The vegan market is constantly being developed and many alternative foods are now entering the mainstream market. Companies such as Beyond Meat and Impossible have become constants in places such as supermarkets and fast food chains.
What’s a great product to add to a burger? Cheese. Many know that cheese comes from dairy and the texture and flavor is very difficult to replicate. However, vegan cheese is on the rise. Many companies have entered this market trying to accommodate to a consumer need.
In fact, the global cheese market is expected to increase $1.27 billion from 2020 to 2024, progressing at a CAGR of 8 percent during the forecasted period.
But first, what is vegan cheese made of? It’s often made of non-dairy products such as seeds and nuts, including sunflower seeds, cashews, pine nuts and almonds. Other products can be made from soybeans, peanuts, coconut oil, nutritional yeast and rice.
Here is a list of new and upcoming vegan cheese brands to keep an eye out for:
1. Daiya Mozzarella Style Shreds
According to a 2019 market analysis of vegan cheese, mozzarella vegan cheese was the most popular. This cheese mimics the melty and stretchy texture of mozzarella that could be used in foods such as pizza, pasta, sandwiches and more.
2. Miyoko’s Creamery
Another popular vegan cheese is vegan cheddar cheese. Miyoko’s Creamery has launched vegan cheese slices that will be available in Whole Foods Markets, in two flavors. Farmhouse Cheddar and Pepper Jack will both in slices and shreds. The products are made of allergen-friendly oats, potatoes and legumes.
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3. Better Than Cream Cheese
Cream cheese is a mainstay used on bagels, as a spread, in sandwiches, and in desserts. Tofutti is a company that has produced over five flavors of vegan cream cheese, Plain, French Onion, Herbs & Chives, Garlic & Herb and Non-Hydrogenated cream cheese are some of the most popular. The spread is similar in texture and taste to regular cream cheese. The product is milk- and butterfat-free and contains no cholesterol.
Tofurky, is a company that has been making plant-based products for more than 35 years. Their popular products include Vegan Deli Slices, Beef, Chorizo, Chicken, Tempeh, Sausages, Hot Dogs and Burgers. Now, they are introducing dairy-free alternatives such as cheesecake, cream cheese, and vegan cheese shreds.
WildCREAMERY is a vegan cheese company that produces vegan cashew-based brie, cream cheese, plant-based dips and butter. They have opened their first factory in northern California. WildCREAMERY is owned by Wildbrine, a plant-based food manufacturer.
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Like meat alternatives, vegan cheese is making its way into mainstream fast food chains. White Castle has introduced vegan cheese to their plant-based burgers. Vegan mac and cheese is also becoming increasingly popular. As demand for vegan cheese increases, these companies are likely to see increased competition from new players and established food brands.