cheese Trends

Highlights

Top 4 restaurant dishesSee More Most popular cheese dishes in restaurants
Top rising variationsSee More The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with cheese
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve cheese

62.19%

95,064 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online cheese recipes

3.66%

52,406 of 1,431,592 Recipes

Overview

cheese Growth Over Time How cheese has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Nov '17Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '1800.511.522.533.544.5
Year Over Year CHEESE growth or decline vs one year ago
10.05%
Yearly Eating Frequency Average yearly consumption of cheese per consumer
4.08
Share of Plate The percentage of the average American diet that cheese represents
Eat in vs Eat out The popularity of cheese at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average
  • Eat In
  • Market Avg.
  • Eat Out
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve cheese

62.19%

95,064 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online cheese recipes

3.66%

52,406 of 1,431,592 Recipes

Innovation Analysis

The most popular ingredients, flavors, and variations for cheese, as well as the food and beverage combinations trending and fading over the past year

meat Trends Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top meat Ingredients
#1bacon
28.87%
#2chicken
20.86%
#3beef
12.59%
#4steak
9.48%
#5ham
5.8%
#6pork
5.16%
#7pepperoni
4%
#8turkey
3.37%
#9prosciutto
2.53%
#10salami
2.21%
#11brisket
1.95%
#12chorizo
1.84%
#13chicken breasts
0.37%
#14corned beef
0.32%
#15italian sausage
0.21%
#16ribeye steak
0.16%
#17kielbasa
0.16%
#18chicken sausage
0.11%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1italian sausage
#2chicken sausage
#3chicken breasts
66.63%
#4ribeye steak
66.31%
#5brisket
39.85%
#6pepperoni
26.51%
#7steak
19.28%
#8chicken
2.41%
#9pork
1.52%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1corned beef
56.72%
#2chorizo
38.55%
#3kielbasa
31.01%
#4ham
25.85%
#5prosciutto
17.33%
#6bacon
14.72%
#7turkey
3.52%
#8beef
0.99%
#9salami
0.36%
perishables and prepared Trends Highlights the most popular perishables and prepared ingredients with cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1salad
29.5%
#2hamburger
16.81%
#3eggs
12.78%
#4french fries
8.58%
#5ice cream
7.63%
#6guacamole
5.66%
#7tacos
4.89%
#8lasagna
3.43%
#9ravioli
2.74%
#10risotto
2.74%
#11chicken wings
2.32%
#12tofu
1.2%
#13waffle fries
0.51%
#14yolks
0.51%
#15falafel
0.43%
#16tostadas
0.26%
Fastest Rising perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1chicken wings
#2waffle fries
73.60%
#3tostadas
67.85%
#4tacos
15.74%
#5ravioli
10.61%
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1risotto
43.48%
#2ice cream
34.89%
#3tofu
30.01%
#4yolks
28.07%
#5falafel
22.39%
#6salad
18.52%
#7hamburger
9.78%
#8eggs
3.68%
#9guacamole
3.39%
#10french fries
2.39%
#11lasagna
0.06%
dairy Trends Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top dairy Ingredients
#1mozzarella
20.02%
#2queso
17.58%
#3cheddar
12.57%
#4parmesan
11.35%
#5burrata
7.34%
#6butter
6.45%
#7feta
5.23%
#8milk
5.12%
#9brie
5.12%
#10cream
5.01%
#11gorgonzola
1.78%
#12fontina
0.56%
#13white cheddar
0.44%
#14cream butter
0.44%
#15havarti
0.44%
#16monterey jack
0.33%
#17velveeta
0.22%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1white cheddar
#2cream butter
#3velveeta
#4milk
21.41%
#5burrata
20.85%
#6cheddar
5.94%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1queso
30.92%
#2gorgonzola
30.9%
#3havarti
30.42%
#4fontina
28.36%
#5monterey jack
27.93%
#6cream
24.43%
#7feta
21.36%
#8brie
20.61%
#9butter
12.52%
#10parmesan
8.84%
#11mozzarella
2.25%
bakery and desserts Trends Highlights the most popular bakery and desserts ingredients with cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1bread
31.93%
#2cake
21.25%
#3toast
11.16%
#4pastry
6.36%
#5pie
4.92%
#6bagels
4.08%
#7crust
3.6%
#8crackers
3.24%
#9garlic bread
3.12%
#10sour dough
2.76%
#11donuts
2.4%
#12cookies
1.56%
#13candy
1.32%
#14flour
0.6%
#15pizza dough
0.48%
#16cracker
0.36%
#17white chocolate
0.36%
#18texas toast
0.24%
#19everything bagels
0.24%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1candy
