A Variety of Plant-Based Cheese
It’s 2023, no doubt there’s a huge plant-based cheese market. For a while, it did struggle to find the right properties, like melting, but many have figured out the secret, made it their own, and mastered the plant-based cheese recipes. From us to you: a list. If you’re a new vegan or not, if you are or were a cheese-lover, this will help.
Dairy-free vegan cheese is a big thing since cheese is often a tough food to give up. Prepared mostly with cashews or almonds as the main ingredient, plant-based cheeses are a staple in some vegan and non-vegan homes, it’s that good.
Thanks to progressive, forward-thinking, plant-based businesses launching liquid mozzarella pizza cheese, liquid nacho cheese, and ooey-gooey slices for perfect grilled cheese and burgers, we can finally ditch dairy as a collective. That’s what that means, right?!
Take your time with this list, each place offers something unique and worth a try, we know you’ll enjoy it.
Check the vKind directory for a full list of vegan cheese suppliers:
You can tap the link above, but to make it easier on you, we’ve put together a list of some delectable faves to choose from so keep reading.
This vegan deli and wine shop was voted best new restaurant in Austin in 2020 by CultureMap, a local media outlet and has lived up to the standard every day since. Join their Rebel Cheese Club and get a box of four to six artisan small-batch vegan cheeses shipped right to your door every month. You can also receive expert advice on wine pairings! Online orders for takeout and delivery are open click here to see
Virgin Cheese was nominated by Veg News Magazine for a Best Vegan Cheese in America award. These artisanal plant-based cheeses have cashew milk as their base and come in eight flavors. The Feta, Bleu, and Smoked Gouda are a few customer faves. Check their website for delivery info!
The raw aged vegan cheeses at Fru Fru Terra, the house specialty, can only be described as indulgent, a must-try. Treat yourself to a plate of dairy-free delights and bite into a vegan Cheddar or one seasoned with sage or sriracha. If you’re in the area, pop in to try their childhood and fan favorite, a hearty mac ‘n cheese with a kombucha on tap.
LA’s very first and best-known vegan cheese shop is a hit with everyone: vegans, dairy lovers, dairy avoiders, and the veg-curious. Have a peek in the display case at Vromage and see that along with the standard vegan Brie, Feta, Cheddar, and Camembert, they do offer more exotic concoctions… Pâté de Noix Gras, Truffle Cream, Picorino with Ash, Goat with Herb. This quaint vegan cheese shop screams high-end – after all it is in Hollywood. Ask them to customize your order if you have an allergy to specific nuts!
Riverdel, the self-proclaimed Original Vegan Cheese Monger with customer-backed reviews, is the “ultimate cheese experience”. Take a look at the enchanting variety of plant-based cheeses they offer in-store and online. Like many cheese lovers on their newfound vegan cheese quest you might feel shocked or overwhelmed not knowing which flavor to begin with. Have no fear, the Cheese and Charcuterie Board is here to make life deliciously simple.
America’s first vegan butcher shop is all about gourmet cheese to adorn their precise and beautiful plant-based charcuterie boards. On the menu are dairy-free favorites like Mozzarella, Brie, Gouda, Swiss, Cheddar, Feta, Pepperjack, Dill, and Garlic Pepper Havarti. The Herbivorous Butcher is a sister-brother duo who together also passionately run a seasonal food truck and Herbivorous Acres, a farm sanctuary. If you’re in the Mpls area, it’s a must, and if you’re shipping nationwide, it’s still a must.
A plethora of deliciously dairy-free delights are offered by the Three Girls Vegan Creamery but a few stand out. For example, there’s the Grated Romano and Parmesan, Marinated Ciliegini Mozzarella Pearls, and creamy Cannoli Dip! If these haven’t piqued your vegan fancy, then how about some Strawberry Cream Cheese, Goat Cheese flavored with herbes de Provence, or Goat Cheese dressed with edible flowers that are too pretty to eat… but we will.
Sign up for this subscription service for a tantalizing assortment of aged non-dairy cheeses delivered to your doorstep every month. Made with a base of cashews or almonds, all the gourmet vegan cheeses created by Srimu are 100% plant-based, paleo, gluten-free, and prepared with mostly organic ingredients. Book online and arrange for shipping anywhere in the US.
Indulge in some delicious vegan cheeses made from simple, wholesome ingredients like fresh cashew nuts, ethically sourced from Brazil, and other natural ingredients. All of Treeline Treenut Cheese’s products have zero cholesterol and less than ½ of the saturated fat of dairy cheese. The vegan cheeses are purity you can see, taste, and feel.
Looking for some great-tasting vegan cheese that’s both dairy and gluten-free? Well, Mad Cheese has handcrafted cheeses made in small batches, using organic and sustainably sourced ingredients. The fresh cheeses have a nut or legume base and the aged cheeses are created by adding certified vegan cultures to a cashew base. Mad Charcuterie cheeses are made using all-natural flavors and ingredients and a pea protein that is gluten-free, and high in protein and iron.