Non Dairy Cheese Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast (2024-2030)

  • Non Dairy Cheese Market size was valued at USD 2.70 Bn. in 2023 and the total Non Dairy Cheese Market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14% from 2024 to 2030, reaching nearly USD 6.74 Bn. by 2030.

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Non Dairy Cheese Market Overview

Non Dairy cheese, which is alternately referred to as vegan cheese or plant-based cheese, is a product that mimics some of the properties of cheese. These include its texture, its flavor, and to some extent its melting ability, even though vegan cheese is made without using any animal-based ingredients.

 

The report has covered several aspects of growth to analyze the current market trends and opportunities in the cheese market. The report contains a thorough analysis of the many strategies used by the major companies, including alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions, and mergers. The SWOT analysis was used in the report to examine the company’s entire market position and find opportunities, threats, strengths, and weaknesses. The report has also covered regions such as Europe, North America, and parts of Asia-Pacific that exhibit high consumption rates for the cheese market globally. 

 

While Cheese remains a staple in many cuisines globally, market trends indicate a growing interest in premium, artisanal, and specialty varieties. A hierarchical approach is used to study market segments and regions, examining the strategies of top companies in the Non Dairy cheese sector. With support from a financial backer, the report also provides data on import/export activities, market dynamics, values, costs, earnings, and gross profits.

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Non Dairy Cheese Market Dynamics

Driving Forces Behind the Surge in Non Dairy Cheese Market Growth

The market for vegan cheese has seen a boom in demand, driven by the increasing acceptance of plant-based diets and the growing consciousness of environmental sustainability and animal welfare. The market has grown as a result of consumers' growing interest in plant-based cheese thanks to concerns about animal welfare, environmental impact, and health. In addition, a shift in consumer preferences toward plant-based foods has increased demand for sustainable food products in addition to those that promote animal welfare and health.

 

As per the Stellar Analysis, the market growth has been driven by a decrease in spending on animal-based foods and an increase in spending on plant-based products like cheese. Furthermore, producers are using a wide variety of plant-based ingredients and cooking methods to make vegan cheese alternatives that are similar to traditional dairy cheese in terms of flavor, texture, and functionality. This ongoing product development has propelled the non-dairy cheese market. Vegan cheese is especially appealing to people who have dietary restrictions, lactose intolerance, or ethical concerns about animal agriculture because it provides a cholesterol-free, lactose-free, and lower-calorie substitute for traditional cheese.

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  Factors Influencing Growth of the Non Dairy Cheese

 

Challenges in the Non-Dairy Cheese Market

The intricate structure of non Dairy cheese poses challenges for the manufacturing of non-dairy substitutes. It is difficult to find high-quality plant-based ingredients with the necessary functional properties, and the processing techniques to turn these ingredients into marketable products are still being developed. Overcoming the myth that vegan cheese lacks the flavor, texture, and taste of traditional dairy cheese is one of the biggest challenges faced by producers of the non Dairy cheese market. For producers of non-dairy cheese, maintaining balance between flavor, texture, and reliability while guaranteeing that non Dairy cheese products lack artificial additives, preservatives, and allergies continues to be a significant challenge in the market. The surge in demand for non-dairy cheese has put pressure on raw material suppliers, including cashew, soy, coconut, and almond, as these pressures cause various challenges for the raw material producer. It makes it harder to produce vegan cheese using raw materials, which has hampered the growth of the market.

 

Innovation and Growth in the Non Dairy Cheese Market

The market for vegan cheese has a bright future full of growth and innovation prospects. Producers are putting more and more effort into R&D to investigate innovative plant-based components, fermentation processes, and processing strategies that improve the taste, texture, and nutritional value of vegan cheese products. The market is seeing a boom in artisanal and premium offerings that appeal to discriminating consumers looking for real and gourmet plant-based cheese experiences, from fermented cashew cheeses to cultured almond cheeses.

 

Plant

 

 

                            Advantages

 

Almond

Contains high levels of protein and monosaturated fatty acids. Good source of Mn and vitamins A and E.

Coconut

Contains a high level of saturated fat. Good source of vitamin E. Good availability of Cu, Fe, and Mn.

Oat

High levels of carbohydrates, fiber, and lipids.

