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Earlier this month, U.K supermarket Waitrose told the world they would soon introduce 50 brand new products while increasing its vegan and vegetarian options by sixty percent. As part of their vegan expansion plan, they’re also going to be selling a dairy-free mature cheddar-style cheese!

By June 4th, you’ll be able to purchase and enjoy mature cheddar and soft cheese from Koko. Alongside their dairy-free yogurt and milk products is their dairy-free alternative to cheddar, which is labeled soy and lactose-free. It’s packed with calcium and vitamins D2 and B12, which is hard to come by for vegans.

waitrose dairy free cheese

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For those who attended Bristol Vegfest, they were able to enjoy a pre-pre-launch of Koko’s new cheeses. Food blogger Heidi Piesayign posted it to Instagram and exclaimed, “June 4th, Waitrose and it’s amazing! The texture on this is exactly like between cheddar and Lancashire (crumbly cheese) not the usually sweaty mess of standard vegan cheeses!”

It seems that just a few months ago, Waitrose was rocking the boat by introducing some vegan menu items. Then, they stirred the pot again by announcing their ban of black plastic trays. Now, they’re continuing to make even more waves in the plant-based world. We can’t wait to see what they do next.

Want to make your own vegan cheese at home?

It’s actually not hard at all. With these recipes from our Food Monster App, enjoy all the vegan cheese you could ever want, in your own home!

Sharp Cheddar CheezeSharp Cheddar Cheeze

For a realistic and delicious cheese, try making this Sharp Cheddar Cheeze! A bit of coconut butter is added to give the cheese a dense and firm feel. Serve these with your favorite crackers and a glass of wine!

Cashew Dill CheeseCashew Dill Cheese

This Cashew Dill Cheese recipe is healthy, delicious and easy to make. Feel free to eat it by itself, or enjoy with some rice crackers.

Herbed Cashew CheeseHerbed Cashew Cheese

This delicious and hearty Herbed Cashew Cheese will easily become your new favorite. In addition to zinc from nutritional yeast and cashews, it contains apple cider vinegar and fresh herbs, which are alkalizing.

If you enjoy vegan cheese recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

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