Times have totally changed. Vegan cheese is in demand, as the dairy-free industry has gained major credibility with cheese-lovers the world over. These days, you can find everything from ricotta to blue to brie — all without the cruelty and waste of the dairy industry.
So if you’re a can’t get enough cheese, here are five innovative new vegan cheeses that’ll make you drool. No missing out!
Daiya’s Cutting Board Shreds
This popular vegan cheesemaker is rolling out a new version of its popular shreds. The new variety melts, stretches, and tastes exactly like its dairy counterpart — and comes in mozzarella, cheddar, and pepperjack. Check store shelves as the newbie products are being stocked as we speak.
Violife’s Just Like Mozzarella for Pizza
A newcomer to the vegan cheese scene, Violife has hit the ground running. The company offers eight varieties of cheese via Vegan Essentials alone, including just like provolone with hot peppers; just like parmesan; just like mature cheddar slices; and just like blue cheese. While the products are only available in select stores at the moment (more and more every day!) — you can always order ‘em online.
Wayfare’s Dairy-Free Cheddar
This totally meltable cheese will make you rekindle your love for ballpark nachos. The cheddary spread can be used as a dip, a topping, a fondue — you name it. Add diced chiles for a nacho cheese dip; melt it onto bread for the best-ever grilled cheese; or add it to pasta for an uber-creamy mac-and-cheese creation. Wayfare’s products are available in select stores and can be ordered online.
Miyoko’s Smoked VeganMozz
Miyoko’s VeganMozz changed the game for fresh, flavorful vegan cheese. Now, the super-delicious non-dairy option is available in a smoked variety — so you can experiment with pizzas, quesadillas, caprese salads and all kinds of other options. Eat it straight from the package and enjoy a salty, smokey treat.
Follow Your Heart’s American Slices
Miss American cheese? Follow Your Heart’s version is just like the real thing, and can be eaten as is or melted onto sandwiches, the VeganEgg, or even broccoli! It’s totally crowd-pleasing — and kid-pleasing.
Browse our recipes for lots of dairy-free dishes to try!