#2pizza dough
#3texas toast
#4cracker
#5everything bagels
#6sour dough
31.04%
#7bagels
17.14%
#8crust
11.10%
#9pastry
2.43%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1flour
58.91%
#2cookies
45.04%
#3donuts
44.14%
#4cake
34.52%
#5white chocolate
30.42%
#6bread
24.77%
#7crackers
12.38%
#8pie
11.4%
#9garlic bread
5.14%
#10toast
2.83%
grains Trends Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top grains Ingredients
#1pasta
71.43%
#2rice
10.53%
#3spaghetti
8.66%
#4macaroni
5.63%
#5gnocchi
3.75%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1spaghetti
3.98%
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#1macaroni
17.02%
#2rice
15.49%
#3gnocchi
6.39%
#4pasta
3.31%
vegetables Trends Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top vegetables Ingredients
#1spinach
16.62%
#2potatoes
11.38%
#3basil
10.77%
#4onion
10.77%
#5lettuce
9.69%
#6corn
8.15%
#7broccoli
7.08%
#8greens
7.08%
#9mushrooms
5.85%
#10savory
5.23%
#11beetroot
1.54%
#12sweet potato fries
1.23%
#13sprouts
1.08%
#14lentils
0.77%
#15aubergine
0.77%
#16green chilies
0.62%
#17rucola
0.62%
#18romaine
0.46%
#19lettuce wraps
0.15%
#20yams
0.15%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1lettuce wraps
#2green chilies
#3romaine
#4sprouts
#5yams
#6broccoli
14.12%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1rucola
53.03%
#2beetroot
48.26%
#3aubergine
46.1%
#4lentils
40.87%
#5sweet potato fries
36.16%
#6potatoes
27.35%
#7onion
24.34%
#8greens
24.3%
#9basil
22.88%
#10lettuce
20.26%
#11spinach
16.76%
#12corn
16.03%
#13savory
15.67%
#14mushrooms
12.47%
condiments Trends Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top condiments Ingredients
#1homestyle sauce
24.45%
#2salsa
12.52%
#3pesto
11.93%
#4nutella
8.55%
#5honey
8.35%
#6olive oil
8.15%
#7gravy
5.37%
#8hot sauce
4.97%
#9jam
4.57%
#10ketchup
4.37%
#11oil
1.79%
#12mayonnaise
1.19%
#13jelly
0.8%
#14garlic sauce
0.6%
#15cream sauce
0.6%
#16pizza sauce
0.6%
#17dill pickles
0.4%
#18cbd
0.4%
#19ranch dressing
0.4%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1dill pickles
#2garlic sauce
#3cbd
#4ranch dressing
#5cream sauce
#6hot sauce
20.62%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1oil
53.43%
#2mayonnaise
48.75%
#3jelly
39.17%
#4pizza sauce
38.37%
#5nutella
34.82%
#6jam
29.56%
#7olive oil
28.12%
#8ketchup
27.08%
#9honey
19.05%
#10gravy
16.98%
#11homestyle sauce
16.93%
#12salsa
12.35%
#13pesto
6.87%
alcohol Trends Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top alcohol Ingredients
#1wine
79.89%
#2red wine
10.34%
#3white wine
5.59%
#4tequila
1.96%
#5cabernet sauvignon
0.84%
#6pinot noir
0.84%
#7chianti
0.56%
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1chianti
#2cabernet sauvignon
73.48%
#3tequila
64.63%
#4pinot noir
60.07%
Fastest Falling alcohol Ingredients
#1white wine
35.53%
#2red wine
22.89%
#3wine
18.42%
spices and herbs Trends Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top spices and herbs Ingredients
#1chocolate
47.89%
#2garlic
26.2%
#3pepper
12.39%
#4cilantro
7.04%
#5chipotle
5.63%
#6saltand pepper
0.85%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1saltand pepper
76.38%
#2cilantro
14.64%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1chocolate
42.7%
#2garlic
19.2%
#3pepper
15.71%
#4chipotle
9.55%
beverages Trends Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
67.48%
#2tea
19.9%
#3juice
10.19%
#4cider
2.43%
Fastest Rising beverages Ingredients
#1cider
62.73%
Fastest Falling beverages Ingredients
#1juice
68.79%
#2tea
24.18%
#3coffee
13.67%
seafood Trends Highlights the most popular seafood ingredients with cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top seafood Ingredients
#1salmon
39.7%
#2fish
32.16%
#3tuna
12.56%
#4crabs
10.55%
#5crawfish
3.02%
#6crab meat
1.01%
#7tilapia
1.01%
Fastest Rising seafood Ingredients
#1crab meat
#2crawfish
#3tilapia
#4crabs
7.54%
Fastest Falling seafood Ingredients
#1fish
32.89%
#2tuna
23.28%
#3salmon
14.77%
fruits Trends Highlights the most popular fruits ingredients with cheese, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top fruits Ingredients
#1lemon
#2jackfruit
9.68%
Fastest Rising fruits Ingredients
#1jackfruit
Fastest Falling fruits Ingredients
#1lemon
15.04%

