Middle East & Africa Cheese Market Outlook, 2027

Middle East & Africa Cheese Market Size, Share, Trend & Market Analysis By Type, By Distribution Channel, By End User, Competition Forecast & Opportunities.

Featured Companies

  • 1. Parag Milk Foods Limited
  • 2. The Kraft Heinz Company
  • 3. Mondelez International
  • 4. Arla Food
  • 5. Glanbia plc
  • 6. FrieslandCampina Professional
  • More...

It is no secret that the Middle East is home to some of the most well-known types of cheese in the world, including labneh and halloumi. The lengthy history of this food staple and its unexpected discovery in modern-day Jordan over 10,000 years ago, however, may be even more astounding. Jordan still practices the art of creating cheese today. There is a resurgent appreciation for the ancient methods of making cheeses by hand, using fresh, local milk, frequently from free-range sheep and goats, even if many of the traditional cheeses, like labneh and halloumi, are now produced commercially. The Middle Eastern environment and way of life have been taken into account when adapting the traditional dairy production and preservation techniques.

According to the research report, "Middle East & Africa Cheese Market Outlook, 2027," published by Bonafide Research, the market is anticipated add USD 2.14 Billion from 2021 to 2027. The market for cheese-based snacks in the Middle East and Africa will be driven by the rising desire for western food and the embrace of western culture. One of the key drivers of market expansion for cheese-based snacks is expected to be urban consumers' evolving lifestyles. The market's expansion could be hampered by rising instances of lactose intolerance and a growing number of consumers who are health-conscious. Intense potential for the market's expansion may result from changing eating and lifestyle habits along with increased demand for comfort food. The availability of substitutes on the market and supply chain disruption, however, could pose a threat to the industry's expansion.

Due to rising demand for cheese-based snacks from the food services industry, South Africa is predicted to dominate the Middle East and African cheese market. Due to the region's easy accessibility and affordable prices for cheese-based snacks, the United Arab Emirates is predicted to dominate the industry. The increased use of various types of cheese-based snacks in restaurants and hotels is expected to result in higher market demand in Saudi Arabia. Spreadable processed cheese is viewed as a cost-effective protein source by consumers in markets farther down the pyramid, like the Middle East and Africa. Pricing, though, is crucial. Vegetable fat is frequently used in place of dairy milk fat by producers to save costs, increase availability in terms of overall quality when stored in harsher ambient temperatures, and maintain acceptable overall quality. Due to its positioning as reduced in salt and a good fit with convenience, processed cheese is a particularly dynamic market. For greater variety, businesses are anticipated to invest in specialised goods like spreadable processed cheese, Edam, and Emmental.

Recently, a transaction was revealed between Mondelez International and European dairy juggernaut Arla Foods over a number of the snacking giant's cheese assets in the Middle East and Africa. On the other side, an agreement (MoU) was reached with the Dutch dairy producer FrieslandCampina to investigate and export cheese to African nations. Domty, an Egyptian manufacturer and marketer of a variety of branded white and processed cheeses and juice products, was founded in 1988. By market share, Domty is the top manufacturer of cheese in the country and a household name. Tens of thousands of retail and commercial consumers, as well as more than 46 export destinations, are served by the company's sales. In addition to the partnership, Domty is aiming to double the amount of mozzarella it can produce each month, from the current 55 tonnes to 60 tonnes.

The companies around the world also start a lot of developments, which propels the market for cheese-based snacks in the Middle East and Africa. Collaboration, product launches, corporate growth, accolades and recognition, joint ventures, and other market participant methods help the company expand its presence in the Middle East and Africa market for cheese-based snacks, which also helps the organization's profit growth.

For instance,
• In November 2020, Mars, Incorporated launched a variety of new confectionery and snacks products under the category Mars Wrigley. The snack product also includes Combos Cheddar Cheese Bacon. The new product launch has helped the company expand its cheese based snacks segment and gain more consumer base
• In July 2021, Rich Products Corporation acquired signature bread, expanding its clean label, preservative-free baked goods portfolio. This acquisition will help the company expand the product portfolio of cheese snacks as well, such as cheesecakes and others, which will increase the company's customer base.

Covid-19 Impacts:
The largest dairy producer in the Middle East, Almarai, decreased its SKUs from 500 to 200 in 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak as a result of a decline in demand from the foodservice sector for dairy goods including butter and cheese and a rise in consumer concentration on stocking only necessities. Additionally, the epidemic severely disrupted the activities of milk collecting, delivery, processing, and marketing in African nations. Small and unorganised milk processors and collectors encountered transportation limitations, and the lack of cold chain networks caused dairy goods to degrade, which contributed to a rise in the region's cheese production. The shift of Africans in milk production, processing, and marketing activities for income, change in consumer behaviour and growing awareness about vegan cheese are anticipated to boost the demands during the upcoming time frame.

