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Global Cheese Alternatives Market by Type (Soy Cheese, Cashew Cheese, Other), By Application (Catering, Ingredients, Retail) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Cheese Alternatives Market by Type (Soy Cheese, Cashew Cheese, Other), By Application (Catering, Ingredients, Retail) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 138206 3300 Food & Beverages 377 239 Pages 4.5 (41)

Market Overview:

The global cheese alternatives market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period 2018-2030. The market growth can be attributed to the increasing awareness about the health benefits of cheese alternatives and their rising demand in various applications such as catering, ingredients, and retail. Based on type, soy cheese is expected to lead the global cheese alternatives market with a share of more than 50% by 2030. Soy cheese is made from soy milk that is curdled and then strained to form soft tofu-like blocks or slices resembling traditional dairy cheeses in appearance, flavor, and texture. It has high protein content as compared to other types of vegan cheeses available in the market and hence enjoys high popularity among consumers looking for healthy substitutes for dairy products. On the basis of application, catering is projected to be one of the fastest growing segments during 2018-2030 owing to its growing demand from restaurants & hotels across regions worldwide. Cheese alternatives are being increasingly used as ingredients in various food items such as pizzas, pastas, salads etc., due their nutritional benefits over traditional dairy cheeses.

Global Cheese Alternatives Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Cheese Alternatives are food items that have a similar texture and flavor to cheese, but do not contain milk or dairy products. Cheese Alternatives are important for people who are lactose intolerant or have a dairy allergy, as they allow them to enjoy the taste and texture of cheese without experiencing any adverse effects.

Soy Cheese:

Soy cheese is a type of cheese, which is produced from soy milk. It contains the same amount of protein as compared to dairy products like casein and whey. Soy-based cheese has almost half the calories than regular counterparts.

It also helps in reducing blood cholesterol levels and thus, can be used as an alternative for fat-based foods like butter or cream cheese.

Cashew Cheese:

Cashew cheese is a vegan alternative to dairy products such as cream cheese, yogurt, and others. It has a consistency similar to that of regular dairy cheese and can be used in many recipes calling for regular cheese. The most popular way to use it is in pizza or calzones where it blends very well with the other ingredients like vegetables or meat substitutes.

It also works very well as an ingredient in soups, salads dressings or dips because of its smooth texture.

Application Insights:

The retail application segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 40% in 2017. Over the past few years, consumers have been shifting their preference towards healthy food and beverages, which is expected to drive demand from retail applications. The catering application segment is also estimated to register a significant CAGR during the forecast period owing to increasing demand for cheese alternatives from vegan and lactose-intolerant people.

In countries such as India, China, Italy and France where dairy products are not tolerated well by majority of population due to religious reasons or allergies issues related to milk proteins have been facing shortage of suitable food options at functions or events where cheese is traditionally served along with other foods like breads rolls etc. As a result, manufacturers are introducing new products that can be consumed without any problem along with other dishes including pizza wings nuggets etc., which will help them cater even more occasions in near future.

Regional Analysis:

North America was the largest regional market in 2017 owing to growing consumer awareness about health and environmental benefits associated with the product. The region is projected to maintain its dominance over the forecast period due to increasing demand for plant-based products. Asia Pacific is expected to be one of the fastest-growing regions during the forecast years on account of rising population, changing food habits, and increasing disposable income levels in emerging economies such as China and India.

Europe has been witnessing a surge in demand for vegan cheese alternatives since last few years on account of growing concerns regarding animal cruelty involved in dairy production processes coupled with high costs involved with milk production by conventional methods. These factors are anticipated to boost industry growth over next eight years.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing health awareness among people about the benefits of consuming cheese alternatives over traditional cheese.
  • Rising demand for vegan and lactose-free products across the globe.
  • Growing popularity of plant-based diets, which has led to an increase in the demand for dairy-free cheese alternatives.
  • Proliferation of artisanal cheesemakers who are offering innovative and unique flavors of vegan cheese alternatives, thereby expanding the consumer base for these products.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Cheese Alternatives Market Research Report

