Best Vegan Cheeses and What to Do with Them

Get over your dairy cravings with these delectable recipes

Daiya Pepperjack Panini

As a vegan blogger, the number one question I get asked is about how one goes about kicking their dairy habit. The most notable dairy-delicious food items: ice cream and cheese.

As a former cheese addict, I know what it means to love, adore and crave cheese. On any shopping trip, you could find me hovering in the cheese section — sniffing creamy cuts of brie and robust pepperjack — a blissful look on my face. My favorite foods involved cheese. Grilled cheese, cheese pizza, cheese and crackers — and don’t get me started on my love of ricotta and mozzarella-laced lasagna. But eventually I conquered my dairy habit. Dairy cheese actually turns me off now! Today, vegan cheese is something I lust for, swoon over, and crave. And it is all thanks to some amazing vegan alternatives to classic dairy cheese.

— kathypatalsky, Babble


Vegan Cheese Panini

Yes! Melty, luscious, dairy-free cheese is possible! Get ready to dive into a few of the best options out there. Vegan paninis and pizzas never looked so yummy!

Make Daiya pepperjack panini.



Follow Your Heart Cheese

Another popular brand of vegan cheese is Follow Your Heart. They also make the widely popular vegan mayo product, Vegenaise. FYH cheese has delicious flavor but does not melt as well as Daiya. My favorite flavor is the Monterey Jack.

Find the recipe at Healthy Happy Life.


Vegan Cheese Pizza

Vegan pizza has become very popular in the past few years. This broccoli cheese vegan pizza contains Daiya Mozzarella flavor and Follow Your Heart Cheddar.

Make vegan cheese pizza.


Vegan Parmesan

For all your Parmesan cheese cravings, try Galaxy Foods vegan Parm sprinkle. Amazing flaky texture for pasta, pizza, and more. There are a few other good brands as well for vegan Parmesan cheese.

Find the recipe at Healthy Happy Life.


Dr. Cow Raw Aged Tree Nut Cheese

For the true, hard-to-please cheese expert there is Dr. Cow's aged, tree nut-based cheese. This stuff is amazing. It truly tastes like a fine, aged dairy cheese. It has that tangy cheese accent you crave — a creamy yet firm texture. Dr. Cow cheese can be purchased online and at a few rare specialty stores. If you want to impress cheese lovers, try this cheese. You will be amazed. Perfect for parties.

Learn more at Healthy Happy Life.

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