Major Companies present in the market
Mondelez International Group, The Kraft Heinz Company, FrieslandCampina Professional, Arla Food Amba, Savencia Fromage & Dairy, Glanbia Almarai, Bel Group, Parag Milk Foods, Lactalis Group

Considered in this report
• Geography: Middle East & Africa
• Historic year: 2016
• Base year: 2021
• Estimated year: 2022
• Forecast year: 2027

Aspects covered in this report
• Middle East & Africa Cheese market with its value and forecast along with its segments
• Country-wise cheese market analysis
• Various drivers and challenges
• On-going trends and developments
• Top profiled companies
• Strategic recommendation

Countries covered in the report
• UAE
• Saudi Arabia
• South Africa

By Product
• Mozzarella
• Cheddar
• Feta
• Parmesan
• Roquefort
• Others

By Source
• Animals
• Plants

By Type
• Natural
• Processed

By Distribution Channel
• Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
• Convenience Stores
• Specialty Stores
• Online retail
• Others

The approach of the report:
This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analyzing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.

Intended audience
This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to Cheese industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.




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Companies Mentioned

  • Parag Milk Foods Limited
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Mondelez International
  • Arla Food
  • Glanbia plc
  • FrieslandCampina Professional
  • Savencia Fromage & Dairy
  • Almarai
  • Bel Group
  • Lactalis Group

Table of Contents

  • Table of Content
  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Market Dynamics
  • 2.1. Market Drivers
  • 2.2. Challenges
  • 2.3. Opportunity
  • 2.4. Restraints
  • 2.5. Market Trends
  • 2.6. Covid-19 Effect
  • 2.7. Supply chain Analysis
  • 2.8. Policy & Regulatory Framework
  • 2.9. Industry Experts Views
  • 3. Research Methodology
  • 3.1. Secondary Research
  • 3.2. Primary Data Collection
  • 3.3. Market Formation & Validation
  • 3.4. Report Writing, Quality Check & Delivery
  • 4. Market Structure
  • 4.1. Market Considerate
  • 4.2. Assumptions
  • 4.3. Limitations
  • 4.4. Abbreviations
  • 4.5. Sources
  • 4.6. Definitions
  • 5. Economic /Demographic Snapshot
  • 6. Competitive Landscape
  • 6.1. Competitive Dashboard
  • 6.2. Business Strategies Adopted by Key Players
  • 6.3. Key Players Market Share Insights and Analysis, 2021
  • 6.4. Key Players Market Positioning Matrix
  • 6.5. Consolidated SWOT Analysis of Key Players
  • 6.6. Porter's Five Forces
  • 7. Global Cheese Market Outlook
  • 7.1. Market Size By Value
  • 7.2. Market Size and Forecast, By Geography
  • 7.3. Market Size and Forecast, By Product
  • 7.4. Market Size and Forecast, By Source
  • 7.5. Market Size and Forecast, By Type
  • 7.6. Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel
  • 8. Middle East & Africa Cheese Market Outlook
  • 8.1. Market Size By Value
  • 8.2. Market Share By Country
  • 8.3. Market Size and Forecast By Product
  • 8.4. Market Size and Forecast By Source
  • 8.5. Market Size and Forecast By Type
  • 8.6. Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel
  • 8.7. UAE Cheese Market Outlook
  • 8.7.1. Market Size By Value
  • 8.7.2. Market Size and Forecast By Product
  • 8.7.3. Market Size and Forecast By Source
  • 8.7.4. Market Size and Forecast By Type
  • 8.7.5. Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel
  • 8.8. Saudi Arabia Cheese Market Outlook
  • 8.8.1. Market Size By Value
  • 8.8.2. Market Size and Forecast By Product
  • 8.8.3. Market Size and Forecast By Source
  • 8.8.4. Market Size and Forecast By Type
  • 8.8.5. Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel
  • 8.9. South Africa Cheese Market Outlook
  • 8.9.1. Market Size By Value
  • 8.9.2. Market Size and Forecast By Product
  • 8.9.3. Market Size and Forecast By Source
  • 8.9.4. Market Size and Forecast By Type
  • 8.9.5. Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel
  • 9. Company Profile
  • 9.1. Mondelez International Group
  • 9.1.1. Company Snapshot
  • 9.1.2. Company Overview
  • 9.1.3. Financial Highlights
  • 9.1.4. Geographic Insights
  • 9.1.5. Business Segment & Performance
  • 9.1.6. Product Portfolio
  • 9.1.7. Key Executives
  • 9.1.8. Strategic Moves & Developments
  • 9.2. The Kraft Heinz Company
  • 9.3. FrieslandCampina Professional
  • 9.4. Arla Food Amba
  • 9.5. Savencia Fromage & Dairy
  • 9.6. Glanbia
  • 9.7. Almarai
  • 9.8. Bel Group
  • 9.9. Parag Milk Foods
  • 9.10. Lactalis Group
  • 10. Strategic Recommendations
  • 11. Annexure
  • 11.1. FAQ`s
  • 11.2. Notes
  • 11.3. Related Reports
  • 12. Disclaimer

