Organic Cheese Market

Organic Cheese Market: Cheddar Cheese will Remain Sought After: Global Industry Analysis (2012 - 2016) & Opportunity Assessment (2017 - 2022)

  • 2017-10-23
  • REP-GB-5324
  • 170 pages
  • Format: PDF/PPT/Excel

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Organic Cheese Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Organic Cheese market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Organic Cheese market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

Organic Cheese – A Chemical-free Journey from Farm to Table

With technology at the forefront, various cutting-edge research and development (R&D) activities have been taking place in the cheese industry. However, the emergence of ‘organic’ trend is causing a radical upheaval in conventional as well as technological processes of cheese production. Scientific evidences on negative health impacts of synthetic pesticide residues in food along with rising concerns of animal welfare issues in dairy industry has led to surge in demand for organic cheese. Future Market Insights, in its new study, explores consumers shift from conventional to organic cheese, and offers in-depth and unbiased analysis of the global organic cheese market.

In 2019, worldwide sales of organic cheese is estimated to surpass the US$ 2 Bn mark, and witness 3X as that of conventional cheese by 2025. Today, environmental issues are becoming a key focus area of pressure groups, legislators, and individuals. While cheese is firmly established as a snacking choice of consumers, manufacturers are targeted towards connecting more closely to modern trends and being relevant to changing food habits and needs. The result is projected to lead to increased demand for organic cheese.

Organic Cheddar Cheese Leads, Continental Attracts Affluent Consumers

Cheddar cheese is estimated to contribute half of the total sales of organic cheese in 2019. Gains remain propelled by growing popularity of organic cheddar cheese as a versatile ingredient and increasing use in many cooked dishes. In line with rapid penetration of internet, widening exposure to exotic and foreign varieties for foods is expected to influence the demand for continental organic cheese. Demand for both hard and soft organic continental cheese is gaining further boost from rising consumer interest in specialized cheeses, taste differentiation and the story behind the cheese.

Amid the rise of ‘convenience’ culture and fast-growing demand for ready-to-use cheese, manufacturers are focusing on offering organic cheese in a wide range of packs holding cubes, blocks, slices, and other forms. Growing consumers’ inquisitiveness about foods and their origin coupled with emergence of ‘clean-label’ trends has further compelled manufacturers to redefine their packaging strategies. In order to build stronger connection with their customers, organic cheese manufacturers are preparing to create a more modern packaging design that drives great taste appeal, communicate product benefits, and amplifies brand personality, in addition to ensuring lower environmental impact.

Developing Markets – The Second Wave of Growth

Organic cheese market in Europe accounts for 40% of the global revenue share, leading the first wave of growth with strong presence of market players. Value-added cheese products, specialties in product portfolio to attract younger consumers, and wider sales channels are offering significant profit margins to manufacturers in Europe. In the second wave, developing countries in Asia Pacific are projected to remain at the forefront of market growth. With rising levels of disposable income and growing appetite for newer products, high sales opportunities are expected in the region. Greater focus on role of food in well-being amid the increase in affluence and education in Asia Pacific will remain instrumental to the demand for organic cheese. Moreover, the trend for ‘hyper local’ food remains a prominent driver for organic products worldwide, and organic cheese is no exception.

Rapid Product Launches to Dictate Stakeholders’ Growth Strategies

In an attempt to pick pace with sales of conventional cheese, a number of players in the organic cheese market are focusing on enhancing and expanding their core business through new product launches. Introducing unique flavors to cream cheese and launching organic cheese snack packs to retain and attract new segment of customers also remain a key focus area of the manufactures. In recent times, organic products are becoming more relevant to consumers, especially to eco-conscious and health conscious millennials. They are making ethical choices on food and drink and other aspects including waste, packaging and energy. Organic cheese manufacturers are therefore reacting to challenges on sustainability and animal-derived foods while confronting packaging-related issues. However, it is imperative to note that, plant-based products, vegan cheese in particular, is gaining increasing momentum, on the account of rising veganism and lactose intolerance among various consumers. This is expected to represent a threat to the growth of organic cheese market.

Specialty Stores to Ramp Up the Sales of Organic Cheese

In Europe, specialty stores maintained strong sales of organic cheese, as these stores offer specialist knowledge, and innovative products and approaches which appeal to a large number of consumers. As more consumers shop locally and often, sales of organic cheese through modern trade channels including supermarkets and hypermarkets are also flourishing across the globe. This can be lucrative for modern trade and online stores alike. While modern trade focuses on stocking more varieties of organic cheese to maintain strong share in the market, online stores are targeting millennial consumers who hone their shopping skills on the internet, checking product ratings and review to help with decision making. In addition, by offering doorstep delivery service and new box schemes, traditional grocery stores are experiencing new opportunities and renewed interest from consumers in local markets. These factors, in turn, are projected to boost the sales of organic cheese worldwide.

Future Market Insights has complied a new report title “Organic Cheese Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017–2022)” that make vital projection in the global organic cheese market for the forecast period 2017 to 2022. The report provides a vivid depiction of the market by offering detailed information pertaining to market forecast, size, drivers, trends, opportunities and restraints. Also, the market is covered and analyzed across seven key regions. The report further delivers an all-inclusive analysis on several important segments and sub-segments. For the in-depth understanding of the global organic cheese market, the report has categorized it on the basis of product type, distribution channel, form and region.

The report also comprise of historical data of the global market for organic cheese from the previous four years that is thoroughly linked with the market forecast during 2017 to 2022. Such important assessments will allow the reader to have a better understanding of the present and future potentials of the global market for organic cheese.

Report Structure

The first section of the report comprise of an executive summary, which briefly discus the important facts of the market found after the research. The section offers a complete over-view of the organic cheese market. Also, the reader will gain excess to data related to the current market scenario along with significant and crucial market numbers, giving a fair idea about the market’s overall performance in the past and present. The executive summary also comprise of information pertaining to market’s future growth prospects, current size of the market and revenues share. In the following part of the report, a brief introduction of the market with a standard definition of the product – organic cheese is given for the scope of the report. The report offers a comprehensive study of the growth opportunities and key developments of the leading market participants. Also, the report includes key macroeconomic factors that are expected to play an important role in driving the market’s growth during the forecast period.

In subsequent section, the report offers comprehensive study on the product pricing, supply chain, cost structure and product life cycle. The report also includes an intensity map that describe the market presence of leading players in particular regions covered in the report. 

Market Taxonomy

The report has gauges the global market for organic cheese on the basis of specific segments. The segment-wise analysis of global organic cheese market is conducted by evaluating Y-o-Y growth, revenue and market share of key regions. Based on region, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe,  Japan, the Middle East & Africa (MEA), Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) and Latin America.

Product Type

Distribution Channel


  • Cheddar

  • Speciality Stores

  • Cubes & Blocks

  • Hard Continental

  • Modern Trade

  • Slices

  • Soft Continental

  • Convenience Stores

  • Spreadable

  • Territorials Ex.Blue

  • Traditional Grocery Stores

  • Other Forms

  • Others

  • Online store



  • Other Distribution Channel


Research Methodology

FMI has used an innovating and proven research methodology, which comprise of extensive primary and secondary analyses in order to reach to certain conclusions concerning the market. A list of important market participants present across the value chain of manufactures, suppliers and distributors in present in report. Inputs from domain experts and companies executives form an essential part on the research. The information offer in the report is validated using the triangulation method in order to provide true and relevant information. The information in report is presented through info-graphic, charts and graphs. The report covers crucial findings on each regional market segments that gives strategic recommendations and actionable insights.

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