Plant Based Cheese Market Size to Grow at a Steady Rate During Forecast Period 2017 – 2025


Major factors driving the growth of plant based cheese market include changing opinion of consumers regarding importance of pet health, increasing disposable income, and rising rate of urbanization across the globe. Consumers across the globe  are also moving away from animal protein to plant based protein sources due to clean label trend. Moreover, changing consumption pattern, globalization, increasing awareness about lactose intolerance, and growing number of vegan consumers are driving the growth of the overall plant based cheese market.

Strong economic growth, the explosion in the middle-class population, and rising urbanization are the significant factors responsible for the market growth of plant based cheese market across the developing region. Also, vegan diet is gaining traction in the European economies which are expected to boost the overall market growth of plant based cheese during the projected period. Plant based cheese is primarily the re-birth of fat-free protein, anti-oxidant rich green juices and vegetables beneficial for health. Currently, manufacturers of plant based cheese are targeting the market for desserts in order to make their products tastier and healthier by using dairy free nut based milk for lactose intolerant, vegan and health conscious consumers.

The major opportunities for plant based cheese market lie with snacks based products that are overtly plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free, such as beans, seaweed, chickpeas and others. Nearly 10-15% consumers in Europe consider themselves as vegetarians. Increasing incidence of lactose intolerance across the globe is responsible for the high demand of soy milk plant based cheese. Lactose intolerant population suffers from dairy product allergy, lactase deficiency, disaccharide deficiency, or milk intolerance and the partly undigested or digested lactose leads to pain, abdominal bloating, diarrhea, skin problems, sleep disturbances, tiredness, and other health problems. The foodservice industry plays a key intermediary role between producers and processors at one end and consumers at the other end. The market concentration and consolidation of foodservice industry create multitude of opportunities for the market growth of plant based cheese market across the globe.

The global plant based cheese market has been segmented on the basis of sources such as almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, coconut milk, and others. Soy milk is estimated to account significant share in overall plant based cheese market. It is expected to hold its dominance during the projected period. The plant based cheese market is segmented on the basis of source, product type, application, form, sales channel, and geography.

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The leading manufacturers of plant based cheese market are expanding their presence in developing economies by offering wide range of products across various industry verticals. Plant based cheese brings the wealth of opportunities in the coming years and companies such as DanoneWave and Coca-cola were the first to acquire this booming arena of health domain.

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