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What Is Vegan Cheese? Everything to Know And 10 Brands You Need to Try

10 Mins Read Vegan cheese has become something of a scapegoat—often cited as the reason people won’t go plant-based. But is it really bad? A lot has changed in the dairy-free cheese world in recent years, and now, food tech companies are creating proper cheese, just without the dairy. Forget what you think you know about vegan cheese—and […]

Stockeld Dreamery Makes Good On Ambition To Launch Plant-Based Cream Cheese

4 Mins Read Swedish alternative dairy startup Stockeld Dreamery has realised a company ambition of developing vegan cream cheese. The company states that it has been actively engaged in the development for two and a half years. Initial brainstorming resulted in plans to create a product so authentic that non-vegan restaurants would switch from dairy-based cream cheese to […]

South Korea’s Armored Fresh Bags $23 Million For Fast-Tracked US Vegan Cheese Entry

4 Mins Read South Korea’s Armored Fresh, formerly known as Yangyoo, has confirmed a successful pre-Series B raise totalling $23 million. The round was led by previous investor the Korea Development Bank with supporting participation from Hanwha Investment & Securities, Daesung Startup Investment, Collaborative Fund and Sejong Venture partners, amongst others. The funding has been earmarked to support […]

The UK’s First Vegan Cheesemonger Has Launched Its First Supermarket Line Exclusively With Waitrose

4 Mins Read La Fauxmagerie, Britain’s first vegan cheesemonger has announced it has developed a range for supermarket distribution. The range represents a step back from the more artisanal recipes that the London-based cheese startup offers. Waitrose has been confirmed as the exclusive distribution partner for the new line, which includes ‘Shoreditch Smoked’, ‘Brixton Blue’ and ‘Truffle Camemvert’. […]

Willicroft’s Vegan Bean Cheese Nets $2.1 Million To Expand Across Europe

4 Mins Read Dutch bean-based plant-based cheese startup Willicroft has closed its pre-seed funding round, securing €2 million. The round was led by PINC and Rockstart with Döhler and Feast Ventures participating. Funding has been raised to support international market entry. The U.K., Germany and Nordic European regions have been specifically earmarked.  Certified B Corp Willicroft is an […]

‘We Dumbed Down’: Miyoko’s Creamery Discontinues Vegan Shreds And Slices Range To Honour ‘The Art Of Cheesemaking’

4 Mins Read Miyoko Schinner, founder and CEO of California-based vegan dairy product maker Miyoko’s Creamery, said in a social media post on Friday that the company has removed its full range of plant-based cheese shreds and slices from the market. She called the products “compromises to the values and product guardrails” of the brand. The move is […]

Vegan Startup Mr. & Mrs. Watson Scoops €700,000 For Artisan Cheese Scale Up

4 Mins Read Amsterdam’s Mr. & Mrs. Watson has announced the closure of a successful seed funding round. €700,000 was raised to support new product development, international brand marketing and facility improvements. The company is known for its fermented cashew-based cheeses and Amsterdam-based restaurant.  Mr. & Mrs. Watson say scaling its production facilities will be a primary focus, […]

First-Ever Vegan Babybel Cheese Hits UK Shelves In Time For Veganuary

3 Mins Read French cheese giant Bel Group has launched a vegan Babybel. The dairy-free snack cheese has been touted for a few months, and the launch coincides with Veganuary. U.K. consumers are the first in the world to have access to the product. U.S. consumers will be forced to wait for an overseas launch, but one is […]

Ex Chipotle Exec Debuts Chef-Driven, Science-Backed Vegan Cheese Brand

3 Mins Read Co-founded by chef/restauranteur Margaux Riccio and ex-Chipotle executive Tim Wildin, Vertage is the latest vegan cheese brand to debut in the US market. The dairy-free range has launched across select foodservice channels in Washington DC. According to the founders, retail expansion is also on the cards.  Vertage cheeses, which include mozzarella and cheddar, are described […]

Vegan Cheese Giant Daiya Unveils Newly Improved Recipes Across Five Flavours

3 Mins Read Canadian brand Daiya has released new formulations of its vegan cheese blocks. Available throughout the U.S. and Canada, the revamped products now feature oats and chickpeas. The new recipe has been developed to improve taste and creaminess while remaining allergen-free.  Flavours which have been revamped include Smoked Gouda, Monterey Jack, Medium Cheddar, Jalapeno Harverti and […]

This New Vegan Cheese Made From Microalgae Is Packed with B12

3 Mins Read There’s no shortage of vegan cheeses available now, but this new plant-based alternative contains a superfood ingredient: microalgae. Developed by Singapore-based Sophie’s BioNutrients and the US ingredient giant Ingredion, the new dairy-free microalgae cheese not only tastes tangy and melts like the real deal, but is also loaded with vitamin B12.  The latest innovation in […]

Vegan Cheese Makers Stockeld Dreamery Announce $20M Series A

4 Mins Read Stockeld Dreamery, the Swedish food tech behind the fermented pea and fava bean-based Stockeld Chunk, has just raised €16.5 million (US$20 million) in what it says is the largest-ever Series A round secured by a plant-based startup in Europe. Proceeds from the round will go towards expanding its team, scaling up and rolling out new […]

Monty’s Wholesome Plant-Based Butter & Cream Cheeses Launch Across U.S.

3 Mins Read Founded back in 2018 by certified health coach and chef Lauren Montgomery, vegan dairy company Monty’s is expanding its range via a newly launched website where consumers can directly order Monty’s plant-based soft cheese and dairy spread alternatives. The products stand out from the increasingly crowded alt dairy shelf for their wholesome and short ingredient […]

Canadian Dairy Giant Saputo Acquires Vegan ‘Sheese’ Brand Owner Bute Island Foods

3 Mins Read Montreal-headquartered dairy company Saputo has acquired Bute Island Foods, the Scottish firm behind the legacy vegan cheese brand Sheese. As the plant-based trend continues to gain momentum, Saputo says it remains committed to “expand our footprint in the dairy alternatives space to meet the changing demands of our customers”.  Saputo announced on Tuesday (May 25) […]

Miyoko’s Creamery Tells Dairy Lovers ‘Milk Plants, Hug Cows’ With Giant Times Square Billboards

3 Mins Read Vegan dairy brand Miyoko’s Creamery recently unveiled giant billboards all over Times Square featuring the slogan ‘Milk Plants, Hug Cows’ as the alt cheese & butter category leader aims to raise awareness amongst New Yorkers about cruelty-free dairy and and to encourage city dwellers to try plant-based dairy alternatives in order to protect the planet. California- […]