List of Table
Table 1: Global Cheese Market Snapshot, By Segmentation (2021 & 2027) (in USD Billion)
Table 2: Influencing Factors for Global Cheese Market, 2021
Table 3: Top 10 Counties Economic Snapshot 2020
Table 4: Economic Snapshot of Other Prominent Countries 2020
Table 5: Average Exchange Rates for Converting Foreign Currencies into U.S. Dollars
Table 6: Global Cheese Market Size and Forecast, By Geography 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Table 7: Global Cheese Market Size and Forecast, By Product 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Table 8: Global Cheese Market Size and Forecast, By Source 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Table 9: Global Cheese Market Size and Forecast, By Type 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Table 10: Global Cheese Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Table 11: Middle East & Africa Cheese Market Size and Forecast By Product 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Table 12: Middle East & Africa Cheese Market Size and Forecast By Source 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Table 13: Middle East & Africa Cheese Market Size and Forecast By Type 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Table 14: Middle East & Africa Cheese Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel 2016 to 2027F (In USD Billion)
Table 15: UAE Cheese Market Size and Forecast By Product (2016, 2021 & 2027F)
Table 16: UAE Cheese Market Size and Forecast By Source (2016, 2021 & 2027F)
Table 17: UAE Cheese Market Size and Forecast By Type (2016, 2021 & 2027F)
Table 18: UAE Cheese Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel (2016, 2021 & 2027F)
Table 19: Saudi Arabia Cheese Market Size and Forecast By Product (2016, 2021 & 2027F)
Table 20: Saudi Arabia Cheese Market Size and Forecast By Source (2016, 2021 & 2027F)
Table 21: Saudi Arabia Cheese Market Size and Forecast By Type (2016, 2021 & 2027F)
Table 22: Saudi Arabia Cheese Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel (2016, 2021 & 2027F)
Table 23: South Africa Cheese Market Size and Forecast By Product (2016, 2021 & 2027F)
Table 24: South Africa Cheese Market Size and Forecast By Source (2016, 2021 & 2027F)
Table 25: South Africa Cheese Market Size and Forecast By Type (2016, 2021 & 2027F)
Table 26: South Africa Cheese Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel (2016, 2021 & 2027F)

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Cheese Market Size (USD Billion) By Region, 2021 & 2027
Figure 2: Market attractiveness Index, By Region 2027
Figure 3: Market attractiveness Index, By Segment 2027
Figure 4: Competitive Dashboard of top 5 players, 2021
Figure 5: Market Share insights of key players, 2021
Figure 6: Porter's Five Forces of Global Cheese Market
Figure 7: Global Cheese Market Size By Value 2016, 2021 & 2027F (in USD Billion)
Figure 8: Global Cheese Market Share By Region (2021)
Figure 9: Middle East & Africa Cheese Market Size By Value 2016, 2021 & 2027F (in USD Billion)
Figure 10: Middle East & Africa Cheese Market Share By Country (2021)
Figure 11: UAE Cheese Market Size By Value 2016, 2021 & 2027F (in USD Billion)
Figure 12: Saudi Arabia Cheese Market Size By Value 2016, 2021 & 2027F (in USD Billion)
Figure 13: South Africa Cheese Market Size By Value 2016, 2021 & 2027F (in USD Billion)

Market Research FAQs

From labneh to halloumi, it is no secret that the Middle East is home to some of the world's most popular varieties of cheese.

Cheeses are popular in the Arab world, whether they are in the desserts or the entrée. For that reason, the Arab world has so many different types of cheese to go with all of the unique flavors. The following is a list of some classic cheeses from the Arab world.

It is an important part of the diet of farmers. Mish is often made at home from areesh cheese. Products similar to mish are made commercially from different types of Egyptian cheese such as domiati or rumi, with different ages. A hard, bacterially ripened variety of cheese.

Cheese is a critical part of the Turkish culinary tradition. People begin eating cheese early in the morning over breakfast, where typically anywhere between 1-3 types of cheeses are consumed.

Archaeologists discovered blocks of ancient cheese dating back around 2,600 years at the Saqqara necropolis in Egypt. The cheese, which researchers identified as halloumi, was found inside pottery during a new round of excavations, according to Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
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