Soy

High protein digestibility and availability of Cu, Fe, and Mg. Contains Bioactive compounds, phytochemicals, and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

 

Non Dairy Cheese Market Segment Analysis

Based on Source, the Soy segment held the highest share and is expected to dominate the market through the forecast period with an increasing CAGR. The rise in the processing technology, as well as the final product of soy cheese that has many similarities with Cheddar in terms of appearance, texture, mouth, feel, chemical nature, biochemical processes, etc. has boosted the market growth. The increase in the awareness of the benefits has driven the market growth as soy protein has many useful amino acids like Asp, Ile, Leu, Met, Phe, Trp, Tyr, Val, etc., which are precursors of flavoring compounds and the right choice of microbial cultures have boosted the demand in the market.

 

Based on Product, the Mozzarella segment dominated the market and is expected to grow with an increasing CAGR through the forecast period. The surge in the growing availability of diverse Mozzarella cheese options using non-animal rennet alternatives is a significant driving force in the Vegan Cheese Market. The growth encompasses Mozzarella cheese crafted with microbial or vegetable rennet, as well as rennet-free Mozzarella cheese. Mozzarella cheese produced with microbial or vegetable rennet serves as a compelling choice for both vegetarians and vegans. These rennet alternatives are sourced from non Dairy origins and do not incorporate any animal-derived components. As a result, an increasing number of cheese producers have embraced these alternatives, making it more convenient for consumers to access vegetarian-friendly Mozzarella cheese varieties.

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Non Dairy Cheese Market Regional Analysis

Europe dominated the market and is projected to maintain its dominance through the forecast period with a growing CAGR owing to its significantly better carbon footprint compared to its animal-based counterparts, it is seen as having the potential to promote the shift to a more sustainable food system. The top environmental benefits that encourage consumers in Europe to buy more plant-based cheese are better animal welfare and less pesticide usage. Consumers also like to see more plant-based cheese with improved taste and more natural and less artificial ingredients claims for dairy and meat alternatives alike have propelled the market growth in the region.

 

Surged in demand for dairy substitutes that are derived from plants is also becoming increasingly popular across the European market. For instance, sales in Europe increased by 414 percent between 2020 and 2022. Though, according to an EU regulation, only products derived from the milking process of animals are able to carry designations such as "milk" or "dairy."

 

Germany has the highest sales and the greatest market potential for plant-based alternatives. The strong innovative power in the field has been reflected in many small startup companies. The German Nutrition Society has set new standards in 2024 with the recommendation that at least 75% of the diet should be plant-based. As a result, it has boosted the non Dairy cheese market.

 

In the European countries where 1000 cheeses reign supreme, cheese producers are experimenting with cashews to emulate the creamy texture of Camembert. Sales of plant-based cheese alternatives have skyrocketed in recent times.

 

In Eastern Europe, countries such as the Czech Republic and Hungary are therefore beginning to rediscover the value of lentils and beans not only for the palate, but also for sustainable developments on planet.

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Non Dairy Cheese Market Competitive Landscape

  • 30 Jan 2024, Imagindairy, an Israeli food-tech start-up crafting “authentic” dairy proteins without cows, has acquired industrial-scale precision fermentation production lines at a new facility. This advancement for bovine-free dairy comes as Japanese food researchers under DAIZ Engineering are teaming up to scale the new European Germination Food-Tech Center located in the Netherlands’ “Food Valley” to drive innovation for hybrid dairy solutions unlocking the nutritional “power of germination” in seeds.
  • In Jan 2023, Violife, the no. 1 selling brand of dairy-free cheese in the U.S., launched a dairy-free sour cream alternative in 883 Walmart locations.
  • In 2023, Miyoko's Creamery has been gaining attention for its artisanal vegan cheese products. It has extended its product line to include new flavors and variations of its cashew-based vegan cheeses.

Non Dairy Cheese  Market

Market Size in 2023

USD 2.7 Bn.

Market Size in 2030

USD 6.74 Bn.

