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Sep, 26 2023

Savoring the Versatility and Delight of Cheese: A Culinary Journey Through Its Many Flavors and Textures

The cheese market boasts diverse applications, including culinary, food processing, and food service industries. However, the dominating segment is the consumer market, driven by cheese's popularity as a versatile ingredient and snack. Within the consumer segment, natural cheese varieties such as cheddar, mozzarella, and Swiss hold a significant share. Processed cheese products, such as cheese spreads and slices, also have a strong presence. The culinary sector utilizes cheese for various dishes, contributing to its widespread use and continuous market growth across these applications.

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Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the Europe Cheese Market will grow at a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2030. The global expansion of fast-food and pizza chains significantly drives up the demand for cheese. These chains heavily rely on cheese as a key ingredient in their products, leading to increased consumption and demand for cheese in the food service industry.

Key Findings of the Study

Europe Cheese Market

Rising health consciousness is expected to drive the market's growth rate

Many consumers perceive certain cheese types, such as cottage cheese and mozzarella, as excellent sources of protein and calcium. These health-conscious preferences are grounded in the nutritional benefits associated with cheese consumption. Protein aids in muscle development and repair, while calcium is vital for strong bones and teeth. As individuals seek nutritious snack and meal options, cheeses positioned as protein and calcium sources align perfectly with their dietary and health-conscious choices.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric


Forecast Period

2023 to 2030

Base Year


Historic Years

2021 (Customizable to 2015-2020)

Segments Covered

Product Type (Animal-Based Cheese and Plant-Based Cheese), Cheese Type (Fresh, Hard, and Soft), End User (Retail/Household and Food Service Sector), Method Of Preparation (Bacteria-Ripened, Mold-Ripened, and Un-Ripened), Flavors (Regular/Unflavored and Flavored), Form (Shred, Slices, Grated, Wheels, Cubes, Block and Wedges and Spread), Brand (Branded and Private Label),  Packaging Type (Pouches, Tubs, Bottles, and Others), Distribution Channel  (Store Based Retailing and Non-Store Retailing)

Countries Covered

Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe

Market Players Covered

Caseifico F.lli Oioli (Italy), SAVENCIA SA (France), Santangiolina Milk (Italy), Fattorie Lombarde Soc. Agr. Cooperative (Italy), Garda Latte (Italy), Trentingrana Consorzio dei Caseifici Sociali Trentini s.c.a. (Italy), Grand'Or (France), RENY PICOT (Spain), Alpenhain (Germany), Loicq (Belgium), Pâturages Comtois (France), Quesera Napoli S.L. (Spain), (Greece), Byelovezhskije Syry (Belarus), JAY and JOY (Germany), Mondarella (Germany), Dr. Mannahs (Germany), Yogan (Greece), Rosie and Riffy (U.K.), New Roots (Switzerland), Winterdale Cheesemaker (U.K.)

Data Points Covered in the Report

In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include in-depth expert analysis, geographically represented company-wise production and capacity, network layouts of distributors and partners, detailed and updated price trend analysis and deficit analysis of supply chain and demand.

Segment Analysis:

The Europe cheese market is segmented into nine notable segments based on product type, cheese type, end user, flavor, form, method of preparation, brands, packaging type, and distribution channel.

  • On the basis of product type, the Europe cheese market is segmented into animal-based cheese and plant-based cheese.
  • On the basis of cheese type, the Europe cheese market is segmented into fresh, hard, and soft.
  • On the basis of end user, the Europe cheese market is segmented into retail/household and food service sector.
  • On the basis of flavors, the Europe cheese market is segmented into regular/unflavored and flavored.
  • On the basis of form, the Europe cheese market is segmented into shred, slices, grated, wheels, cubes, block and wedges, and spread.
  • On the basis of method of preparation, the Europe cheese market is segmented into bacteria-ripened, mold-ripened, and un-ripened.
  • On the basis of brand, the Europe cheese market is segmented into branded and private label.
  • On the basis of packaging type, the Europe cheese market is segmented into pouches, tubs, bottles, and others.
  • On the basis of distribution channel, the Europe cheese market is segmented into store based retailing and non-store retailing.

Major Players

Data Bridge Market Research recognizes the following companies as the major Europe cheese market players in Europe cheese market are Caseifico F.lli Oioli (Italy), SAVENCIA SA (France), Santangiolina Milk (Italy), Fattorie Lombarde Soc. Agr. Cooperative (Italy), Garda Latte (Italy), Trentingrana Consorzio dei Caseifici Sociali Trentini s.c.a. (Italy), Grand'Or (France), RENY PICOT (Spain), Alpenhain (Germany), Loicq (Belgium), Pâturages Comtois (France).

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Market Developments

  • In August 2021, Dr. Mannahs unveiled a name change, transitioning from "Happy Cashew" to "Dr. Mannah’s." This rebranding reflects the company's expanded product offerings beyond cashew-based items. By adopting the new name, the company aims to convey its broader range of offerings and signify that it provides more than just cashew products, aligning its brand identity with its diverse product portfolio.
  • In January 2023, Emmi Roth, a prominent specialty cheese provider, introduced a range of innovative products under its well-known brand, Roth. This expansion includes exciting additions such as Tomato Basil Havarti and French Onion Havarti cheeses. These new offerings cater to consumers seeking unique and savory flavor combinations, enhancing the brand's appeal and providing more options for culinary exploration in the world of specialty cheeses.
  • In October 2021, Argopur has revealed its intention to build a cheese manufacturing facility in Little Chute, with an estimated investment of $168 million for the project. This strategic move underscores the company's commitment to expanding its presence in the region and capitalizing on opportunities in the cheese production sector.
  • The Lactalis Group has completed the acquisition of the European cheese brand Leerdammer for a total transaction value of approximately USD 533.745 million. This acquisition strengthens Lactalis' position in the European cheese market, enhancing its product portfolio and market presence.

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