2019 Vegan Cheese Awards

2019 vegan cheese awards

Another year has gone by and what an amazing time for veganism and plant based foods.

Welcome to the 2019 vegan cheese awards where we celebrate the best vegan and plant based cheeses in a number of categories that were available to purchase within 2019.

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Another year has gone by and what an amazing time for veganism and plant based foods.

Welcome to the 2019 vegan cheese awards where we celebrate the best vegan and plant based cheeses in a number of categories that were available to purchase within 2019.

Here at VeganCheese.co we have the biggest range of vegan cheeses on our discovery tool and you can use that to find new favourites with filters and sorting options found nowhere else on the internet!

Although it's 2020, we have gathered all the data and votes from last year to make these 2019 vegan cheese awards and shared the great news with each and every vegan cheese manufacturer that has made it to this page and won a best plant based cheese category.

We have gone through over 300 vegan cheeses, more than any other vegan food awards, to find the best vegan cheeses and we've had thousands of votes from vegans who are trying their first vegan cheese, to vegan cheese enthusiasts and even those addicted to the wonderful world of vegan cheese, we're definitely part of the latter.

In total there are 32 vegan cheese award categories, covering the best types of cheeses, from cheddar, to camembert, how well they melt and the best vegan cheese on crackers.

Head on below to find the best vegan cheese of 2019.

Best Vegan Cheese of 2019

Lets not beat around the bush, here it is, the best rated vegan cheese of 2019.

sheese german style smoked vegan cheese

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Sheese Smoked German Style Vegan Cheese is the best rated vegan cheese of 2019 as voted by vegan cheese lovers like you throughout 2019.

"Our vegan and kosher Smoked German style is made with Coconut Oil, and has a wonderful flavour that comes from being naturally smoked with hickory and oak, to give a really authentic taste that you are simply going to love."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/sheese-smoked-german-style-vegan-ch…

 

Runner Up Vegan Cheese of 2019

The runner up best vegan cheese 2019 is:

food by sumear cultured greek trimma vegan cheese

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Food By Sumear Trimma Greek is the runner up for 2019 and one of the best vegan cheeses of the year.

"Authentically developed by an ex-dairy cheesemaker for true dairy-like flavours that are paired with great textures. Uses dairy-methods for greater flavours without any tricks.Authentically developed by an ex-dairy cheesemaker for true dairy-like flavours that are paired with great textures. Uses dairy-methods for greater flavours without any tricks."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/food-sumear-trimma-greek-inspired-v…

Best Vegan Cheese Types

If you're looking for a specific vegan cheese type, a style or one that is like an old favourite, here we look at the best voted vegan cheese types of 2019.

Just as above, with the overall winners and runners up, these cheeses have all been voted on through the course of 2019 by vegan cheese lovers like you.

 

The Best Spreadable Cream Vegan Cheese

Looking for a spreadable vegan cheese to put on toast, crackers or to dip in to? 

The best spreadable cream vegan cheese is: 

good carma mature cheddar vegan cheese spread

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Good Carma Mature Cheddar Vegan Cheese Spread has been voted the best spreadable vegan cheese by vegan cheese lovers like you for 2019.

"Spread Sensation is plant based spreadable cheese alternative made with cashews, miso, lemon juice and yeast flakes."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/good-carma-vegan-mature-cheddar-spr…

 

The Best American Style Vegan Cheese of 2019

Looking for a yellow cheese, one to put with your hotdog or to make a grilled cheese sandwich?

The best american style vegan cheese of 2019 is:

follow your heart american style slices

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Here we have the best rated american style vegan cheese, as voted by you and thousands of other vegan cheese lovers throughout 2019.

Follow Your Heart American Style Vegan Cheese is the best american style vegan cheese of 2019.

"Inspired by the classic favorite, this vegan American cheese has the mild flavor and creamy texture that kids love, with none of the artificial ingredients. Use this cheese for the perfect grilled cheese or anywhere you would use a mild cheddar or American cheese."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/follow-your-heart-american-style-ve…

 

The Best Vegan Blue Cheese of 2019

Looking for a blue vegan cheese? Below we look at which is the best blue vegan cheese for 2019 as voted by vegan cheese lovers like you.

The best vegan blue cheese of 2019 is:

mouses favourite camblue vegan cheese

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Mouses Favourite Camblue Vegan Cheese is the best rated blue vegan cheese of 2019.

"Camblue is cashew based and looks like camembert. Only when you cut it open will you discover its mild, blue interior."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/mouses-favourite-camblue-artisan-ve…

 

The Best Vegan Brie Cheese of 2019

Brie an old favourite? Looking to replace a dairy cheese with a plant based alternative?

What is the best rated vegan brie of 2019?

white rabbit brie vegan cheese

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White Rabbit Kitchen Brie Style Plant Based Cheese is the best vegan brie of 2019.