CAGR (2024-2030)

14 %

Historic Data

2018-2022

Base Year

2023

Forecast Period

2024-2030

   Segments

By Source

  • Soy
  • Almond
  • Coconut
  • Others

By Product Type

  • Mozzarella
  • Parmesan
  • Cheddar
  • Others

By Distribution Channel

  • Specialty Stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Convenience Store
  • Online retail stores

Regional Scope

North America- United States, Canada, and Mexico

Europe – United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Russia, and Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific – China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, ASEAN, Rest of APAC

Middle East and Africa - South Africa, GCC, Egypt, Rest of the Middle East and Africa

South America – Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America

 

Non Dairy Cheese Market key Players

  1. Upfield Holdings B.V. (Violife)
  2. Unibel SA (Nurishh)
  3. Tofutti Brands Inc.
  4. Wayfare Foods
  5. Treeline Cheese
  6. Miyoko’s Creamery
  7. Kite Hill
  8. Vtopian Artisan Cheeses
  9. Nush Foods
  10. Nush (Almond Milk Cheese)
  11. Tyne Chease
  12. Dr. Cow Tree Nut Cheese
  13. New Roots
  14. Good Planet Foods
  15. The Vegan Dairy
  16. VBites (Cheezly)
  17. Blackbird Foods
  18. Those Vegan Cowboys
  19. Bel Group
  20. Danone SA
  21. Simply V
  22. Tofutti Brands Inc.
  23. Upfield Holdings BV
  24. VBites Foods Ltd
  25. XXX Ltd.


Frequently Asked Questions

Shifts in consumer preferences are expected to be the major drivers of the market.

1.    Non Dairy Cheese Market: Research Methodology 
2.    Non Dairy Cheese Market: Executive Summary
3.    Non Dairy Cheese Market: Competitive Landscape
4.    Potential Areas for Investment

4.1. Stellar Competition Matrix
4.2. Competitive Landscape
4.3. Key Players Benchmarking
4.4. Market Structure
4.4.1.    Market Leaders 
4.4.2.    Market Followers
4.4.3.    Emerging Players

4.5. Consolidation of the Market
5.    Non Dairy Cheese Market: Dynamics
5.1. Market Drivers
5.2. Market Trends 
5.3. Market Restraints
5.4. Market Opportunities
5.5. Market Challenges
5.6. PORTER’s Five Forces Analysis
5.7. PESTLE Analysis
5.8. Strategies for New Entrants to Penetrate the Market
5.9. Analysis of Government Schemes and Initiatives for the Non Dairy Cheese Industry
5.10. Regulatory Landscape by Region
5.10.1.    North America
5.10.2.    Europe
5.10.3.    Asia Pacific
5.10.4.    Middle East and Africa
5.10.5.    South America

5.11. Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast by Segments (by Value USD)
5.11.1.    Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Source (2023-2030)
5.11.1.1.    Soy 
5.11.1.2.    Almond
5.11.1.3.    Coconut 
5.11.1.4.    Others
5.11.2.    Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Product Type (2023-2030)
5.11.2.1.    Mozzarella
5.11.2.2.    Parmesan
5.11.2.3.    Cheddar
5.11.2.4.    Others
5.11.3.    Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Distribution Channel (2023-2030)
5.11.3.1.    Pharmacies 
5.11.3.2.    Healthcare Facilities 
5.11.3.3.    Research and Diagnostic Laboratories
5.11.3.4.    Others
5.12. Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Region (2023-2030)
5.12.1.    North America
5.12.2.    Europe
5.12.3.    Asia Pacific
5.12.4.    Middle East and Africa
5.12.5.    South America

6.    North America Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast (by Value USD)
6.1. North America Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Source (2023-2030)
6.1.1.    Soy 
6.1.2.    Almond
6.1.3.    Coconut 
6.1.4.    Others

6.2. North America Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Product Type (2023-2030)
6.2.1.    Mozzarella
6.2.2.    Parmesan
6.2.3.    Cheddar
6.2.4.    Others

6.3. North America Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Distribution Channel (2023-2030)
6.3.1.    Specialty Stores
6.3.2.    Supermarkets
6.3.3.    Convenience Store
6.3.4.    Online retail stores 

6.4. North America Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Country (2023-2030)
6.4.1.    United States
6.4.2.    Canada
6.4.3.    Mexico

7.    Europe Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast (by Value USD)
7.1. Europe Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Source (2023-2030)
7.1.1.    Soy 
7.1.2.    Almond
7.1.3.    Coconut
 
