Western Europe and North America are the main consumers of dairy products with an increasing market for processed cheese in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and China. According to the Transparency Market Research, the global cheese market is growing at CAGR of 4.4 %, an increase of $79.5 billion in 2012 and predicted to be up to $105.1 billion by 2019. New cultural experiences, the interest in new flavours and tastes of the experimental consumer have an immense impact on the cheese market. Fresh cheese, hard cheese or soft cheese from cow, goat or sheep milk; unripened to aged cheese; mild to strong flavoured cheese, a wide variety of cheese styles exist around the world.
Lately, there has been a growing trend on artisan cheese - a handmade and traditionally produced cheese by small producers in small batches with unique flavours and textures. Artisan cheese has come to Scotland and it is now known to be a world class cheese producer.