"Our Brie-style, aged, plant based cheese.

Aged for at least 4weeks with a snow white blanket of rind covering a creamy interior.

Perfect on a cheeseboard with your favourite crackers."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/white-rabbit-kitchen-brie-style-pla…

 

The Best Vegan Camembert Cheese of 2019

How about a vegan camembert? One of our favourite cheese types, especially with some extra nuts and a salad.

What is the best vegan camembert of 2019?

vtopian macadamia cashew camembert vegan cheese

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Vtopian Macadamia and Cashew Camembert Vegan Cheese is the best camembert of 2019.

"We have been making 100% plant-based organic vegan cheese for over five years. We make all our cheeses in small batches by hand from organic cashews and ethically sourced ingredients. Just like traditional cheese, we use live cultures to give our cheese the creaminess and tanginess that we all love!"

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/vtopian-macadamia-and-cashew-camemb…

 

The Best Vegan Cheddar Cheese of 2019

One of the most sought after cheese types, cheddar is a a popular vegan cheese to try.

So what is the best vegan cheddar cheese of 2019?

koko dairy free vegan cheese

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Koko Alternative to Cheddar Cheese is the best vegan cheddar cheese of 2019.

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/koko-alternative-cheddar-vegan-chee…

 

The Best Chevre Vegan Cheese of 2019

Prefer a chevre vegan cheese, if so, here is the best rated and category winner for 2019.

tyne chease provencal vegan cheese category winner

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Tyne Chease Provencal is the best chevre vegan cheese of 2019, as voted by you and other vegan cheese lovers.

"This Chease has our classic soft, creamy texture with a beautifully aromatic blend of organic rosemary, organic cracked black pepper, organic thyme, organic lavender flowers and organic garlic powder; giving it a herby, floral flavour.
Perfect for a lazy day in the garden on a warm day, this chease will let you pretend that summer is not almost over! Inspired by our visit to a summer herb garden in Provence, and we believe we have created our favourite chease so far!"

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/tyne-chease-provencal-vegan-cheese

 

The Best Aged & Cultured Vegan Cheese of 2019

Looking for an aged and cultured vegan cheese, there are plenty of options out there but here is the best of 2019.

mouses favourite camblue aged vegan cheese

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Mouses Favourite Camblue Artisan Vegan Cheese is the best aged and cultured vegan cheese of 2019.

"Camblue is cashew based and looks like camembert. Only when you cut it open will you discover its mild, blue interior."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/mouses-favourite-camblue-artisan-ve…

 

The Best Edam Vegan Cheese of 2019

Missing an old favourite which was an edam cheese? Not to worry, there are a number of vegan edam cheeses available and here is the best of 2019.

vbitez cheely edam vegan cheese

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Vbitez Cheezly Edam Vegan Cheese is the best edam vegan cheese of 2019.

"This tasty vegan and plant-based Edam cheese has the familiar mild taste and soft texture of the famous Dutch classic."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/vbites-edam-style-vegan-cheese

 

The Best Vegan Feta Cheese of 2019

Specifically after a feta vegan cheese? Here is the best feta of 2019.

kinda co greek style feta vegan cheese

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Kinda Co Greek Style Feta Vegan Cheese is the best vegan feta of 2019 as voted by you and other vegan cheese lovers from around the world throughout the year of 2019.

"Feta inspired cheese with a salty, creamy + crumbly texture. Marinated in oil with garlic and herbs it tastes delicious with pasta, avocado on toast or in a Greek salad."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/kinda-co-greek-style-vegan-feta-che…

https://thekindaco.com/shop/greek-style

 

The Best Vegan Goat Cheese of 2019

The best vegan goats cheese for 2019 is:

spero the goat vegan cheese

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Spero The Goat Vegan Cheese is the best vegan goats cheese of 2019 as voted by vegan cheese lovers like you from all around the world.

This cheese and all the others were voted on throughout 2019 to find the best.

"A mind-blowing goaty flavor and texture. This complex and aromatic cheese pairs well with any breads, toasts (avo toast?!), wraps, sandwiches, salads, pasta, meats, wine & crackers, squashes, sweet potatoes, blends into sauces, etc."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/spero-goat-chevre-vegan-cheese

https://www.sperofoods.co/product-page/goaty-chevre

 

The Best Vegan Gorgonzola Cheese of 2019

The best vegan gorgonzola of 2019 is:

reine fauxgonzola vegan cheese

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Reine Royal Fauxgonzola Vegan Cheese is the best gorgonzola of 2019 as voted by your and other vegan cheese lovers throughout 2019.

