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Low Fat Cheese Market Research Report Information By Type (Feta, Ricotta, Mozzarella Sticks, And Hard Cheese), By Distribution Channel (Food Retail And Food Service) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/F-B & N/0811-HCR | 115 Pages | Author: Harshita Gorade| June 2024

Global Low Fat Cheese Market Overview

Low Fat Cheese Market Size was valued at USD 124.5 billion in 2023. The low-fat cheese industry is projected to grow from US 128.8 billion in 2024 to USD 163.9 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.05% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Unhealthy eating habits, hectic work life, and increasing consumer health consciousness are the key market drivers enhancing market growth.

Low Fat Cheese Market 1

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Low Fat Cheese Market Trends

  • Growing health awareness is driving the market growth

The growing health awareness is driving market CAGR for low-fat cheese among people. Now, a day number of people are getting health conscious. The lifestyle of people is getting poor with hectic work life and unhealthy food habits. People have paid less attention to their health due to hectic lifestyles. Moreover, many are getting more aware of health and fitness. People adopting a healthy lifestyle is rising rapidly in many countries. The health consciousness of people is rising the demand for low-fat cheese products.

On the other hand, expanding the food industry will lead to high low-fat market growth factors. The food industry has found demand for low-fat cheese products. The demand for various food will create outstanding growth prospects in the forecast period. The constant product development in the low-fat cheese market is another exceptional growth factor. The increasing disposable income is anticipated to increase the overall expenditure on the market.

Additionally, the increasing obese population is another driver to expand the market. In today’s scenario, children’s obesity is a concern in many countries. Low-fat cheese is an appropriate product that will not cause any obesity. This low-fat cheese aids in regulating body weight.

Moreover, Saturated fat is less prevalent in low-fat cheese. Saturated fats are about 30-40% of the normal cheese. The low-fat cheese is made from skimmed milk, with an almost 7-15% lower fat level. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is produced less when fat is lowered. It is well-recognized that this kind of cholesterol raises the risk of cardiovascular disease. Thus, low-fat cheese is seen as a healthier alternative to traditional cheese that comes in various forms. As a result, it is anticipated that throughout the projection period, demand for low-fat cheese is increasing. Thus, driving the low-fat cheese market revenue.

Low Fat Cheese Market Segment Insights

Low Fat Cheese Type Insights

The low-fat cheese market segmentation, based on type, includes feta, Ricotta, Mozzarella, Sticks, And Hard Cheese. A variation made from cow’s milk is ricotta, which has dominated the market in recent years. Ricotta can be either dry or velvety in texture. Unsalted variants, like baked ricotta, are eaten straight out of the oven as sweets or appetizers, whereas salted verities, like smoked cheese, are liberally used in cooking.

The fastest-growing segment is mozzarella sticks, which will rise in the projection period due to the world’s developing fast-food industry. Additionally, mozzarella is a tasty low-fat snack cheese. These sticks, frequently marked “part-skim,” include a minimum of 6 grams of fat, 7 grams of protein, 86 calories, and more than 200 milligrams of calcium. Customers frequently choose part-skimmed milk-produced mozzarella that has been shredded.

Low Fat Cheese Distribution Channel Insights

Based on the distribution channel, the low-fat cheese market segment includes food retail and food service. The food retail category generated the most income. The channel comprises supermarkets, convenience stores, grocers, mixed retailers, food experts, and independent small grocers. These food retail distribution channels provide the same with several savings offers to encourage sales because most consumers nowadays enjoy having a wide range of selections available under one roof. For instance: every month, Big Bazar and Star Bazar and other retail stores provide a variety of discounts on all food items, including dairy products. Due to this, there is now a greater demand for low-fat cheese, particularly mozzarella and cottage cheese. Furthermore, food retail channels always boost total customer engagement and experience in retail stores.

Another significant route driving low-fat cheese sales is the internet, including meal delivery and shopping apps. Restaurants with low-fat, nutritious fast food may be found on meal delivery apps like Swiggy and Zomato. These foods are made with ingredients like mozzarella, processed cheese, and cheddar. To reach a broad client base, makers of low-fat cheese are increasingly offering their goods through online grocery retailers like Big Basket and Grocers.

