Vegan Cheese Alternatives – A Delicious Selection for Every TasteAlternatives to conventional cheese are made of purely plant based ingredients. Therefore, they are a great alternative to cheese made of milk. But those alternatives are not only interesting for vegans but also for people who want to follow a healthy and balanced diet, suffer from a lactose allergy or allergy to cow’s milk protein.
How is vegan cheese made?
Vegan cheese – from hard cheese to cream cheese – depending on the sort and manufacturer are made on a base of soybeans, wheat, rice, nuts or potatoes. For the consistence, they use purely plant based coagulant and thickening agent. Further ingredients are vegetable fats (e.g. coconut oil), yeast extract, herbs and spices.
How does vegan cheese taste?
There is also a great variety of different sorts of cheese which do taste just like “the original” made of milk. Milk free cheese does not only taste delicious but is also a part of a healthy and well balanced diet. But not only pure with tomatoes or basil or on bread is vegan cheese a delight. Whether straight on a slice of bread, melted on pizza or grated on pasta, in a cheese cake, cheese just always fits (well, almost ;). Thanks to our great choice of vegan alternatives, you don’t have to go without all this!
Why should I eat vegan cheese?
As in the case of all dairy products, the production of cheese can be disadvantageous for one’s health and causes animal suffering and environmental destruction. Did you know that more than 5000 liters of water are needed in order to make one kilogram of cheese? Compare this to 290 liters which are needed for one kilogram of potatoes (Source: http://www.peta.de/kaese#.VXlj1kadLIU).
When switching to a vegan diet, but also when diagnosed with lactose intolerance, the “cheese question” causes many people quite a headache. However, there’s absolutely no need for this! We assure you that you will not miss a thing with our tasty, animal-friendly alternatives. Thus, we offer a wide range of vegan options to hard and soft cheese, shredded cheese, sliced cheese, cream cheese and cheese sauces.
Just try out everything you like from our shop and create a whole new variety on your plate. Our hard cheeses from Violife and Vegusto are available in several sizes and flavors and can also be put in the oven. If you feel like grating takes too long, we recommend our finely shredded cheese from Nature & Moi. Get ready for the next pizza party!
More delicious alternatives are the spicy products by Happy-Cheeze-Glücksküche. The products are based on fermented cashew nuts and improved with herbs and spices. All products are handmade, raw and organic quality. A vegan’s favorite is the Happy White Camembert alternative.
You find a live without cheese sandwiches hard to imagine? Don’t worry! You’ll find everything from classic cheddar to heartily smoked or spicy pepper slices in our shop. Since these cheeses are not only dairy- but also gluten-free, you can also enjoy them without hesitation if you suffer from the respective food intolerance.
Our creamy spread cheeses from Violife, Tofutti and Bute Island do not only score well on a slice of bread, but are also the icing on the cake when it comes to hearty dishes. You can easily season soups and sauces with them. The original versions can also be used for baking or making desserts. Don’t you think as well that it is high time for a piece of cheesecake?
The Blue Style Sheese from Bute Island offers a lot for gorgonzola lovers. Use it, for example, to dress a salad with nuts and pears! Even sour cream can easily be substituted with our alternative from Tofutti. You’ll find more information and tips on all the vegan cheese products in our blog article. This will make the cows and your palate very happy!