"Tart, rich, plant-based gorgonzola that is cultured, aged and marbled with nutrient-richblue-green spirulina. Excellent paired with fresh or dried pears."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/reine-royal-vegan-cuisine-fauxgonzo…

https://www.reinevegancuisine.com/online-store/Artisan-Fauxgonzola-Vega…

 

The Best Vegan Gouda Cheese

The best vegan gouda of 2019 is:

follow your heart smoked gouda vegan cheese

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Follow Your Heart Smoked Gouda is the best vegan gouda of 2019 as voted by vegan cheese lovers like you throughout 2019.

"Elevate your cheese party with this decadent hickory-smoked Gouda. Pair this Gouda with caramelized onions for a gourmet Panini or add it to mac n cheese for a sophisticated take on the American classic!"

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/follow-your-heart-smoked-gouda-vega…

 

The Best Greek Vegan Cheese

The best vegan greek cheese for 2019 is:

green vie greek vegan cheese

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Green Vie Greek Vegan Cheese Blocks is the best vegan greek cheese of 2019 as voted by vegan cheese lovers like you throughout 2019.

"GreenVie "Greek Style" will add to your dishes a fresh and rich taste! From your favourite Greek salads to traditional pies or even cooked with vegetables.

GreenVie "Greek Style"can be simply served with a few drops of olive oil and dry organo. But don't stop there, try it grilled in spicy dips, side to fresh fruits or even in "twisted" pizzas!"

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/green-vie-greek-vegan-cheese-block

http://www.greenviefoods.com/Greek-Style--greenvie-76-en.html

 

The Best Vegan Halloumi Cheese

The best vegan halloumi cheese for 2019 is:

violife mediterranean style halloumi vegan cheese

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Violife Mediterranean Style Halloumi Vegan Cheese is the best vegan halloumi cheese for 2019 as voted by you and other vegan cheese lovers from around the world.

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/violife-mediterranean-style-halloum…

https://violifefoods.com/product/mediterranean-style-block/

 

The Best Vegan Mascarpone Cheese 

What is the best vegan mascarpone cheese of 2019?

schlagfix vegan mascarpone cheese

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Schlagfix Mascarpone Vegan Cheese is the best vegan mascarpone of 2019 as voted by vegan cheese lovers like you throughout 2019.

"use it exactly just like dairy Mascarpone cream, perfect for cooking, baking and especially for desserts like tiramisu, cheese cake or ice cream"

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/schlagfix-vegan-mascarpone

 

The Best Monterey Jack Vegan Cheese

What is the best monterey jack vegan cheese for 2019?

daiya monterey jack vegan cheese

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Daiya Medium Monterey Jack Style Vegan Cheese is the best monterey vegan cheese of 2019.

"If you’ve missed the taste and texture of real cheese, we’ve got good news. Jack is back, and he’s cheezier and deliciouser than ever. (Yep, we said deliciouser.) Our new and improved Monterey Jack Style Farmhouse Block is the robust, creamy alternative of your dairy-free dreams."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/daiya-medium-monterey-jack-style-ve…

 

The Best Mozarella Vegan Cheese

What is the best vegan mozarella of 2019?

violife grated mozarella vegan

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Violife Mozarella Grated Vegan Cheese is the best vegan mozzarella of 2019, as voted on by vegan cheese lovers like you throughout 2019.

"Try making your own pizza and use our vegan mozzarella flavour grated cheese with fresh tomato puree. For the perfect family meal."

Violife Grated Mozarella is the best vegan mozarella of 2019, as voted on by vegan cheese lovers like you throughout the entire year.

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/violife-mozarella-grated-vegan-chee…

 

The Best Vegan Parmesan Cheese

What is the best vegan parmesan cheese of 2019?

follow your heart vegan parmesan cheese

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Follow Your Heart Parmesan Style Vegan Shreds is the best vegan parmesan of 2019, as voted by you and other vegan cheese lovers throughout 2019.

"Bring a taste of Italy into your kitchen with our new Follow Your Heart Parmesan! Sprinkle a healthy serving of shredded Parmesan on your next dairy-free pizza, pasta, or even just on some roasted veggies for a savory, plant-based treat. You can’t go wrong with this vegan Parmesan!"

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/follow-your-heart-parmesan-style-ve…

 

The Best Plain Vegan Cheese

violife original vegan cream cheese

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Violife Creamy Original Vegan Cheese is the best plain vegan cheese of 2019, as voted by vegan cheese lovers from all around the world.

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/violife-creamy-original-vegan-cheese

 

The Best Vegan Provolone Cheese

follow your heart provolone vegan cheese

Follow Your Heart Provolone is the best vegan provolone for 2019, as voted on by vegan cheese and plant based cheese lovers like you throughout the year.

"You’ll want to eat this delicious vegan cheese right out of the package. Follow Your Heart vegan Provolone cheese is as full-flavored as the Italian classic, with a creamy taste and texture that’s so irresistible, you wont be able to stop at one bite. Use this cheese anywhere you would use a dairy Provolone."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/follow-your-heart-provolone-vegan-c…

 

The Best Red Leicester Vegan Cheese

The best vegan red leicester of 2019 is:

sheese vegan red leicester cheese

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Sheese Red Leicester is the best vegan red leicester of 2019, as voted on by you and other vegan cheese lovers throughout 2019.

