Highlights
Top 4 restaurant dishes Most popular cheese sauce dishes in restaurants See More
Top rising variations The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with cheese sauce See More
#1water
28.91%
#2noodles
23.46%
#3juice
16.79%
#4salt
16.27%
#5salmon
15.35%
#6roll
14.51%
#7walnuts
12.47%
#8garlic
10.16%
#9butter
9.57%
#10potatoes
8.80%
Percentage of all online cheese sauce recipes Online Recipes

0.19%

7,914 of 4,201,050 Recipes
Overview
cheese sauce Growth Over Time How cheese sauce has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Nov '18Dec '18Jan '19Feb '19Mar '19Apr '19May '19Jun '19Jul '19Aug '19Sep '19Oct '19Nov '19Dec '1900.250.50.7511.25
Year Over Year
Cheese Sauce growth or decline vs one year ago
3.06%
Yearly Eating Frequency
Average yearly consumption of cheese sauce per consumer
2.41
The percentage of the average American diet that cheese sauce represents Share of Plate
The popularity of cheese sauce at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average Eating In VS. Eating Out
  • Eat In
  • Market Avg.
  • Eat Out
Percentage of all online cheese sauce recipes Online Recipes

0.19%

7,914 of 4,201,050 Recipes
Innovation Analysis
The most popular ingredients, flavors, and variations for cheese sauce, as well as the food and beverage combinations trending and fading over the past year
dairy Trends Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with cheese sauce, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top dairy Ingredients
#1cheese
51.37%
#2mozzarella
8.74%
#3cream
7.86%
#4cheddar
7.69%
#5parmesan
7.33%
#6butter
5.06%
#7blue cheese
3.89%
#8feta
3.08%
#9ricotta
2.36%
#10cream cheese
2.2%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1dahi
#2parmigiana cheese
#3whey
#4monterey cheese
#5heavy cream
86.84%
#6butter
9.57%
#7ricotta
7.58%
#8feta
5.87%
#9cream cheese
2.64%
#10parmesan
0.77%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1farmer cheese
60.31%
#2cilantro cream
56.32%
#3jalapeno jack cheese
54.14%
#4quesadilla cheese
50.86%
#5danish blue
37.69%
food Trends Highlights the most popular food ingredients with cheese sauce, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top food Ingredients
#1meat
38.75%
#2salad
11.77%
#3seafood
9.85%
#4pizza
9.16%
#5burger
8.62%
#6eggs
7.01%
#7sandwich
6.14%
#8chips
3.03%
#9tacos
2.89%
#10grilled chicken
2.47%
Fastest Rising food Ingredients
#1antipasto salad
#2wonton soup
#3baba ganoush
#4coors light
#5tabbouleh
#6sandwich
8.08%
#7grilled chicken
7.86%
#8meat
1.93%
Fastest Falling food Ingredients
#1garlic hummus
71.34%
#2baby ribs
67.9%
#3fish chips
64.29%
#4mushroom swiss burger
61.78%
#5hawaiian pizza
50.32%
vegetables Trends Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with cheese sauce, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top vegetables Ingredients
#1tomatoes
19.81%
#2greens
18.96%
#3onion
17.29%
#4lettuce
7.81%
#5mushrooms
7.47%
#6potatoes
6.82%
#7olives
5.89%
#8pickles
5.5%
#9avocado
5.26%
#10beans
5%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1baby artichokes
#2yellow beans
#3chinese eggplants
#4belgian endives
#5baby beets
#6potatoes
8.80%
#7beans
3.30%
#8mushrooms
2.49%
#9onion
1.57%
#10pickles
0.95%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1iceburg lettuce
77.07%
#2bamboo shoots
73.54%
#3pickled ginger
71.88%
#4french green beans
67.24%
#5lotus
67.24%
meat Trends Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with cheese sauce, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top meat Ingredients
#1chicken
23.67%
#2bacon
16.06%
#3sausage
15.68%
#4beef
11.66%
#5steak
10.41%
#6pork
6.49%
#7breasts
4.92%
#8ham
4.04%
#9pepperoni
3.8%
#10buffalo sauce
1.9%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1stewing beef
#2chicken andouille sausage
#3stew meat
