The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Cheese (in The United States)

vegan cheese in the united states

Think you have to give up cheese on a vegan diet? 

Think again!

Dairy-free cheese is a thing. A big thing. Prepared mostly with nuts as the main ingredient (often cashews or almonds), plant-based cheeses are not only delicious but also surprisingly like the “real thing”.

Thanks to vegan cheese, you can have your cheese-topped pizza, gooey Mac ‘n’ Cheese, or grilled Cheddar cheese sandwich, and eat it!

The list of places where you can buy some of the best vegan cheese in The United States is long… 

Check the vKind directory for a full list of vegan cheese suppliers:

But we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite spots specialized in dairy-free vegan cheese delights right here.

Looking to order your favorite vegan cheese online?

You can order online from many of the vegan cheese suppliers on our directory for local and nationwide delivery.

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This vegan deli and wine shop was voted best new restaurant in Austin in 2020 by CultureMap, a local media outlet. 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. Need to pair your cheese with the perfect wine? Ask and you shall receive an expert suggestion. Online orders for take out and delivery are open! Visit the Rebel Cheese website to learn more.  

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 are flavored in eight different taste styles. The Feta, Bleu and Smoked Gouda are a few of the firm favorites with customers. Book online via their website and plan your plant-based cheese picnic.

Decadent is an accurate way to describe the raw aged vegan cheeses that are the house speciality at Vtopia. Choose a cheese plate to sample these dairy-free delights and bite into a vegan Cheddar or other yummy vegan cheeses seasoned with sage or sriracha. It’s hard to resist a hearty plate of Mac and Cheese, a dish that gets rave customer reviews. And a restaurant with kombucha on tap deserves a special call out!

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 you’ll see that along with the standard vegan Brie, Feta, Cheddar and Camembert are more exotic concoctions… Pâté de Noix Gras, Truffle Cream, Picorino with Ash, Goat with Herb. Sound fancy? This little vegan cheese shop screams high-end – it does have a Hollywood address after all. If you have an allergy to specific nuts, ask them to customize your order!

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Its website describes Riverdel as the “ultimate cheese experience”, and judging by the mind-boggling variety of plant-based cheeses on offer here, this must truly be vegan heaven. If you have trouble making your selection, just ask for the Cheese and Charcuterie Board to start your voyage of vegan cheese discovery. And if you can’t check out their display case in person, just have a peek at the Riverdel Instagram page for an idea of the deliciousness that awaits you.

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America’s first vegan butcher shop is not all about plant-based charcuterie, they also produce a fabulous selection of vegan gourmet cheeses. On the menu are favorites like dairy-free Mozzarella, Brie, Gouda, Swiss Cheddar and Feta, as well as Pepperjack, Dill or Garlic Pepper Havarti. This is the passion project of a sister-brother duo, who also run a seasonal food truck, and Herbivorous Acres, a farm sanctuary. Book online at The Herbivorous Butcher to arrange for a pick up or delivery.

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Among the dairy-free delights whipped up by the Three Girls Vegan Creamery are a few that stand out from the usual vegan cheese suspects. For example, there’s the Grated Romano and Parmesan, Marinated Ciliegini “Mozzarella” Pearls, and creamy “Cannolli Dip”! If these haven’t piqued your vegan fancy, then how about some Strawberry Cream Cheese, Goat Cheese flavored with herbes de Provence, or the goat cheese decorated with edible flowers that’s way too pretty to actually eat.

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Sign up to this subscription service and have a tantalizing assortment of aged non-dairy cheeses arrive on 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.


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