Europe Cheese Ingredients Market by Cheese Type (Natural and Processed), by Ingredient (Cultures, Milk, Enzymes and Additives), and By Country (UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, Czech Republic and Rest of Europe) – Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Forecast (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: June, 2024
ID: 2436
Pages: 134

Europe Cheese Ingredients Market Growth and Forecast (2023 - 2028):

The Europe Cheese Ingredients Market was worth US$ xx million in 2022, and it is determined to reach a valuation of US$ xx million by the end of 2028 with an annual expansion rate of xx% between 2023 and 2028.

Market Overview:

Cheese is often termed as a complex dairy product based on the manufacturing process involved. The cheese making process includes biochemical, chemical and microbiological procedures. The general process includes other processes such as milk coagulation, milk acidification packaging and storage. In total, there are almost 400 types of cheese that are made from a variety of milk sources. Cheese ingredients are an essential component of the cheese-making process. The amount and type of ingredients needed will depend entirely on the amount and type of cheese that is produced.

Recent Developments in Europe Cheese Ingredients Industry:

  • In November 2019, Koninklijke DSM N.V. announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire CSK Food Enrichment, a dairy solutions provider and one of the major players in the cheese ingredients market.
  • April 2019, Chr. Hansen has launched CHY-MAX® Supreme, an innovative coagulant with superior characteristics for modern cheesemakers, helping to generate higher business returns by providing higher yields and faster, more accurate production.

Europe Cheese Ingredients Market Growth:

Lifestyle changes and a greater adoption of prepared foods are some of the factors driving the European market for cheese ingredients.


Europe cheese ingredients market is expected to show significant growth in the near future. Various nations implemented these cheese ingredients to fulfil the continuously changing food patterns in the end-users. The ever-changing eating patterns of people around the world are playing an important role in the growth of the Europe Cheese Ingredients market. This is because the cheese gives the food an extra flavor. This is what causes fast-food manufacturers to cook fast-food products with cheese to increase sales. Globally, the increasing adaptation of fast-food items like hamburgers and pizzas is consuming significant amounts of cheese. Market growth depends on the developments of the cheese industry, the main factor being the demand for cheese. Additionally, cheese is a key ingredient in many cuisines around the world, so the expected growth factor is exponential. Additionally, the healthy benefits and cheese consumption that cheese ingredients provide are driving people to consume cheese. Therefore, cheese makers are committed to the rapid development of cheese products to increase sales and become a popular brand in the cheese industry. Therefore, the cheese ingredients market is expected to grow with the increased consumption of cheese around the region. In addition, government initiatives to raise awareness, change eating habits, unmet needs, lack of cooking time, and improve economic and social stability are other factors driving the growth of the Europe cheese ingredient market. In addition, the increase in disposable income among the people and rapid urbanization have also driven the market growth.

Several factors have driven the growth prospects of the Europe cheese ingredients market, which include the increasing availability of various types of cheese in major retail stores, especially in economies emerging. The growth of the cheese ingredients market in this locale is mainly due to the increasing development of the fast-food industry. The cheese market as a whole has grown as the availability of different types of cheese has increased in major retail stores in several emerging economies, leading to increased demand for cheese ingredients. The healthy growth of the fast-food industry is one of the main factors responsible for the positive outlook for the European cheese ingredients market going forward. Cheese is one of the key raw materials of the fast-food industry, so the healthy growth of the fast-food industry is expected to have a major impact on the local market. Additionally, per capita food spending is also increasing, which is also supposed to have a positive impact on the growth of the European cheese ingredients market. With a growing preference for Western eating habits, the market for cheese ingredients in emerging economies is constantly expanding. The increasing consumption of conventional foods in existing regional markets is driving the call for cheese ingredients.


On the contrary, various restrictions on the use of cheese ingredients, such as the ban on the use of condensed milk in cheese making, may hamper the local market for cheese ingredients to some extent. Cheese ingredient manufacturers can face certain challenges, such as consumer standards for the use of these ingredients in their manufacturing process. Additionally, the increased preference for vegan food is expected to have a negative impact on the overall growth of the Europe Cheese Ingredients market. The consumption of raw cheese represents a great challenge for the growth of the Europe cheese ingredients market due to the association of various microbial contaminations that cause health problems.

Europe Cheese Ingredients Market Segmentation Analysis:

By type of cheese, the Europe Cheese Ingredients markets comprises of natural cheeses and process cheeses such as Parmesan, Cheddar, Gouda, Mozzarella, Blue, Swiss, Feta, Romano, Ricotta, Cottage cheese, Standard melt, limited melt, and fast melt. The natural cheese sector dominated this market in 2019, as it gained popularity in the European region as a result of increased health awareness among consumers. Furthermore, the growing popularity of Italian cuisine, such as pizza, among natural cheese varieties is expected to increase the demand for mozzarella cheese in Europe. This, in turn, is expected to increase demand for natural cheese ingredients.

The Europe Cheese Ingredients market is segmented by ingredients as culture, milk, enzymes and additives. Enzymes lead the ingredient segment in this area. Enzyme modified cheese (EMC) can be produced in days instead of traditional aged cheese, which can take longer. EMC's dynamic and powerful range of functions will be a major market driver. Manufacturers can use EMC to produce cheese at a much faster rate. This may offset the growing demand for cheese in the market.

Regional Analysis:

Geographically the Europe Cheese Ingredients Market is segmented into UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, Czech Republic and Rest of Europe. Europe is likely to lead the cheese ingredient market in terms of growth rate from 2020 to 2025. Demand for cheese in Europe is expected to increase due to the impact of Western eating habits, rising disposable income levels and changes in the lifestyle of the countries like Italy and Spain. Factors such as the rapid growth of the fast-food industry are supposed to augment the demand for cheese and consequently the call for cheese ingredients. Also, as the region's fast-food industry demands more processed cheese due to its long shelf life and widespread use, cheese makers in the region are increasingly producing processed cheese.

Key Players in the Market:

Major Key Players in the Europe Cheese Ingredients Market are

  • Saputo Inc
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Arla Foods
  • Chr. Hansen Holdings A / S
  • Altura
  • Koninklijke DSM NV
  • CSK Food Enrichment
  • Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited
  • EI du Pont De Nemours and Company

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