By Type

Soy Cheese, Cashew Cheese, Other

By Application

Catering, Ingredients, Retail

By Companies

Follow Your Heart, Daiya, Tofutti, Heidi Ho, Kite Hill, Dr. Cow Tree Nut Cheese, Uhrenholt A/S, Miyoko’s Kitchen, Vtopian Artisan Cheeses, Punk Rawk Labs, Violife, Parmela Creamery, Treeline Treenut Cheese

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Cheese Alternatives Market Report Segments:

The global Cheese Alternatives market is segmented on the basis of:


Soy Cheese, Cashew Cheese, Other

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Catering, Ingredients, Retail

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Follow Your Heart
  2. Daiya
  3. Tofutti
  4. Heidi Ho
  5. Kite Hill
  6. Dr. Cow Tree Nut Cheese
  7. Uhrenholt A/S
  8. Miyoko’s Kitchen
  9. Vtopian Artisan Cheeses
  10. Punk Rawk Labs
  11. Violife
  12. Parmela Creamery
  13. Treeline Treenut Cheese

Global Cheese Alternatives Market Overview

Highlights of The Cheese Alternatives Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Soy Cheese
    2. Cashew Cheese
    3. Other
  1. By Application:

    1. Catering
    2. Ingredients
    3. Retail
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Cheese Alternatives Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Cheese Alternatives Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Cheese alternatives are products that can be used in place of cheese. They may be made from plant-based ingredients, such as tofu, tempeh, and seitan. Some cheese substitutes are also made with dairy-free milks or creams.

Some of the key players operating in the cheese alternatives market are Follow Your Heart, Daiya, Tofutti, Heidi Ho, Kite Hill, Dr. Cow Tree Nut Cheese, Uhrenholt A/S, Miyoko¢â‚¬â„¢s Kitchen, Vtopian Artisan Cheeses, Punk Rawk Labs, Violife, Parmela Creamery, Treeline Treenut Cheese.

The cheese alternatives market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Cheese Alternatives Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Cheese Alternatives Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Cheese Alternatives Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Cheese Alternatives Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Cheese Alternatives Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Cheese Alternatives Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Cheese Alternatives Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Cheese Alternatives Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Soy Cheese
      5.3.2. Cashew Cheese
      5.3.3. Other
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Cheese Alternatives Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Catering
      6.3.2. Ingredients
      6.3.3. Retail
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Cheese Alternatives Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Cheese Alternatives Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Cheese Alternatives Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Cheese Alternatives Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Catering
      9.4.2. Ingredients
      9.4.3. Retail
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Soy Cheese
      9.7.2. Cashew Cheese
      9.7.3. Other
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Cheese Alternatives Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Cheese Alternatives Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Catering
      10.4.2. Ingredients
      10.4.3. Retail
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Soy Cheese
      10.7.2. Cashew Cheese
      10.7.3. Other
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Cheese Alternatives Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Cheese Alternatives Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Catering
      11.4.2. Ingredients
      11.4.3. Retail
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Soy Cheese
      11.7.2. Cashew Cheese
      11.7.3. Other
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractivenes/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Cheese Alternatives Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Cheese Alternatives Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Catering
      12.4.2. Ingredients
      12.4.3. Retail
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Soy Cheese
      12.7.2. Cashew Cheese
      12.7.3. Other
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Cheese Alternatives Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Cheese Alternatives Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Catering
      13.4.2. Ingredients
      13.4.3. Retail
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Cheese Alternatives Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Soy Cheese
      13.7.2. Cashew Cheese
      13.7.3. Other
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Cheese Alternatives Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Cheese Alternatives Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Cheese Alternatives Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Cheese Alternatives Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Follow Your Heart Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Daiya Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Tofutti Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Heidi Ho Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Kite Hill Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Dr. Cow Tree Nut Cheese Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Uhrenholt A/S Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Miyoko’s Kitchen Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Vtopian Artisan Cheeses Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Punk Rawk Labs Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. Violife Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. Parmela Creamery Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. Treeline Treenut Cheese Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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