One of the most difficult parts of transitioning to a plant-based diet is leaving behind the glorious, delicious taste of cheese. Thankfully, veganism is so popular that there are a lot of cheesy options out there, all cruelty-free and vegan friendly. Here's everything you need to know.
So, in case it is still unclear: we love cheese. And as there are many other vegans out there who also love cheese, here's a comprehensive guide to all types of vegan cheeses available on the market right now.
Ideal for melting
Violife Just Like Mature Cheddar Slices and Just Like Mozzarella Shreds
These two Violife products melt perfectly, so they are great candidates for all those cheesy and hot dishes you want to make. Keep in mind that these delicious vegan cheese does not have much nutritional value, but they do fortify their products with B12.
Ideal for spreading
Kite Hill Cream Cheese Alternative
It comes in two flavors: plain and chive. They are super creamy and flavorful, ideal for a breakfast bagel. And the best part is that these two are actually healthier than their dairy counterpart!
Kite Hill Ricotta Alternative
Light in texture and mild in flavor, this is a versatile ingredient to veganize a lot of preparations, sweet or savory.
Ideal for dipping
Good Foods Queso Style Dip
The main ingredient is cauliflower, together with red bell peppers, lemon juice, and turmeric. Delicious. They also add almonds and almond butter for richness, but other than that, it is mainly veggies.
Siete Spicy Blanco Cashew Queso
The main ingredient is cashew, followed by jalapeño. Quite spicy, but not that much. Ideal for tortilla chips!