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These 25 Vegan Cheeses Will Make You Quit Dairy Forever


You want pizza with “cheese,”  but the pizza chain you hit doesn’t offer vegan options. You eat a sandwich and want to add an additional savory flavor to the stack, but don’t have vegan cheese. You are at a party and see incredibly delicious looking cheese slices enticing you to take a bite. You cringe at not being able to have the savory, creamy taste of cheese again. Until…

 

…vegan cheese comes to the rescue! Learn how to make fantastic, savory cheese logs to raw vegan cheese that will blow your mind. These vegan cheese recipes will not only satisfy your craving for cheese, without the animal cruelty, but might also fool guests at your next get-together. These vegan cheeses are pure and easy to prep and put together.

 

No need to buy store-bought vegan cheeses with these recipes.

 



 

You want pizza with “cheese,”  but the pizza chain you hit doesn’t offer vegan options. You eat a sandwich and want to add an additional savory flavor to the stack, but don’t have vegan cheese. You are at a party and see incredibly delicious looking cheese slices enticing you to take a bite. You cringe at not being able to have the savory, creamy taste of cheese again. Until…

 

…vegan cheese comes to the rescue! Learn how to make fantastic, savory cheese logs to raw vegan cheese that will blow your mind. These vegan cheese recipes will not only satisfy your craving for cheese, without the animal cruelty, but might also fool guests at your next get-together. These vegan cheeses are pure and easy to prep and put together.

 

No need to buy store-bought vegan cheeses with these recipes.

 

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358 comments on “These 25 Vegan Cheeses Will Make You Quit Dairy Forever”

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jimmie bechtel
1 Months Ago

First I guess I should say I\'m not vegan.. I could be but I\'m not.. I have literally tons of friends that are. I cook for them frequently. The reason I\'m posting simply put is that so many of the responses I think are so lame.. I mean food how it is and how it tastes is very subjective.. but so many of the responses had nothing to do with the quality of what we eat ..just the politics of some posters being who they are.. I mean you could have even said it different to be nice about it.. So "disappointed" has no hope as that person can\'t get past a quantity in the deliverable.. I\'m not really trying to pick on you.. Ok? I mean I got your disappointments... but I also got was that it ruined your whole trip.

Ok ...now I\'m gonna get serious or try to.. Recipes are wonderful .. they truly are.. they are a place to start ...I never met a recipe that I didn\'t tune a bit.. As far as vegan cheeses go.. I have the privilege and also the related frustrations of making them for almost 4 years now. For me to say it was easy would be a lie.. It\'s been a journey for sure.. Today I make about a dozen different types that are very edible.. are they dairy cheese ... nope their not.. are they similar .. a few that I have are amazingly close.. but in truth their different .. their an alternate.. so the alternate needs to develop it\'s own taste , texture etc and stand on it\'s own.. Ha, on any given day I have maybe 125 lbs of various nuts on hand here not to mention close to 50lbs of various seeds that I\'m also working with for various odd creations .. one of which is seed cheese.. DUH.. Will it taste like dairy .. probably not in my life time especially with me at the helm.. but I am making something that is very good and also healthy.
So if I may..... the world is not full of instant answers. But it is full of great places to start.. a tad of effort behind that and sometimes a bit of work can produce incredible results. Food is one of the most wonderful things on the planet .. there are so many places less fortunate than us.. Step up , do the work of it.. share as best you can ...yes we all have secrets.. try it do it and give it away.. the key is don\'t be in the stands ..get down on the field.. The concept of this about a decent non dairy cheese recipe that might work as a substitute.. I\'ll tell you all first hand it\'s achievable.. but in the same breath I\'ll admit that I still buy my fancy 17# wheel of imported Parmesan and I\'m a sucker for high end Swiss.... All the rest I can make something that works.. I\'ve been working on Pepper Jack.. I finally think I\'m close enough.. Like I said a journey.. So I apologize if I\'m showing up weird.. It\'s just that .. the concept of a recipe is that it\'s like somet8nsomething out can. It might pretty decent but it\'s still out of can..


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Ann Ri
09 Jul 2015

Happy to read an honest perspective :-) In addition to that.....NICE to see someone standing for what they believe without being nasty! Good luck on your journey...you are much further along than I....with people like you though, I\'m sure I can make it :-)

Jennifer
12 Jul 2015

Hoping you might share a tried and true (or two) recipe.

