Our Favorite Plant-Based Cheeses
Craving cheese? No matter what variety you want, there are plenty of plant-based options that are kinder for animals.
In honor of National Cheese Day, we’ve compiled some of our favorite plant-based cheeses, which have come a long way in the last decade. While ten years ago, you might not have seen very many good plant-based cheeses, the market is now well-stocked with delicious options. Here are our favorites.
While nutritional yeast may not look cheesy, it tastes like a warm, nutty cheese when put on top of popcorn, mixed into cheesy recipes, or sprinkled on pasta or mashed potatoes.
This delicious regional plant-based cheese uses a cashew base to create some of the best dairy-free cheese we’ve ever had.
Trader Joe’s plant-based feta
Many national retailers have tried to master plant-based cheeses, and in our opinion, Trader Joe’s does it best. Check out their plant-based feta and Boursin.
Miyoko’s cream cheese
When it comes to cream cheese, it can be hard to beat the dairy version. Luckily, Miyoko’s does a cashew-based cream cheese that will make your bagel 10x better.
If you’re willing to whip up a recipe to meet your plant-based cheese needs, you have to know about silken tofu. Try it in a cheese sauce or as a ricotta replacement.
Violife mature cheddar
This is the ultimate gooey plant-based cheese. It melts just like the real thing in a grilled cheese sandwich. Delicious and kind to animals? It’s a win-win!
Their spicy queso is so good, it’ll make you forget about the dairy version.
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