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/sheese-red-leicester-style-onion-ve…

 

The Best Ricotta Vegan Cheese 

What is the best vegan ricotta of 2019?

kitehill ricotta vegan cheese

Kitehill Ricotta Vegan Cheese is the best vegan ricotta of 2019, as voted on by you and other vegan cheese lovers throughout the year.

"Made from creamy almond milk, our silky dairy-free ricotta alternative is incredibly versatile; use it in savory recipes, such as lasagna, or in place of mascarpone in desserts."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/kitehill-ricotta-vegan-cream-cheese

 

The Best Smoked Vegan Cheese

What is the best vegan smoked vegan cheese of 2019?

sheese smoked style vegan german cheese

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Sheese Smoked German Style is the best smoked vegan cheese of 2019, as voted on by you and many other vegan cheese lovers throughout the year.

"Smoked German style Sheese is a rich creamy tasting Sheese, which is ideal for calzones (stuffed pizzas), potato bakes, bagels, or in wraps and salads, giving your food that hint of smoked ham – so popular in many countries' cuisine – but without ever harming a single adorable pig."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/sheese-smoked-german-style-vegan-ch…

 

The Best Spiced Vegan Cheese 

What is the best spiced vegan cheese of 2019?

tyne chease zataar vegan cheese

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Tyne Chease Zatar is the best spiced vegan cheese of 2019 as voted on by you and thousands of other vegan cheese lovers?

"Even those already familiar with the middle eastern spice of za’atar will be intrigued! This fascinating fusion of herb, spice and seed lends a mysterious but gentle flavour to the cheaseboard."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/tyne-chease-zaatar-spice-vegan-chee…

 

The Best Wensleydale Vegan Cheese

The best vegan wensleydale of 2019 is:

sheese vegan wensleydale cheese

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Sheese Wensleydale With Cranberries is the best vegan wensleydale of 2019, as voted on by you and thousands of other vegan cheese lovers throughout 2019.

"We’re so excited, our first fruity dairy free cheese! Like our other Sheeses, it’s made with coconut oil and is perfect for specialist diets and kosher and vegan cuisine."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/sheese-wensleydale-style-cranberrie…

 

The Best Vegan Cheese of 2019 To Cook With, Eat Raw and for Melting

Just like above, we have taken the hundreds and thousands of ratings from all vegan cheeses on the site from 2019 and compiled those here.

We look at cheeses for cooking with, melting and to eat raw.

 

Best Vegan Cheese For Cooking

Looking for a vegan cheese to cook with, to add to sauces, put in to pies, make soup with and much more?

Which is the best vegan cheese in 2019 for cooking?

follow your heart smoked gouda vegan cheese

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Follow Your Heart Smoked Gouda is the best vegan cheese for cooking with in 2019.

"Elevate your cheese party with this decadent hickory-smoked Gouda. Pair this Gouda with caramelized onions for a gourmet Panini or add it to mac n cheese for a sophisticated take on the American classic!"

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/follow-your-heart-smoked-gouda-vega…

 

Best Vegan Cheese For Melting

Looking for a vegan cheese perfect for pizzas, grilled cheese sandwich and for melting in other meals?

What is the best vegan cheese for melting?

applewood smoky vegan cheese best for melting

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Applewood Smoky Vegan Cheese is the best vegan cheese of 2019 for melting, as voted by you and many other vegan cheese lovers throughout 2019.

"Smooth and creamy, with added B12 & Calcium. It MELTS BEAUTIFULLY so try it on your toasties, pizzas, pastas, baked potatoes or even fondue."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/applewood-smoky-vegan-cheese

 

Best Raw Vegan Cheese

What is the best raw vegan cheese to have on crackers and shove straight in your mouth?

sheese creamy garlic herb vegan cheese

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Sheese Creamy Garlic and Herb vegan cheese is the best vegan cheese in 2019 to eat raw and put on crackers.

"Garlic & Herb Creamy Sheese is so versatile: it tastes great on toasted bagels & muffins, or spread thickly on toasted crumpets. But stirred into your favourite sauces or soups, it will definitely make them creamier and thicker. Garlic & Herb is also ideal in mashed potato or melted on fresh new potatoes, asparagus or peas (and here’s a thought – why not try using it on its own instead of margarine?)."

https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/sheese-creamy-garlic-and-herb-vegan…

Discover Other Vegan Cheeses

Thinking of going vegan but finding it hard to quit dairy cheese?

We have the biggest database of vegan cheeses anywhere online at our discovery app

Go check it out as we're sure you can find a new favorite or first vegan cheese that you love!