage

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Tasmanian Heritage says the secret behind its delicious range is recreating the pure taste of Tasmania in cheese. And what better way to do this than by using 100% Tassie ingredients! The manufacturer offers several types of soft cheeses, including Double Brie, Camembert, Triple Cream Brie and Classic Blue. Aside from the Triple Cream Brie (which is a favourite among self-proclaimed cheese connoisseurs), these products are available in different sizes including 80g, 125g, 140g and 250g. These typically cost between $3.50 and $6.40.

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 from a supermarket or grocer (i.e. not a deli) and consumed soft cheese within the last three months – in this case, 527 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.

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