Global Cheese Powder Market size was valued at USD 4510 Million in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 7,680 Million by 2033, at a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period 2024 – 2033.

Cheese Powder Market: Overview

Cheese powder, a dehydrated form of real cheese, gains popularity for its versatility and extended shelf life through the removal of moisture. The market is driven by factors such as the growing demand for convenience foods and the rising popularity of snack products.

The escalating pace of modern lifestyles contributes to the increasing demand for convenient and ready-to-use food products, propelling the global cheese powder market. Consumers, seeking quick and easy meal solutions with minimal preparation time, find cheese powder to be a versatile ingredient in various convenience foods like snacks, ready meals, and sauces.

Urbanization and changing dietary habits contribute to the steady growth of convenience food demand, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Cheese powder’s role in enhancing flavor and texture aligns with the preference for easily accessible and time-saving food options.

The global snack industry witnesses substantial growth due to changing consumer preferences and the increasing trend of snacking between meals. Cheese powder plays a crucial role in producing savoury snacks like popcorn, chips, and extruded snacks.

The surge in snack food demand, especially in emerging economies, is fueled by urbanization, higher disposable incomes, and evolving consumer lifestyles. The International Dairy Federation (IDF) reports a growing consumption trend of cheese-based snacks, attributing it to the perceived health benefits. Cheese powder’s convenience and flavor contribute to its integral role in the expansion of the snack industry, driving the global cheese powder market.

However, the market faces challenges related to health concerns and nutritional considerations. Cheese products, including those with cheese powder, are often associated with high levels of fat, sodium, and calories. Government health agencies emphasize the need to reduce saturated fats and sodium intake, impacting the demand for traditional cheese-based products.

The market must innovate to develop low-fat and healthier cheese powder alternatives in line with changing dietary preferences and regulatory guidelines.

Fluctuating prices of raw materials, primarily milk and cheese, also pose challenges to the global cheese powder market. Variations in milk costs driven by weather conditions, feed prices, and global supply-demand dynamics impact overall production costs. Economic and geopolitical factors further influence dairy commodity prices, leading to uncertainties for market players in maintaining consistent profit margins.

Despite these challenges, there are significant opportunities for growth in emerging markets. Countries like India, China, Brazil, and South Africa with rising middle-class populations are experiencing a shift in consumer preferences towards Western-style diets and convenience foods.

The FAO projects increased dairy consumption in these regions due to urbanization, changing lifestyles, and growing disposable incomes. Cheese powder, incorporated into various food applications, aligns with the tastes and preferences of consumers in emerging markets, presenting opportunities for strategic market entry and product innovation.

Product diversification and innovation also offer growth avenues for the global cheese powder market. Manufacturers can expand their portfolios by developing cheese powder variants that cater to specific dietary preferences, such as low fat, organic, or lactose-free options.

The increasing consumer demand for clean label and natural ingredients provides an opportunity for the incorporation of natural cheese powders without additives or preservatives. Exploring niche markets, such as plant-based alternatives, allows for diversification beyond traditional dairy-based cheese powders. Companies investing in research and development to create unique and specialized cheese powder products can tap into evolving consumer trends, securing a competitive edge in the dynamic global market.

In terms of segmentation, the global cheese powder market is divided by type of cheese, application, end user, and distribution channels. Cheddar Cheese Powder held the highest market share in 2022 due to its widespread popularity. Mozzarella Cheese Powder is the fastest-growing segment.

By Application, Snacks and Savory Products dominated the market. Flavored Beverages is the fastest-growing subsegment. Retail Consumers are the primary end users, while food service is the fastest-growing segment. Supermarkets and Hypermarkets lead in distribution channels, with Online Retail being the potentially fastest-growing segment.

Regionally, North America is the leading region, with a well-established food and beverage industry, high consumer purchasing power, and a culture of on-the-go eating. The fastest-growing region is Asia Pacific, driven by rapid economic development, urbanization, and changing lifestyles in countries like China and India.

Report Scope

Feature of the Report Details
Market Size in 2024 USD 4510 Million
Projected Market Size in 2033 USD 7,680 Million
Market Size in 2023 USD 4,270 Million
CAGR Growth Rate 6.1% CAGR
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024-2033
Key Segment By Type of Cheese, Application, End User, Distribution Channel and Region
Report Coverage Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Company Profile, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Recent Trends
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America
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CMI has comprehensively analyzed Cheese Powder market. The driving forces, restraints, challenges, opportunities, and key trends have been explained in depth to depict an in-depth scenario of the market. Segment wise market size and market share during the forecast period are duly addressed to portray the probable picture of this Cheese Powder industry.

The competitive landscape includes key innovators, after market service providers, market giants as well as niche players ate studied and analyzed extensively concerning their strengths, weaknesses as well as value addition prospects. In addition, the Report covers key players profiling, market shares, mergers and acquisitions, consequent market fragmentation, new trends and dynamics in partnerships, and emerging business models.

Global Cheese Powder Market 2024–2033 (By Million)

List of the prominent players in the Cheese Powder Market:

  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Almarai
  • Kerry Group PLC
  • Lactosan A/S
  • Kanegrade Limited
  • Land O’Lakes Inc.
  • Commercial Creamery Company Associated Milk Producers Inc.
  • Arla Foods
  • GCMMF or Amul
  • Dairi Concepts LP
  • Kerry Group
  • All American Foods
  • ADM (WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients)
  • Blue Grass Dairy
  • Aarkay Food Products Ltd
  • Others

These key players are adopting various organic and inorganic growth strategies such as M&A, joint ventures, collaborations, strategic alliances, expansion, and new product launches among others to increase their revenues and business operations.

The Cheese Powder Market is segmented as follows:

By Type of Cheese

  • Cheddar Cheese Powder
  • Parmesan Cheese Powder
  • Mozzarella Cheese Powder
  • Blue Cheese Powder
  • Swiss Cheese Powder
  • Others (Gouda, Asiago, Feta, etc.)

By Application

  • Snacks and Savory Products
  • Ready Meals
  • Bakery and Confectionery
  • Sauces, Dips, and Dressings
  • Flavored Beverages
  • Others (Soups, Salads, etc.)

By End User

  • Retail Consumers
  • Food and Beverage Manufacturers
  • HoReCa (Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes)

By Distribution Channel

  • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Online Retail
  • Specialty Stores
  • Foodservice
  • Others (Local Grocery Stores, etc.)

Regional Coverage:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Rest of North America


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America