Diets & Traits

Why people choose this dish, and how it performed in various popular diets over the past year

Top Motivators The leading reasons consumers choose cheese compared to all other dishes
fitness
16.23%
weight loss
4.55%
clean eating
2.31%
Diets Over Time The dietary references with cheese over time
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  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Clean Eating
  • Keto

Restaurant Analysis

A look at the most popular cheese dishes served in restaurants, their price points, and popularity

Restaurant Penetration Percentage of restaurants that serve cheese

62.19%

Cuisine Penetration The most popular restaurant cuisine to feature cheese

american restaurant

16%
cheese Pricing Analysis Average price of cheese across the variously priced restaurants, from cheapest to most expensive
$8.37$7.08$9.19$10.51$7.15AVG$$$$$$$$$$
Most Popular cheese Dishes The most notable variations of cheese served across the country
DISH NAMERESTAURANTCITYSTATE
#1 Beer Belly Grilled Cheese Sandwich Beer Belly: Long BeachLong BeachCalifornia
#2 Cheese Burger Shake ShackNew YorkNew York
#3 Kids Grilled Cheese Grilled Cheese GrillPortlandOregon
#4 Plain Cream Cheese Black Seed BagelsNew YorkNew York
#5 Tobiko Cream Cheese Sandwich Black Seed BagelsNew YorkNew York
#6 Chicken Philly Cheese Steak 520 wingsSavannahGeorgia
#7 Bacon Cheese Burger Bacon BaconSan FranciscoCalifornia
#8 Bbq Bacon Cheese Fries Shake ShackLos AngelesCalifornia
#9 Bacon Cheese Fries Shake ShackNew YorkNew York
#10 Blue Cheese Burger Gott's Roadside - Oxbow MarketNapaCalifornia
Menu Items How many total instances of cheese found in restaurants across the country
447,435
Dish Count Per Menu The average number of cheese variations on a restaurant's menu
4.71

Home Cooking

Highlighting the leading online cheese recipes and their penetration

Recipe Count How many online recipes exist for cheese
52,406
Used As Ingredient How many online recipes use cheese as an ingredient
45,939
Top Online Recipes The most notable variations of cheese recipes found online, and how they have performed over the past year
#1

Fried Goat Cheese with Tarragon + Honey from vodkaandbiscuits.com

#2

Easy Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili from yummyhealthyeasy.com

#3

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese from The Salty Marshmallow

#4

Baked Cream Cheese Wontons from Joyous Apron

#5

Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup from InstruPix

#6

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese from OMG Chocolate Desserts

#7

Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Casserole from The Magical Slow Cooker

#8

Peach Bruschetta with goat cheese, basil and infused honey from Feasting At Home

#9

Fluffy Lemon Rosemary Layer Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting from Baker Bettie

#10

Lemon-Cream Cheese Crescent Danish from Pillsbury.com