全球藍紋乳酪市場 - 2023-2030
Global Blue Cheese Market - 2023-2030
隨著消費者中各種過敏現象的日益普遍，製造商正在推出防過敏藍紋乳酪，以幫助消費者選擇他們喜歡的產品。例如，2021 年 10 月，Follow Your Heart 品牌宣布推出不含乳製品的藍紋起司碎。該產品不含乳糖和大豆，受到乳糖和大豆過敏人群的積極採用。
主要市場參與者採取舉措，提高品牌和產品對消費者的影響力，並提高產品在各地區的知名度。例如，2023年8月，美國原始洞穴陳釀藍紋起司品牌Treasure Cave宣布推出新品牌活動「You Might Love It Here」。該活動幫助消費者探索該品牌的藍紋起司風味。
藍紋起司作為調味品的大量使用正在推動消費者向市場推出新產品。例如，2022 年 3 月，BetterBody Foods 的子公司 Plant Junkie 透過向市場推出基於酪梨的藍紋乳酪和凱撒醬，將新產品引入其產品系列。新發布的產品由植物成分製成，據稱不含乳製品、麩質和非基因改造成分。
藍紋起司與各種食品的結合有廣泛的應用。隨著植物性食品越來越受歡迎，製造商也推出植物性藍紋起司，以滿足純素食族群的需求。根據世界動物基金會的數據，全世界有 8,000 萬素食主義者。
藍紋起司中的過量脂肪會損害心臟健康並導致心臟病。豐富的卡路里來源會導致體重額外增加並最終導致肥胖。根據世界衛生組織2022年的數據，全球肥胖人口超過10億。該組織估計，約有 6.5 億青少年和 3,900 萬兒童患有肥胖症。隨著消費者對健康的關注日益增加，對藍紋起司的需求可能會減少，進而對市場成長產生負面影響。
Global Blue Cheese Market reached US$ 1.4 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 2.0 billion by 2030, growing with a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period 2023-2030.
Blue Cheese is a rich source of various nutrients including calcium, protein, and vitamins. The beneficial bacteria present in blue cheese help in digestion and boost the immune system. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. Nutritional benefits associated with the blue cheese positively drive the market growth.
With the increasing prevalence of various types of allergies among consumers, manufacturers are introducing allergy-free blue cheeses to help consumers choose among their favourable products. For instance, in October 2021, Follow Your Heart brand, announced the launch of dairy-free crumbles bleu cheese. The product is lactose-free and soy-free and is actively adopted by lactose and soy allergy people.
Initiatives by the key market players to improve the brand and product reach to consumers and improve the product popularity in various regions. For instance, in August 2023, Treasure Cave, America's original cave-aged blue cheese brand, announced the launch of a new brand campaign, You Might Love It Here. The campaign helps consumers explore the brand's blue cheese flavor.
Blue cheese is used as dressing for various types of food products. It can be used as a food product topping, dressing, and others. People with various food preferences use multiple combinations of food products with blue cheese. Fruits, chocolates, jams and chutneys are best paired with blue cheese and are highly used in food & beverage and dairy industries.
The high use of blue cheese as dressing is driving consumers to launch new products into the market. For instance, in March 2022, Plant Junkie, a division of BetterBody Foods, introduced new products into their product offering through the launch of avocado-based Blue Cheese and Caesar dressings into the market. The newly released products are made from plant-based ingredients and are claimed to be free from dairy, gluten, and non-GMO.
Blue cheese has wide applications in combination with various food products. With the increasing popularity of plant-based food products, manufacturers are also introducing plant-based blue cheese, to meet the demand of the vegan population. According to the World Animal Foundation, there are 80 million vegans in the world.
To meet the demand for the vegan population, manufacturers are releasing new plant-based vegans into the market. For instance, in November 2022, Violife, a vegan cheese brand by Upfield, announced the launch of 100 % Vegan Blue Cheese into the market. The product is claimed to be free from preservatives and nuts and is highly popular among the vegan population.
Cheese is used traditionally in all regions for various applications. But the increasing health concerns related to the consumption of various types of cheeses including blue cheese can restrain the market growth. Blue cheese is high in sodium, calories and fats. The high consumption of blue cheese can lead to various health risks including high blood pressure, obesity and heart issues.
Excess fat in blue cheese can harm heart health and lead to heart diseases. Rich calorie sources can lead to extra weight gain and ultimately obesity. According to the World Health Organization 2022, there are more than 1 billion obese people in the world. The organization estimates that around 650 million adolescents and 39 million children are suffering from obesity. With the increasing health concerns among consumers, the demand for blue cheese may decrease, negatively affecting the market growth.
The global blue cheese market is segmented based on source, type, texture, distribution channel, and region.
The global blue cheese market is segmented based on type into Gorgonzola, Castello Double Creme Blue, Roquefort, Stilton and Castello Traditional Danish Blue. Roquefort type of cheese accounted for the largest share of the global blue cheese market. Roquefort cheese is considered to be one of the oldest types of blue cheese.
Roquefort blue cheese can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Proteins in this cheese are considered to lower cholesterol levels and help in preventing heart diseases. People usually combine Roquefort with figs, walnuts and pears. The sweet, salty and smoky kind of flavor of this Roquefort blue cheese increases its popularity among consumers increasing its adoption among the global population.
Europe dominated the global blue cheese market, with France, Germany and U.K. leading the market growth. Cheese is used as a staple ingredient in various European cuisines including German, and French. Europe is considered to be one of the world's largest producers and consumers of cheese.
Europe is famous for its traditional cheese-making due to its favourable climatic conditions. According to the USDA 2021 report, EU cheese production is forecast to increase to 10.4 MMT, which is 50,000 MT more than in 2021 and 168,000 MT more than in 2020. 96% of French people eat cheese. The International Dairy Federation estimated that France is considered to be the most cheese-consuming country.
According to World Population Review 2023, France accounted for the most cheese-eating country with 57.9 pounds per capita per year, followed by Germany with 53.20 pounds per capita. High production and consumption of various types of cheese can be one of the major driving factors for the largest share of the European blue cheese market.
The major global players in the market include: Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Climax Foods Inc., Arla Foods amba, Savencia SA, Organic Valley Family of Farms, The Kraft Heinz Company, Great Hill Dairy, Inc, Emmi Group, Hook's Cheese and Shafts Cheese Company, LLC.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had a mixed impact on the global blue cheese market. Manufacturers of every industry, including blue cheese faced challenges in raw material sourcing and labor maintenance for product production at the manufacturing units. The pandemic conditions also made it difficult the distribute the product to the end-users.
The strict regulations from the government resulted in the shutdown of food service outlets that had high use of cheese in food product serving. The high use of blue cheese at the household level positively impacted the market growth. In addition, the increased use and accessibility of the e-commerce sector and the wide availability of these products in online sales increased market demand.
Various industries around the world were affected by to Russia-Ukraine war. The food and beverage industries also faced numerous challenges and losses due to improper supply chain activities and decreased product sourcing and distribution among various regions of the world. The disrupted import and export transactions of the product affected the price of the product resulting in the high costs of the final product as well.
The global blue cheese market report would provide approximately 101 tables, 103 figures and 234 Pages.
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