#4beef sirloin
71.98%
#5pork chops
56.34%
#6buffalo sauce
11.36%
#7steak
7.47%
#8sausage
6.59%
#9pepperoni
6.51%
#10breasts
4.89%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1goat meat
77.07%
#2chuck steak
46.87%
#3duck fat
37.46%
#4applewood bacon
36.08%
#5andouille sausage
31.49%
spices and herbs Trends Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with cheese sauce, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top spices and herbs Ingredients
#1pepper
31.42%
#2garlic
26.07%
#3salt
10.01%
#4cilantro
8.27%
#5chipotle
6.25%
#6chocolate
5.24%
#7parsley
3.19%
#8sesame
3.19%
#9oregano
2.89%
#10ginger
2.86%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1rose water
#2anise
#3allspice
#4galangal
#5methi
#6chocolate
20.94%
#7salt
16.27%
#8garlic
10.16%
#9parsley
5.98%
#10pepper
2.37%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1cacao
75.08%
#2garlic chives
71.34%
#3cacao nibs
61.78%
#4lemon verbena
61.78%
#5spice rub
61.78%
condiments Trends Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with cheese sauce, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top condiments Ingredients
#1oil
12.75%
#2tomato sauce
12.25%
#3bbq sauce
11.35%
#4chili
10.53%
#5honey
9.26%
#6vinaigrette
8.9%
#7vinegar
8.9%
#8stuffing
8.76%
#9olive oil
8.38%
#10mustard
8.18%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1japanese pickles
#2honey syrup
#3agave syrup
#4orange marmalade
#5caper berries
#6stuffing
14.49%
#7honey
8.23%
#8oil
5.85%
#9mustard
2.35%
#10vinaigrette
1.99%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1honey balsamic vinaigrette
86.51%
#2remoulade sauce
73.14%
#3ginger syrup
71.34%
#4peanut oil
71.34%
#5cajeta
65.6%
bakery and desserts Trends Highlights the most popular bakery and desserts ingredients with cheese sauce, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1bread
18.35%
#2toast
13.06%
#3sweetener
10.96%
#4buns
10.57%
#5roll
10.25%
#6tortillas
9.54%
#7crust
8.58%
#8caramel
8.13%
#9cake
5.4%
#10flour
4.68%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1mcflurry
#2bear claw
#3apple strudel
#4sheet cake
#5chocolate wafers
#6roll
14.51%
#7flour
10.69%
#8crust
7.79%
#9cake
7.75%
#10sweetener
4.32%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1hoagie buns
71.34%
#2peanut butter cup
69.43%
#3banana bread
69.43%
#4ice cream cake
61.78%
#5bread croutons
60.31%
grains Trends Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with cheese sauce, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top grains Ingredients
#1pasta
45.3%
#2rice
18.87%
#3noodles
6.55%
#4spaghetti
6.34%
#5penne
3.95%
#6shells
3.87%
#7grits
3.76%
#8quinoa
3.5%
#9macaroni
3.47%
#10gnocchi
2.97%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1flat rice noodles
#2vermicelli noodles
#3bulgur
#4lo mein noodles
#5oats
#6noodles
23.46%
#7macaroni
16.68%
#8gnocchi
14.65%
#9penne
13.49%
#10pasta
7.85%
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#1chow mein noodles
71.34%
#2cheerios
71.34%
#3puffed rice
61.78%
#4maize meal
47.08%
#5corn flakes
45.86%
seafood Trends Highlights the most popular seafood ingredients with cheese sauce, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top seafood Ingredients
#1prawns
23.38%
#2shrimp
23.38%
#3fish
22.9%
#4salmon
9.47%
#5tuna
5.04%
#6scallops
3.89%
#7oysters
3.23%
#8crab meat
3.01%
#9anchovy
2.35%
#10calamari
2.32%
Fastest Rising seafood Ingredients
#1salmon steaks
#2king salmon
#3alaskan cod
#4flounder
#5pollock
#6calamari
29.68%
#7salmon
15.35%
#8scallops
7.60%
#9fish
4.22%
#10anchovy
2.83%
Fastest Falling seafood Ingredients
#1striped bass
87.26%
#2popcorn shrimp
85.92%
#3sardines
73.94%
#4littleneck clams
58.31%
#5alaskan salmon
57.01%
fruits Trends Highlights the most popular fruits ingredients with cheese sauce, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top fruits Ingredients
