Published by PETA Staff.

Whether you’ve just gone vegan or you’re looking to try some delicious vegan cheeses for the first time, here are some of the most popular options out there to get you started. These delicious cheeses come in a variety of flavors, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect one for your cooking needs. By choosing nondairy options, you help spare cows who are used by the cruel dairy industry. To force cows to continue producing milk, dairy farmers routinely impregnate them and then steal their babies and their milk.

So next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up one of these vegan cheese brands instead:

Follow Your Heart

  • Shredded Cheese: Cheddar Finely Shredded, Mozzarella Finely Shredded, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Italian Blend, and Fiesta Blend
  • Cheese Slices: Smoked Gouda, American, Provolone, Pepper Jack, Medium Cheddar, Mozzarella, and Garden Herb
  • Specialty Cheese: Parmesan Shredded, Parmesan Grated, and Feta Crumbles
  • Cheese Blocks: Mozzarella and Mozzarella Made With Organic Soy

Where to Buy

Miyoko’s Creamery

  • Cultured Vegan Cheese: Plant Milk Cheddar Sticks, Cheddar Cheese Shreds, Cheddar Cheese Slices, Cheddar Cheese Block, Pepper Jack Block, Pepper Jack Slices, and Pepper Jack Shreds
  • Mozzarella: Cashew Milk Mozzarella, Cashew Milk Mozzarella Smoked, and Pourable Plant Milk Mozzarella
  • Cheese Wheels: Double Cream Classic Chive, Double Cream Sundried Tomato Garlic, Double Cream Garlic Herb, Aged Sharp English Farmhouse, Aged Smoked English Farmhouse, Aged Herbes de Provence, Fresh French Style Winter Truffle, and Aged Black Ash
  • Cream Cheese: Cinnamon Raisin, Everything, Classic Plain, Savory Scallion, and Fish-Free Lox
  • Roadhouse Cheddar: Spicy Chili, Straight Up Sharp, and Garlic Chive

Where to Buy

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Violife

  • Shreds: Colby Jack, Mozzarella, and Cheddar
  • Cream Cheese: Original, Garlic & Herb, and Cheddar
  • Slices: Cheddar, Smoked Provolone, and Mature Cheddar
  • Blocks: Epic Mature, Epic Smoked, Feta, and Parmesan

Where to Buy

Daiya

  • Shreds: Cheddar, Mozzarella, Cutting Board Cheddar & Mozza, Cutting Board Spicy Monterey Jack, Cutting Board Mozzarella, Cutting Board Cheddar, Cutting Board Mexican 4 Cheeze, and Cutting Board Parmesan
  • Slices: American, Smoked Gouda, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Swiss, and Provolone
  • Cream Cheeze: Plain, Strawberry, and Chive & Onion
  • Blocks: Medium Cheddar, Jalapeño Havarti, Monterey Jack, and Smoked Gouda
  • Cheeze Sticks: Cheddar and Mozzarella
  • Cheeze Sauce: Cheddar, Alfredo, and Zesty Cheddar

Where to Buy


While many grocery stores stock these brands, the availability of vegan cheese options depends, in part, on your location. If you’re unable to find any of these options in stores near you, you can try making your own vegan cheeses or buy products online and have your favorites shipped right to your door!