The folks at Tofutti started out in the ice cream business and, in particular, making plant-based ice creams.
As you might expect that gave them some real insight into the process of making vegan substitutes for dairy products and cheese was a natural next step.
We really like their “Better Than Cream Cheese” which comes in four different flavors: Whipped, Original, Garlic and Herb, and Herb and Chives.
If you’ve been missing your Philadelphia hit then this is going to make you very happy, indeed. This cream cheese style vegan cheese is to die for!
Grab a bagel and then slather some on or you know, make sandwiches with it, or use it as the foundational ingredient for the most awesome vegan cheesecake that you’ve ever made.
If that’s not enough for you they also make cheese slices in mozzarella and American varieties and if you want something a little extra they also do a very credible ricotta. I’m not convinced these products will replace my beloved aged cheddar but I fully endorse these vegan cheese brands and the products
You can find Tofutti products in most upmarket health food stores and supermarkets.
Ellie Brown the founder of Kinda Co has been a life-long lover of real cheese but she was sure that her decision to go vegan would bring that love to an end.
In fact, she decided that she was going to make sure that she never had to miss out on the taste of cheese, and she started a vegan cheese company.
Her cheeses are not specifically modeled on dairy cheeses, but you can certainly get a taste of familiar flavors from some of them.
Many people say that her Farmhouse Cheese is just like a mature crumbly cheddar cheese, for example.
They must be doing something right because the UK’s Dragon’s Den (similar to the US-based show Shark Tank) invested £25,000 in this business and another £10,000 was made available to them for branding.
This is the kind of product that gives you ammunition when someone asks cynically, “Is vegan cheese actually good?”
Kinda Co products are hard to find in the US but if you’re passing through the UK they’re available from Planet Organic and you can buy them from their online store too.
Treeline Cheese | Making Artisanal Cheese Accessible To Vegans
The folks at Treeline pride themselves on taking the humble cashew nut and raising it to the level of the finest cheeses in the world.
They ferment the Brazilian nuts, flavor them and produce something incredible.
They are based out of Hudson Valley and they try to employ classic cheese making processes to try and recreate the taste of the best of European cheese.
Yet, they don’t add any gum, there’s no oils or fillers or preservatives, either.
Their certified vegan cheeses are also certified to be Kosher Parve and have no gluten, soy or GMO ingredients too. In short, no matter what your diet plan is – you’re probably OK with Treeline Cheeses.
They have seven different styles on their tasting board at the moment.
The Premium New York Style Cashew Cream Cheese is a big hit in our house, and it spreads perfectly while retaining that gentle tang that you want from a cream cheese.
We’ve been impressed by the French-style soft cheeses that they do too which include a Sea Salt and Pepper, a Herb-Garlic (very traditional, indeed), a Scallion and a Chipotle-Serrano option.
We think the Classic Cheese and Cracker Pepper artisanal range is very good too and we’d like to see a few more options coming soon.
When you buy products from Treeline, you’re also supporting a range of good causes.
You can find their cheese in more than 3,000 retail locations in the United States. There’s some near you. We promise.
Miyoko’s Creamery | An Indisputable Vegan Pedigree
Miyoko Schinner is one of the vegan world’s big stars. She’s the self-proclaimed “Queen of Vegan Cheese.”
Once she’d introduced the world to vegan cooking through her cookbook range, it seemed only natural for her to start a food business and what better thing to bring to the world than delicious artisan cheese?
Well, we can’t think of anything and neither could Miyoko.
Her range boasts an impressive 19 different dairy but not-dairy products and includes Mozz (a mozzarella substitute), cheddar spread, artisan cheeses (using a blend of cashew and coconut) and, of course, a solid cream cheese.
The artisan vegan cheese wheels are definitely the big stars of Miyoko’s show.
They look so good that you’ll be a bit hesitant to eat them because then you won’t be able to look at them anymore.
We’ve found that Miyoko cheeses can be used in nearly every recipe requiring a cheese and that they deliver superb results every time.
The Double Cream Chive Wheel is unique in that it won the non-dairy cheese Delicious Living Best Bites of 2019 and it also won the diary category because they felt it was the best thing that they’d tasted that year!
We’re big fans of the other cheese wheels too which include Black Ash, Winter Truffle, Sun-Dried Tomato and Fresh Loire Valley. They all work well just sliced and served on crackers.
As you’d expect from a brand from Miyoko – there are no GMO ingredients and everything is not just vegan but also organic.
They don’t use soy or gluten and you’ll be pleased to learn that it’s all cholesterol-free too.
Miyoko’s cheeses have one of the deepest levels of market penetration for vegan cheese in the United States and more than 12,000 retailers carry her products – including all the big name brand supermarkets.
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