#1lemon
20.23%
#2berries
15.06%
#3apple
10.85%
#4lime
10.31%
#5cherries
9.59%
#6strawberries
6.96%
#7pineapple
6.9%
#8orange
6.6%
#9bananas
5.83%
#10cranberries
5.77%
Fastest Rising fruits Ingredients
#1bergamot
#2sweet cherries
#3bitter orange
#4kiwi
#5persimmon
#6cranberries
47.92%
#7bananas
14.88%
#8cherries
14.34%
#9berries
8.52%
#10apple
6.96%
Fastest Falling fruits Ingredients
#1mission figs
61.78%
#2melon
61.17%
#3currants
55.41%
#4sour cherries
54.14%
#5goji berries
42.67%
alcohol Trends Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with cheese sauce, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top alcohol Ingredients
#1beer
27.81%
#2wine
20.84%
#3cocktail
17.55%
#4ale
6.93%
#5vodka
6.36%
#6bourbon
5.27%
#7white wine
4.48%
#8red wine
4.3%
#9margarita
3.29%
#10mimosa
2.2%
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1michelob
#2michelob ultra
#3melon liqueur
#4peach schnapps
#5imperial stout
#6coors light
#7margarita
27.26%
#8red wine
21.93%
#9mimosa
11.91%
#10white wine
8.79%
Fastest Falling alcohol Ingredients
#1sauternes
71.34%
#2pernod
68.15%
#3angostura bitters
67.24%
#4fruit beer
63.52%
#5bock
61.78%
beverages Trends Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with cheese sauce, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
22.56%
#2juice
21.37%
#3water
18.31%
#4fruit juice
12.81%
#5tea
6.17%
#6cider
4.84%
#7soda
3.52%
#8apple cider
3.12%
#9lemonade
2.59%
#10latte
2.19%
Fastest Rising beverages Ingredients
#1coconut water
#2bottled water
#3energy drinks
#4matcha green tea
#5sprite
#6soda
71.98%
#7apple cider
34.14%
#8water
28.91%
#9tea
24.46%
#10cider
18.56%
Fastest Falling beverages Ingredients
#1chocolate milk
75.43%
#2fruit punch
68.15%
#3carrot juice
61.78%
#4hot tea
61.78%
#5apple juice
57.01%
nuts and seeds Trends Highlights the most popular nuts and seeds ingredients with cheese sauce, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1almonds
19.94%
#2walnuts
14.61%
#3coconut
14%
#4cashews
13.77%
#5pecans
13.09%
#6pistachios
5.56%
#7pine nuts
5.56%
#8hazelnuts
3.42%
#9pumpkin seeds
3.04%
#10candied pecans
2.89%
Fastest Rising nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1coconut flakes
#2hemp seeds
89.17%
#3pumpkin seeds
46.36%
#4pistachios
37.00%
#5hazelnuts
18.57%
#6walnuts
12.47%
#7almonds
8.08%
#8coconut
6.74%
Fastest Falling nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1pistachio nuts
67.24%
#2chia
32.56%
#3marcona almonds
15.07%
#4candied pecans
10.57%
#5chestnuts
9.92%
Diets & Traits Why people choose this dish, and how it performed in various popular diets over the past year
Diets Over Time The dietary references with cheese sauce over time
Dec '18Jan '19Feb '19Mar '19Apr '19May '19Jun '19Jul '19Aug '19Sep '19Oct '19Nov '19Dec '19012345678910
  • vegetarian
  • vegan
  • gluten free
  • keto
Top Motivators The leading reasons consumers choose cheese sauce compared to all other dishes
fitness
5.00%
protein
2.78%
snack
2.63%
Restaurant Analysis A look at the most popular cheese sauce dishes served in restaurants, their price points, and popularity
cheese sauce Pricing Analysis Average price of cheese sauce across the variously priced restaurants, from cheapest to most expensive
$11.71$9.62$12.31$13.59$12.62AVG$$$$$$$$$$
Restaurant Penetration Percentage of restaurants that serve cheese sauce
54.02%
Cuisine Penetration The most popular restaurant cuisine to feature cheese sauce
italian restaurant
38%
Menu Items How many total instances of cheese sauce found in restaurants across the country
974,928
Dish Count Per Menu The average number of cheese sauce variations on a restaurant's menu
6.62
Most Popular cheese sauce Dishes The most notable variations of cheese sauce served across the country