Figure 1: Low Fat Cheese Market, by Distribution Channel, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)

Low Fat Cheese Market, by Distribution Channel, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Low Fat Cheese Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American low-fat cheese market will dominate this market, owing to increased health awareness and obesity in children. In addition, the growing disposable income and changing lifestyles will boost the market growth in this region.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe's Low Fat Cheese Market accounts for the second-largest market share due to increasing health awareness and growing disposable income. Further, the German Low Fat Cheese Market held the largest market share, and the UK Low Fat Cheese Market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific Low Fat Cheese Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to expanding awareness of a healthy lifestyle and nutrition and growing per capita disposable income. Moreover, China’s Low Fat Cheese Market held the largest market share, and the Indian Low Fat Cheese Market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Low Fat Cheese Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to enlarge their product lines, which will help the low-fat cheese market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to grow their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. The low-fat cheese industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the low-fat cheese industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the low-fat cheese industry has offered some of the most significant medical advantages. Major players in the low-fat cheese market, including DSM (Netherlands), Lactalis Group (France), Britannia Industries (India), Kraft Foods Group Inc. (US), Crystal Farms (US), Bongrain (France), Arla Foods (Denmark), Friesland Campina (Netherlands) and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Britannia Industries (India) began its adventure in 1892 in Kolkata, India, when a group of retailers established a firm to produce biscuits. Its product line has grown over the years to include a variety of delectable and healthy snacks that are popular with people nationwide. Today, it provides food to a billion individuals in India on various occasions and according to their preferences. Every part of the country can buy its items. Good nutrition is essential to a healthy life, and it takes great delight in offering tasty and nourishing goods. Being a responsible Total Foods business is its vision. Its product line represents the idea that food should be delicious and nutritious. It deals in many varieties of cheese such as cheese block, cheese pizza block, cheese pizza blend diced, cream cheese, cheese spreadz classic, cheese spredz roasted garlic, and cheese spreadz asli pepper.

Key Companies in the Low-Fat Cheese Market include

  • DSM (Netherlands)

  • Lactails Group (France)

  • Britania Industries (India)

  • Kraft Foods Group Inc (US)

  • Crystal Farms (US)

  • Bongrain (France)

  • Arla Foods (Denmark)

  • Friesland Campina (Netherlands)

Low Fat Cheese Industry Developments

Norco, Australia’s merely 100% farmer-owned dairy cooperative, has declared the launch of a new Tasty Cheese Range at Coles stores throughout northern New South Wales and Queensland. The new range includes 500 grams cheese block, a 500-gram shredded cheese bag and a 500-gram (30-piece packet) of cheese slices, all traded for between A$8.00 and A$9.00, with 100% profit of helping Australian farms.

Eatlean, UK, has declared the launch of a new reduced-fat cheese product. The 30-gram mature cheese snack bar has 35% fewer calories, 30% more protein and 60% less fat than regular cheese.

Llchester, UK is starting the four new cheese flavors: smoky bonfire cheddar with smoky chipotle and chili, llchester wensleydale with spice apple, date & raisin, and llchester west country cheddar sticky red onion.

Low Fat Cheese Market Segmentation

Low Fat Cheese Type Outlook

  • Feta

  • Ricotta

  • Mozzarella Sticks

  • Hard Cheese

Low Fat Cheese Distribution Channel Outlook

  • Food Retail

  • Food Service

Low Fat Cheese Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 124.5 billion
Market Size 2024 USD 128.8 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 163.9 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 3.05% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Distribution Channel, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  GDSM (Netherlands), Lactails Group (France), Britannia Industries (India), Kraft Foods Group Inc (US), Crystal Farms (US), Bongrain (France), Arla Foods (Denmark), Friesland Campania (Netherlands)
Key Market Opportunities Increasing obese population Research and Development Healthy lifestyles
Key Market Dynamics Increasing health awareness  Growing disposable income Increasing demand for the product 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The low-fat cheese market size was valued at USD 124.5 Billion in 2023.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.05% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share of the market.

The key players in the market are DSM (Netherlands), Lactails Group (France), Britannia Industries (India), Kraft Foods Group Inc (US), Crystal Farms (US), Bongrain (France), Arla Foods (Denmark), Friesland Campina (Netherland).

The ricotta category dominated the market in 2023.

The food retail had the largest share of the market.

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