7.1.4.    Others
7.2. Europe Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Product Type (2023-2030)
7.2.1.    Mozzarella
7.2.2.    Parmesan
7.2.3.    Cheddar
7.2.4.    Others

7.3. Europe Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Distribution Channel (2023-2030)
7.3.1.    Specialty Stores
7.3.2.    Supermarkets
7.3.3.    Convenience Store
7.3.4.    Online retail stores 

7.4. Europe Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Country (2023-2030)
7.4.1.    UK
7.4.2.    France
7.4.3.    Germany
7.4.4.    Italy
7.4.5.    Spain
7.4.6.    Sweden
7.4.7.    Russia
7.4.8.    Rest of Europe

8.    Asia Pacific Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast (by Value USD)
8.1. Asia Pacific Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Source (2023-2030)
8.1.1.    Soy 
8.1.2.    Almond
8.1.3.    Coconut 
8.1.4.    Others

8.2. Asia Pacific Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Product Type (2023-2030)
8.2.1.    Mozzarella
8.2.2.    Parmesan
8.2.3.    Cheddar
8.2.4.    Others

8.3. Asia Pacific Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Distribution Channel (2023-2030)
8.3.1.    Specialty Stores
8.3.2.    Supermarkets
8.3.3.    Convenience Store
8.3.4.    Online retail stores 

8.4. Asia Pacific Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Country (2023-2030)
8.4.1.    China
8.4.2.    S Korea
8.4.3.    Japan
8.4.4.    India
8.4.5.    Australia
8.4.6.    ASEAN
8.4.7.    Rest of Asia Pacific

9.    Middle East and Africa Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast (by Value USD)
9.1. Middle East and Africa Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Source (2023-2030)
9.1.1.    Soy 
9.1.2.    Almond
9.1.3.    Coconut 
9.1.4.    Others

9.2. Middle East and Africa Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Product Type (2023-2030)
9.2.1.    Mozzarella
9.2.2.    Parmesan
9.2.3.    Cheddar
9.2.4.    Others

9.3. Middle East and Africa Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Distribution Channel (2023-2030)
9.3.1.    Specialty Stores
9.3.2.    Supermarkets
9.3.3.    Convenience Store
9.3.4.    Online retail stores 

9.4. Middle East and Africa Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Country (2023-2030)
9.4.1.    South Africa
9.4.2.    GCC
9.4.3.    Egypt
9.4.4.    Rest of ME&A

10.    South America Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast (by Value USD)
10.1. South America Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Source (2023-2030)
10.1.1.    Soy 
10.1.2.    Almond
10.1.3.    Coconut 
10.1.4.    Others

10.2. South America Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Product Type (2023-2030)
10.2.1.    Mozzarella
10.2.2.    Parmesan
10.2.3.    Cheddar
10.2.4.    Others

10.3. South America Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Distribution Channel (2023-2030)
10.3.1.    Specialty Stores
10.3.2.    Supermarkets
10.3.3.    Convenience Store
10.3.4.    Online retail stores 

10.4. South America Non Dairy Cheese Market Size and Forecast, by Country (2023-2030)
10.4.1.    Brazil
10.4.2.    Argentina
10.4.3.    Rest of South America

11.    Company Profile: Key players
11.1. Upfield Holdings B.V. (Violife)
11.1.1.    Company Overview
11.1.2.    Financial Overview
11.1.3.    Business Portfolio
11.1.4.    SWOT Analysis
11.1.5.    Business Strategy 
11.1.6.    Recent Developments

11.2. Unibel SA (Nurishh)
11.3. Tofutti Brands Inc.
11.4. Wayfare Foods
11.5. Treeline Cheese
11.6. Miyoko’s Creamery
11.7. Kite Hill
11.8. Vtopian Artisan Cheeses
11.9. Nush Foods
11.10. Nush (Almond Milk Cheese)
11.11. Tyne Chease
11.12. Dr. Cow Tree Nut Cheese
11.13. New Roots
11.14. Good Planet Foods
11.15. The Vegan Dairy
11.16. VBites (Cheezly)
11.17. Blackbird Foods
11.18. Those Vegan Cowboys
11.19. Bel Group
11.20. Danone SA
11.21. Simply V
11.22. Tofutti Brands Inc.
11.23. Upfield Holdings BV
11.24. VBites Foods Ltd 
12.    Key Findings
13.    Industry Recommendation

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