For many people, cheese is often the last thing they give up on their journey to becoming vegan. Thankfully, there are plenty of delicious, ooey-gooey, creamy, and melty cheese alternatives that are 100% cruelty-free. You can enjoy all the classics such as pizza, nachos, poutines, and grilled cheese sandwiches while leaving dairy for calves! Here is a list of the best vegan cheese brands in 2019.
If you like melty and gooey cheese to top your pizza, look no further. Daiya cheese is not only tasty as a salad or snack topper, but it also melts perfectly. Their products are free from dairy, gluten, soy, eggs, peanuts, fish, and shellfish.
They offer a variety of options, including cheese style shreds, blocks, slices, and cream cheese. Recently they have even introduced “Deluxe Cheeze Sticks” with are both yummy and a childhood favorite!
P.S they have many other delicious treats to check out as well, such as popsicles and even burritos now!
Chao Creamery by Field Roast
This modern style of cheese is perfect for sandwiches. The brand offers slices in three flavors: Creamy Original, Tomato Cayenne, and Garden Herb. These slices are great eaten directly from the package or on top of crackers.
There is no limit to what culinary masterpieces you can create with Chao! Chao cheese has a great flavor that is simply irresistible. If you’re craving mac n’ cheese, you can give their Creamy or Chili Mac N’ Cheese a try.
Follow Your Heart (also known as Earth Island)
Follow your heart is an internationally available plant-based alternative cheese brand. You might know them for their award-winning Vegenaise.
Follow your heart not only features a variety of shreds and slices, but they also have a yummy vegan parmesan! Their parmesan is perfect for topping salad, pasta, soup, and much more.
Miyoko’s Creamery offers a unique and sophisticated cheese experience. They mix a passion for animals with a passion for gourmet cheese. No cruelty involved, but you still get a delectable taste.
Miyoko’s offers vegan cheese wheels, vegan butter, vegan mozzarella, vegan cream cheese, and vegan cheese spreads! These may not be your typical shreds or slices, but you can enjoy them anytime.
Violife makes tasty cheese alternatives. They have blocks, wedges, slices, shreds, and creamy style cheeses. It might just be your new favorite go-to.
They offer unique flavors such as smoked, hot pepper, tzatziki, Mediterranean, and blue. This brand is an asset to cooking, parties, solo nights in, and date nights.
Kite Hill may win your heart over during the first bite. Their cream cheese is rich, soft, and great to spread on a bagel. There’s even a strawberry cream cheese flavor if you have a sweet tooth. Kite Hill not only has cream cheese, but they also carry ricotta made from almond milk.
Although nutritional yeast is not technically a cheese brand, it deserves an honorable mention. The flaky yellow goodness is both nutritious and delicious! Sprinkle it on your toast, pasta, popcorn, or use it in recipes. Nooch has a unique “cheesy” flavor without the feeling of eating cheese. It adds a little oomph to your food!
No matter which way you prefer to eat cheese, there is something for everyone. No need to consume cow’s milk! Vegan cheese comes in many shapes and sizes.
For example, some are soy-free, while some are made directly from soy. There are vegan cheese options for nearly every dietary preference and/or need.
Try out some of the best cheese brands in 2019, and don’t be afraid to experiment. Not all the brands or styles of cheese will work for everyone’s specific needs.
Feel free to do further research and find your new favorite dairy-free cheese alternatives. If we missed any of your favorite vegan cheese brands on this list, please let us know in the comments!
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