Artisan Vegan Cheeses You Need to Try
The vegan cheese business is booming, with new brands and products constantly popping up in supermarkets. With so many options to choose from, there’s never been a better time to be vegan!
But what if you don’t like the popular brands found in supermarkets? What if you want something a bit nicer, especially leading up to the holidays? In addition to the mainstream brands there are also plenty of artisan vegan cheese makers creating delicious vegan cheeses that are high-quality and taste so similar to the traditional versions we remember.
These artisan cheeses make fantastic gifts for any vegans in your life who miss the sharpness or creaminess of dairy cheese and would be delighted to have something to put on their crackers again. And even better – it’s so easy to buy vegan cheese online!
Keep reading to discover the best artisan vegan cheeses on the market.
Tyne Chease produces vegan cheese blocks and creamed cheeses, both of which offer a range of delicious flavours. Choose from cheeses flavoured with dill, garlic, chives, sundried tomato, applewood, and more. Their cheeses are handmade in the North East of England using organic ingredients, including cashew nuts and probiotics.
Just in time for Christmas, Tyne Chease add festive flavours to their range like Cranberry and Caramel Pecan.
Kinda Co offers cheese blocks, spreads and dips made from cashew (or almonds for their Greek-style feta). In addition to their vegan feta, their cheeses include a farmhouse cheese spread, nacho dip, farmhouse cheese block and white cheddar and cranberry cashew cheese block. Kinda Co started making their cheeses just a few years ago in 2017, but has since grown from a one-woman business to a larger company with a team of cheesemakers producing nine types of vegan cheese – further proof that the dairy-free business is booming!
Artisan cheese brand Mouse's Favourite offers a range of cashew-based vegan cheeses, including a camembert, an apricot cheese and aged dulse cheese. Launched in 2016, the company's founder is originally from Jersey, a place usually known for its cows and milk. But when it comes to Mouse’s Favourite organic vegan cheeses, there isn’t a bit of dairy in sight!
Nutcrafter Creamery has a range of plant-based cheese and butter – free from soya, dairy and gluten. Based in Glasgow, the company creates handcrafted and organic products. Their cheeses are designed to emulate a number of different dairy cheeses, including a "vhalloumi" vegan halloumi, aged "cheddah" and aged chive chevre. Their artisan cheeses are aged and infused with a range of flavours, so you’re bound to find something that anyone will like!
Pangea Foods' range of dairy-free cheeses includes cheese blocks and even grated Gondino cheese. Their products include cheese with herbs, peppercorns and chilli flakes. Pangea Foods is an especially good option for those who want a nut-free cheese. Instead of nuts or vegetable oils, they use chickpea flour and potato starch to make their vegan cheeses, making them safe for anyone with nut allergies.
With the festive season approaching, you’re bound to start shopping for gifts and thinking about holiday parties. Whether you want to buy someone in your life the perfect vegan gift, or you want to put together the perfect cheese board – artisan vegan cheeses are the perfect choice!
- Gabriella Rodriguez