Cheese Ingredients Market Forecasts to 2028 – Global Analysis By Cheese Type (Processed, Natural), Ingredient (Cultures, Enzymes, Additives, Milk) and By Geography
According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Cheese Ingredients Market is accounted for $98.95 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $141.47 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period. Cheese is one of the most complex dairy products, as it includes several processes such as chemical, biochemical and microbiological methods. Cheese ingredients are the elements required during the manufacturing process of cheese. The amount and type of ingredient required is totally dependent on the quantity and type of cheese going to be produced.
Increasing consumers demand for cheese
As cheese provides additional taste to the food product, the growing adaptation of fast food items like pizza, burgers etc., across the globe is consuming significant amount of cheese. This is making the fast food manufacturers to cook cheese fast food items in order to enhance their sales. Therefore, the cheese manufacturers are engaged in rapid development of cheese products in order to enhance their sales and become popular brand in the cheese industry. Therefore, the cheese ingredients market is projected to grow with the increasing consumption of cheese across the globe. For instance, According to USDEC, the global cheese demand is expected to rise in developing nations, which will drive the cheese trade by an additional 100,000 tons, annually.
Several restrictions imposed by various regulatory bodies
There are several restrictions on the levels of contents and their usage in the cheese making process imposed by various regulatory bodies. Bans imposed on certain types of cheese also hamper market growth. The ban imposed on using condensed milk in cheese has created a few bottlenecks for the market. Besides this, the market players are also struggling with bans on the use of additives, coupled with the increase in the production of natural cheese. For instance, the US FDA banned the sale of various artisan French cheeses such as Roquefort, Morbier, and Tomme de Savoie in the US. This was done owing to the use of raw milk in cheese making and bacteria found in these cheeses. Such a ban has negatively impacted the exports of cheese from France, which has led to declined production of cheese, resulting in subsequent decline in cheese ingredients market.
Waste retrieval activities
Waste retrieval activities such as utilizing 100% milk is a primary focus area of key market players and provides further opportunities for market growth. The rapid urbanization of developing countries has upsurge the demand for cheese. Moreover, growing urbanization has westernized a vast majority of people who now prefers convenient and fast foods to save time. Many people prefer to have western meals as well. The use of cheese is increasing in ready to eat foods and in fast foods which drives the overall cheese ingredients market. For instance, Arla Food ingredients use a milk-protein based powder for this purpose, which ensures no production of by-product or waste.
Rise in awareness regarding the ill health effects of cheese
Obesity, high cholesterol levels, and heart diseases are the major conditions associated with the consumption of processed cheese. The consumption of cheddar cheese may also pose an increased risk of breast cancer by increasing the production of galactose from lactose. The ripening process of cheese includes the production of a toxic alkaloid and toxic amines that brings changes to the nervous system resulting in high blood pressure, headaches, palpitations, and migraines. The consumers have now become aware about the association of these diseases with cheese. This factor is posing as a challenge for various cheese and ingredient manufacturers to overcome and meet the customer demand for healthy food. For example, In the US, certain kinds of cheese have resulted in outbreaks of food-borne gastroenteritis, food sensitivities, lactose intolerance, allergies, and high calorie content.
The cultures segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period
The cheese manufacturers are increasingly shifting the use of cultures from bulk starter cultures to DVS and other similar technologies. Their ease of use is the key factor leading to the increased adoption of the DVS technology for milk coagulation in the cheese making process. For instance, CSK Food Enrichment company, based in the Netherlands, is making use of state-of-the-art technology for production of starter cultures. Starter cultures are natural bacteria that are crucial in the formation of cheese.
The natural segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period
Natural cheese is going to have lucrative growth owing to steady demand for cheese and cheese-based products among consumers in developed as well as developing countries across the globe. In addition, rising awareness regarding health benefits of consuming cheese, especially among consumers in western countries, is another factor driving revenue growth of this segment.
Region with highest share:
Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share owing to the impact of western dietary habits, rise in disposable income levels, and changes in lifestyles in countries such as China and India. Factors such as rapid growth in the fast food industry are expected to increase the demand for cheese, subsequently increasing the demand for cheese ingredients. Moreover, the cheese manufacturers in this region are increasingly producing processed cheese as the fast food industry in the region demands more of processed cheese due to its longer shelf life and widespread usage.
Region with highest CAGR:
North America is projected to have the highest CAGR as North America being world largest cheese producing region and is also exporting huge quantity of cheese products across the globe. This is creating new growth potential for the cheese manufacturers and also making them to invest in the region in order to attain more market share in the growing market. For instance, the US FDA banned the sale of various artisan French cheeses such as Roquefort, Morbier, and Tomme de Savoie in the US. This was done owing to the use of raw milk in cheese making and bacteria found in these cheeses which has led to declined production of cheese, resulting in subsequent decline in cheese ingredients market.
Key players in the market:
Some of the key players profiled in the Cheese Ingredients Market include Fonterra, DuPont, Arla foods, Saputo Inc., Almarai, CSK Food Enrichment, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Sacco s.r.l., Archer Daniels Midland Company and Chr. Hansen Holding A/S.
In November 2017: Chr. Hansen developed a series of second generation FreshQ cultures in order to expand its product portfolio. With the help of this product, dairies can rely on natural freshness and contribute to reducing food waste.
In November 2017: Fonterra announced the expansion of Waitoa UHT site to cater to the increasing demand for milk and cream products. Its capacity of producing 80,000 cartons was expected to increase by 45,000 cartons per hour.
In April 2018: DuPont Nutrition & Health launched two new cheese cultures called, CHOOZIT AMERI-FLEX and CHOOZIT SWIFT 600. The products are developed to fulfill cheese quality and productivity requirements for industrial-sized cheese makers.
In September 2018: DuPont completed its merger with Dow Chemical Company. The combined entity was expected to operate as a holding company under the name DowDuPont with agriculture, materials science, and specialty product divisions.
Cheese Types Covered:
• North America
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa
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