Disappointed
2 Months Ago

Really? The title of this article says "25 Vegan Cheeses," but there are only 13 listed. I hate it when people make up deceptive titles to try to get people to read their articles and don\'t deliver what their titles promise. Very disappointing.


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stacie
2 Months Ago

Really, you need attention so badly that you seek out people who are different or have different needs or opinions than you. We are all here looking for alternitives for for our own reasons, health, diatary, environmental, political, you appear to have no reason to have come to this page except to try to belittle us. Seek counciling if you need to feel superior or fell the need to insult others to feel better about yourself.


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opinionated-alchemist
2 Months Ago

Sorry - but not one of the cheeses make sense for me. For me, the problem with vegan food is, that it always over-promises and under-delivers. It would make sense, just to do these type of "preparations" on its own. Give it a name - call it a day. You could even call it faux-cheese [which I already find absurd - not only that cheese is made from milk, it is also fermented through lacto-bacteria - which makes it a whole different thing].
I do have a problem with the header: "These 25 Vegan Cheeses Will Make You Quit Dairy Forever" - really???
These 25 vegan nut things, rather let me consider never to become vegan!
I have a piece of Munster in my fridge [yes - it stinks! But it will taste lovely!], a nice aged brie [running away, and yes - also stinking], some blue cheese [yeah - I know: stinking - but actually not as much as the other two], a piece of hearty Swiss emmenthal cheese and a piece of aged [18 months old] Italian parmesan cheese. If you are a cheese "nut", you won\'t be able to change anytime soon to veganism.


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Beth
03 Jun 2015


People are vegan for many reasons. One reason is allergy to dairy. This is an alternative that many people would love to try. Enjoy your cheese, but for us that want to be dairy free I thank One Green Planet for this option.

Pam
04 Jun 2015

I find your comment to be distasteful and disrespectful to those who are different from you. Enjoy what you want, no problem My family (all of us) are huge cheese nuts and we are totally vegan. My daughter thought that cheese would be the deal breaker, but she has found that her health and the health of her son were important enough to give it try. There are many reasons why we changed from a meat and potato (and cheese) family. Not the least of which is our health, but also we found it deplorable to find that a calf is deprived of its mothers milk within 48 hours of birth just so that people could have cheese.until that cow drops dead she will reproduce continuously and then sold for ground beef. disgusting.

Carol
08 Jun 2015

You are on a vegan site and make distasteful comments like that. I would love to be able to eat cheese and dairy, like many on here. But I can\'t. I am allergic to it. Then there are those who choose not to. I think your comments are totally inappropriate. For most people, they only develop tastes for things a certain way because that is how they were raised. When you must or want to change, you would be surprised at what you may like just as much. But think of others before you say things that are caustic.

BJ
08 Jun 2015

Thanks for the recipes for non-dairy cheese. I am a dairy addict and have been all my life but I finally figured out that the major inflammation I am suffering from is directly attributed to dairy products. I am on a quest to replace all dairy products with some tasty substitutes. These recipes will help immensely.

Carme
18 Jun 2015

Ignore that person, some people are desperate for attention whether positive or negative/

Tohmm
21 Jun 2015

these are vegan ALTERNATIVES TO cheese, yes... rather than actual cheeses, as you said it requires certain types of produce and process to make it a cheese. However, your over-opinionated comment is rather excessive, try opening your mind to the poossibility of adding NEW things into your diet, foods and alternatives which when combined with your unhealthy and unnatural diet will add a much needed variety and nutritional boost.
I am a person who has spent years of my life obsessed with mild and creamy cheeses, and who loved nothing more than to sit and chow down on a massive block of brie with crackers...

