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About the Cheese Report

The Cheese Trend Report unveils the innovations behind this food product. Users will have access to how developments in fondues, dips, cheese icing, raclette and strawberry cheese are being used to capture consumer attention.

Who It's For

Our report analyzes the products of Kraft, Black Diamond and other cheese retailers. Cheese shop retailers and anyone in the culinary industry would benefit from the Cheese Trend Report.

Business opportunity comes from understanding the emerging patterns in today’s marketplace. Stay in the know of current trends among consumers and businesses with the Cheese Trend Report.

The Cheese Trend Report, last published on May 26, 2015, includes 146 PRO Trends and 730 examples of cheese market research and cheese consumer trends related to: fondues, dips, cheese icing, raclette, strawberry cheese and cheese trends.

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Methodology

Our cheese research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced cheese articles and 2,371,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 146 Cheese PRO Trends = 146 Powerpoint Pages Cheese PPT Report
• 730 Cheese Examples

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• 102 Cheese Videos (Online) Cheese Videos
• 4,380 Cheese Images (Online) Cheese Images
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Sample Cheese Pro Trends

Each Cheese PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online cheese articles, videos and images. Examples:

Dairy Conversion Brands adapt yogurt into new forms for experiential consumption Implications - When a food item becomes as ubiquitous as yogurt, it's natural that people start looking for different ways to consume it. To meet this demand, brands have begun looking to different cultures for inspiration, incorporating yogurt into traditional beverages and spreads from around the globe. This shift indicates that consumers are delighted by the opportunity to try international variations of their favorite foods, especially ones that prioritizes health and on-the-go enjoyment.
Dairy Conversion
Brands adapt yogurt into new forms for experiential consumption
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Crust Creativity QSR brands develop striking pizza dough concepts Implications - Companies specializing in comfort foods are releasing unusual pizza dough recipes that challenge typical notions of the meal. The inclusion of atypical ingredients adds edge to dishes that are otherwise predictable. This approach to cuisine bridges the gap between familiar, popular products and a consumer desire for novelty.
Crust Creativity
QSR brands develop striking pizza dough concepts
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Fast Festive QSR brands cater to time-crunched consumers with festive mealtime concepts Implications - QSR brands are delivering mealtime concepts tailored to the holidays. The widespread consumption of these products during festive gatherings signifies a movement away from traditional meals towards more convenient, readily available items. Through themed ingredients, packaging and recipes, fast food brands are evidently becoming increasingly relevant at annual celebratory occasions.
Fast Festive
QSR brands cater to time-crunched consumers with festive mealtime concepts
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Confectionery Collaboration Chocolate and candy brands collaborate to create hybrid sweets Implications - Choosing to embrace fellow competitors, brands, like those in the confectionery industry, are choosing to collaborate with others on new flavors and formats. Seeking to capitalize on the popular fan followings of certain brands, confectionery companies are seeking to not only expand awareness to new markets, but also redefine how typically traditional products are perceived.
Confectionery Collaboration
Chocolate and candy brands collaborate to create hybrid sweets
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Refreshed Indulgence Comfort food becomes an unlikely source of fresh flavor and nutrition Implications - Greater emphasis on health and wellness has caused consumers to become more conscious about consumption. Instead of ordering their favorite comfort foods, such as pizza, consumers are turning to at-home alternatives that feature fresh, garden-variety ingredients. This shift speaks to to a dual consumer desire for both artisanal goods and a healthy diet.
Refreshed Indulgence
Comfort food becomes an unlikely source of fresh flavor and nutrition
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Cultural Comfort Popular comfort dishes borrow from cultural flavors and recipes Implications - Comfort foods central to restaurants and grocery stores are taking on robust cultural flavors. From a consumer standpoint, the inclusion of ethnic culinary concepts favors brands catering to diverse clientele. Additionally, remixed traditional dishes such as Asian or South American-style pizzas capture the attention of shoppers.
Cultural Comfort
Popular comfort dishes borrow from cultural flavors and recipes
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Confectionery Comfort Traditionally savory dishes are being reinterpreted with sweet twists Implications - Companies and chefs alike are reinterpreting classic comfort foods with the addition of sweet flavors. In place of exclusively savory dishes are meals featuring chocolate, chips and candy ingredients. This broadens the appeal of savory recipes that are now tailored towards consumers with a sweet tooth.
Confectionery Comfort
Traditionally savory dishes are being reinterpreted with sweet twists
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Condensed Protein Consumers keep portion control top-of-mind when it comes to red meat Implications - Consumers are searching for reduced or alternative forms of red meat to relieve the guilt brought on by the health food movement. Besides easier delivery and consumption, these reformatted meals suggest that steak is an indulgence that can be portioned for both healthier consumption and on-the-go enjoyment.
Condensed Protein
Consumers keep portion control top-of-mind when it comes to red meat
6 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 140 more Cheese PRO Trends and 730 examples!



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