Whether you’re craving pizza, nachos, or grilled cheese, vegan cheese is now so versatile that you can create any dish with the same creamy and stretchy texture as dairy cheeses. But what about the kind of cheeses that are served at a dinner party or found on a cheese board at an upscale restaurant? Well, look no further! We’ve created a list of our favorite brands that make “fancy” vegan cheeses:
Offering cashew-based cheeses, Miyoko’s Kitchen boasts beautiful presentations and delightful flavors, including Fresh Loire Valley in a Fig Leaf, and Mt. Vesuvius Black Ash.
Kite Hill makes vegan cream cheeses, soft cheeses, and hard cheeses using classic cheese-making methods. Renowned vegan chef Tal Ronnen is one of the co-founders, as is Jean Prevot, who has overseen operations at leading cheese-making facilities in France and the U.S.
These delicious cheeses pair great with crackers. Treeline makes classic hard cheeses as well as soft cheeses in flavors like Herb-Garlic Soft French-Style and Scallion Soft French-Style.
Fans are going wild for the sauerkraut line, but we’re going crazy over this bold, blissful brie cheese. Try it in flavors including Neo Classic and Shiitake Shakeup.
Ste Martaen offers a variety of different flavors, including Smoked Gouda, Muenster, and Olive. And these tasty nut-based cheeses can be shipped anywhere in the U.S.
These creamy cashew-based cheeses are available at local farmers markets in Southern California in flavors like “Herbie Vore,” “Sir Racha” Cheddar, and “Oma Greti’s” Garlic Green Peppercorn.
These coconut oil–based cheeses from MyLife are available in Original and Cheddar blocks, slices, and shreds. The company also offers Pizza and Feta options.
Vegan cheese spreads, hard cheeses, Cheddars, Bries—Vtopian has something for everyone! It features a cheese of the month and offers exceptionally unique flavors, including Dark Chocolate Strawberry Brie, Spicy White Cheddar, and Caramelized Onion Camembert as well as a Mapled Seitan Cheese Ball.
Dr-Cow uses a cheese-making method similar to those used to make dairy cheese by creating a “curd” from various nuts and seeds. The flavors, including Organic Aged Macadamia Cheese and Organic Aged Cashew & Blue Green Algae, vary greatly, and they’re available in some stores as well as through several online retailers.
If none of these vegan cheeses strikes your fancy and you’re adventurous in the kitchen, consider making your own at home with this raw cashew cheese recipe. You can also order a DIY cheese-making kit from Urban Cheesecraft that allows you to make your own brie, feta, chevre, and fondue.