Best Vegan Cheeses

“I could never go vegan… I love cheese too much” 🙅🏼‍♀️🧀🚫

I’ve heard this phrase so often that I considered getting it printed on a t-shirt. It’s easily the one I hear more often than any other when discussing veganism, and like I’ve said many times before, I can absolutely understand how you feel because that was me three years ago (yeah, that’s right) 🙋🏼‍♀️ I honestly think I was a cheese addict. I just could not grasp how people could live without that creamy, crumbly, sharp goodness in their life 🤷🏼‍♀️ I thought that giving up meat was a big enough step, giving up cheese felt impossible or “too extreme”.

My advice
My best advice to you is not to compare vegan cheese with non-vegan cheese because the truth is, they aren’t exactly the same, but I found that once I went vegan, my tastebuds changed and I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I no longer miss the taste. My palette has completely adjusted to the taste of vegan cheeses 👅 Some are better than others and they’re improving every day but I genuinely enjoy vegan cheese now. I also don’t rely on it in the way I used to rely on non-vegan cheese and have learnt to make so many delicious meals which don’t require any form of cheese.

It took me between 3-6 months to stop craving cheese so stick with it! Some people prefer to give it up immediately, others prefer to slowly phase it out with little swaps and recipe tweaks. Do whatever works for you but I would say that if you’re eating dairy cheese and vegan cheese at the same time, you will notice the difference in taste. Giving dairy cheese up completely and swapping it for vegan cheese made it easier for me personally.

So, I wanted to make the transition as easy as possible for the cheese lovers. While there are so many I haven’t discovered or tried yet, I thought I’d share both my favourites and others which I know are out there on the market too.

Independent Brands

The Arty Vegan
🧀 Camembert
🧀 Garlic & Chive Chèvre
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Food By Sumear
🧀 Maple wood smoked cheese
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Honestly Tasty
🧀 Shamembert
🧀 Veganzola
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I Am Nut OK
🧀 C’e dairy? Matured with Acai
🧀 Marinated feta
🧀 Lemon & Thyme Ricotta
🧀 Parmesan
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Kinda Co
🧀 Cranberry
🧀 Mature farmhouse
🧀 Nacho cheese dip
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The Living Food Barcelona
🧀 FORMOS Aged cashew – washed rind
🧀 Hard blue
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Mouse’s Favourite
🧀 True Blue
🧀 Camembert Style
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No Whey
🧀 Original Cream Che*se
🧀 Creamy Che*ese Garlic & Herb
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Palace Culture
🧀 Chive & Shallot
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Pomodoro E Basilico
🧀 Blue Camembert
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Silver Moon Food
🧀 Peppered Chèvre
🧀 Camembear
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Vegan Voila
🧀 Wensleydale
🧀 Red pepper
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Cheeses I’ve heard good things about but either haven’t tried or cheeses I haven’t tried in a long time so can’t remember well enough to recommend my faves:
Bella Cheeze
Casa del Fermentino

New Roots
Nutcrafter Creamery

Tyne Chease
Strictly Roots
Young Vegans

Supermarket Brands 

There are so many in the supermarkets now but these are the products I buy for myself when I’m shopping;

🧀 Violife – Epic Mature
🧀 Applewood – Smoky Vegan
🧀 Nush Cream Cheese
🧀 Tesco Soft Cheese

Here are just some of the other brands and products available in supermarkets right now;

🧀 Bute Island – Sheese
Mild Cheddar, Red Leicester, Caramelised Red Onion, Mature Cheddar, Smoked German Style, Edam, Gouda, Greek Style, Wensleydale Style, Cheddar Style with Jalepenos & Chilli, Cheddar Style with Garlic & Chives, Blue French, Blue English, Mozzarella, Hard Italian Style
Creamy spreads: Original, Cheddar, Chives, Garlic & Herb, Spring Onion, Sweet Chilli

🧀 Daiya
Cheddar, Mozzarella, Pepperjack, Cheddar & Mozzarella Blend, Classic, American Style, Smoked Gouda, Swiss Style, Provolone Style

🧀 Follow Your Heart
Smoked Gouda, Cheddar Shreds, Pepper Jack Slices, Feta Crumbles, American Style Slices,,, Medium Cheddar Slices, Provolone Style Slices, Mozzarella Slices, Garden Herb, Parmesan, Mozzarella Shreds, Pizzeria Blend Shreds, Cheddar Block, Mozzarella Block, Fiesta Blend Shreds

🧀 Green Vie
Cheddar, Mozzarella, Feta, Gouda, Smoked Gouda, Pizza Flavour, Mediterranean Flavour, Vegrill (Halloumi), Greek Style (Feta), Parveggio, Blue, Mango Lime & Chios Mastic, Mild Pepper & Sundried Tomato, Mushroom & Truffle
Spreads: Red pepper, Spinach & Feta, Tomato & Basil, Mushroom & Truffle, Tzatziki Flavour, Original

🧀 Koko
Cheddar, Cream Cheese

🧀 Mozzarisella
Cheddar Slices, Basil Slices,
Cream Cheese – Classic, Blue, Smoked

🧀 Supermarket own brand
Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys, Waitrose etc.

🧀 V Bites
Mexicana, Smoked Applewood (as mentioned above), White Cheddar, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Blue Style, Mature, Italian Style, Red Cheddar, White Cheddar, Pepperjack, Edam, White Cheezly Supermelting, Red Supermelting, Mozzarella Supermelting

🧀 Vegusto
Melty, Golden, Mildly Aromatic, Blue Classic, Piquant, Herb, Fondue Kit, Walnut

🧀 Violife (Available in Blocks & Slices / Grated and Spreads)
Original, Epic Mature (as mentioned above), Feta Style, Cheddar, Parmesan, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Herbs, Tomato & Basil, Smoked Flavour, Mature Cheddar, Pizza Flavour, Hot Peppers. Mediterranean Style (similar to halloumi), Cranberry, Blue Wedge. They also offer an organic range and Christmas platters

🧀 Vitalite

Cheese Shops
🧀 La Fauxmagerie
Brick Lane, London

🧀 Vegan Supermarkets where you can buy cheese online
The Vegan Kind


Please leave your favourites in the comments, especially if I’ve missed your fave one off of the list! I’d love to know which ones you enjoy the most.

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