You claim if somebody is a cheese nut they wont be able to change anytime soon... actually, it is exceptionally easy, as long as you are able to get hold of either the premade brand vegan cheeses (of which there are now a mass and variety of...) or the ingredients required to make a decent vegan alternative to cheese, also of which there are many types and styles to be made.
vegan foods are not something which closed minded individuals seem to present as \'fake\' or \'substandard\' to the dairy versions etc... in fact quite the opposite, there are far more types and styles available for the vegan market then the standard. it is merely that the mainstream industry of food and marketing does not like to promote such things, as they make more profit from the low nutrional value animal produce created by an oversized and under-regulated market....
unless you have forgotten the economic truth of Quantity vs Quality, one rises the other falls!

susan walker
23 Jun 2015

what an absolute moron, if you don\'t want to eat vegan cheese then don\'t. the cheeses you have in your fridge I am sure taste great on YOUR palette, but we vegans actually care about how dairy farmers obtain the very products your going to feed your face with. what a small minded person you really must be, your comments are neither welcome nor sensible. If your bored then maybe you should do some research about where your dairy products come from. If you still enjoy them once you have learned something...then truth is you haven\'t actually learned anything. what a moron. quite sad really

SoCerebral
26 Jun 2015

@opinionated-alchemist. I do not see in this article where someone is trying to convert you. You can eat whatever you want, and enjoy the taste and the experience as much as you want, as well as all the ethical and health and environmental consequences of your choices, exactly the same as the rest of us. If you don\'t like it, don\'t eat it. It\'s pretty simple. For those of us who have chosen a vegan path, this is a great article. We do not seek your approval and we find no merit in your one-sided criticism. If you wish to disparage something, may I suggest the "National Enquirer" which will present endless and well-deserved opportunities for your disdain

Terry
27 Jun 2015

What stinks even more than the cheese is people who torture animals, steel the milk that is meant to feed their young, then kill their babies and criticize people who choose to live more compassionately.

faded star
29 Jun 2015

your a ridiculous troll.
come here just to be a Troll.
i have a horrible life threatening dairy allergy. not to mention Guilt of the dairy industry. so go on eating your cheese that was made from a tortured baby calf. but dont come on this site saying ignorant things just to be a troll. its childish insulting and quitr rude.

Rafael
3 Months Ago

Great article, I always enjoyed discovering new tastes. Especially this Cheese Log looks interesting. BTW, I would recommend checking my page - <a href="http://creamcheesesubstitute.com/">Cream cheese substitute</a> . There you can find some healthy cheeses too. Cheers!


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Lisa
4 Months Ago

How do you stop the ad videos from playing. I hit pays but there is no way to close it down that I can see.


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Alexis
07 May 2015

Just Mute it by clicking the volume button.

J\'Marinde Shephard
5 Months Ago

1. It is MOST irritating to have the "sign up" drop into every page even after I have signed up TWICE in a effort to get it to stop. It is so distracting to the flow of the pages.
2. Could you please make some additional suggestions for using some of these in a meal - - like the one on this page, the "Pepper Jack" and the "Vegan Cheese," which looks so tasty, but I have no clue if it works for a sandwich - -which is how I use most of my cheeses, or if it is appropriate for pizza, etc.
3. Is there ONE cookbook that specifically has these and other allergen free vegan cheeses?
4. Thank you so much for taking the time and energy to make these pages available to neophytes like me.


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Shelby
14 Mar 2015

Simply check the little box that says "Do Not Show This Again"! and it will stop that irritating drop down. (It really is annoying!)

At least it worked for me....

Rebecca Bochenek
27 Mar 2015

Shelby, Thanks for the tip. I didn\'t even notice the little box. Super!

Dakota Sage
31 Mar 2015

Hi. I made the smoked gouda. I can\'t tell you what a thrill it was! The texture and appearance were absolutely amazing. If you don\'t like smoke so much...you may want to cut back on the amount. When I first tasted it , I thought both the lemon and the smoke were a little out of balance. But after being in the fridge overnight...it was wonderful. I have only made one other cheese to date. That was the almond feta, which was also very good. But this gouda has my heart. I am going to try making it again without the smoke. Instead, I will use either basil or dill for flavoring and roll in cracked pepper.

Dakota Sage
31 Mar 2015

You would have more subscribers is you stopped putting a sign up for your newsletter on every page. It is totally unnecessary, deleterious to the experience and annoying to think we can\'t remember to sign up for the newsletter if we want it. It borders on harrassment from a customer\'s point of view. This is a mistake made by someone responsible for this website.

Crystal
6 Months Ago

I made the Moxarella! And can i say that ive almost converted my partner, a cheese lover! thank you :)


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DatingAVegan
7 Months Ago

We made #3 and it came out with mixed reviews. Here is a video of our making and trying the Kick Ace Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ball - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUzxtLK0rsk


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Kristen Kelsay
9 Months Ago

Number three is awesome.


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