Guide to Vegan Parmesan Cheese

vegan parmesan cheese

In this guide we look at everything that is vegan parmesan cheese, or as some brands have called in the past, parme sans.

Just like animal based parmesan cheese, the vegan alternative to parmesan comes in hard, wedge shaped or already grated options.

Below we look at the best rated vegan parmesan cheese, parmesan flavours and how plant based parmesan is made.

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In this guide we look at everything that is vegan parmesan cheese, or as some brands have called in the past, parme sans.

Just like animal based parmesan cheese, the vegan alternative to parmesan comes in hard, wedge shaped or already grated options.

Below we look at the best rated vegan parmesan cheese, parmesan flavours and how plant based parmesan is made.

At the bottom we will also include a list of all the vegan parmesans that are available to buy and eat, today.

 

What is Vegan Parmesan

Is it anything like animal parmesan? Is it the same as nutritional yeast? What about grated italian style cheeses?

Well, if you're after stinky dry vegan cheese you can definitely find that in vegan alternatives and with some of the options below we think that a few of them that we have tried are very much like parmesan in taste.

Is Nutritional Yeast Parmesan?

It is often referred to as vegan parmesan, it's fortified yeast which usually comes in flake form, but because of it's nutty and cheesy aroma can be substituted as parmesan and that is why sometimes it is called vegan parmesan.

Grated Italian vegan cheese is sometimes called this because the brand doesn't or can't use the name parmesan. But we have many vegan and plant based parmesan alternatives in our database which use the word parmesan in their title.

Personally, we treat vegan parmesan and nutritional yeast just like real parmesan. If we're eating out, when a waitress or waiter comes over and offers you parmesan on top of your pizza, salad or pasta dish, we always used to oblige.

Now as vegans, we find if we're going to a non-vegan restaurant that has a few vegan dishes, we pull out a little shaker and add some of our favourite parmesans on to the top of our meals.

We wonder if anyone else does this? We can't be the only ones.

Is Vegan Parmesan Dairy Free

Yes, veganism in a nut-shell is non-animal based foods, so this means no dairy, and this means that all the vegan cheeses are lactose free as well.

Sometimes it can also be referred to as plant based and at the time of writing there are over 30 dairy free vegan parmesan cheeses to discover.

We are continually adding to the database of vegan cheeses and as time goes on, there will be more and more vegan parmesan cheeses available. Check out our discovery app to see the entire database of vegan cheeses available, including parmesan and other cheese families.

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The Best Vegan Parmesan Cheese

If you're looking for the best vegan parmesan, here we have created a list of the 6 best plant based parmesan cheeses.

These ratings are based on votes from vegan cheese lovers just like yourself.

Each vegan cheese can be rated by anyone on the cheeses page. As well as an overall rating, there are also ratings which show how good these cheeses are on crackers, what they're like to cook with and also how similar they are to their dairy and animal counterpart.

You can see a rating out of 10 for each vegan parmesan, which is the overall rating for each cheese. If you'd like to see more options, you can head to the discovery app and see the entire list and look deeper in to the world of vegan cheeses.

 

Average: 10 (3 votes)
Average: 8.5 (2 votes)
Average: 7.2 (13 votes)
Average: 7.8 (4 votes)
Average: 8.9 (7 votes)
Average: 8.5 (2 votes)

Complete List of Vegan Parmesan Cheeses

If you just want to see a complete list of available parmesan vegan cheeses, here it is.

This is taken from the discovery app for vegan cheeses, which is the biggest database of plant based and vegan cheese alternatives, anywhere.

We've simply filtered to show the type of parmesan so you see alternatives and put them in to this easy to use table.

We're sure that you will find a new vegan alternative to parmesan that you love to put in to your meals.

Title Rating
Alive and Wild Macadamia Nut Cheddar Shards Vegan Cheese Alive and Wild Macadamia Nut Cheddar Shards Vegan Cheese
Average: 8.9 (7 votes)
Alternative Dairy Co Hard Italian Vegan Cheese Alternative Dairy Co Hard Italian Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Angel Food Dairy Free Parmesan Style Vegan Cheese Angel Food Dairy Free Parmesan Style Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (5 votes)
Anthony's Premium Nutritional Yeast Flakes Anthony's Premium Nutritional Yeast Flakes
Average: 9.4 (5 votes)
Artisan Raw Organic Parmesan Cashew Cheese Artisan Raw Organic Parmesan Cashew Cheese
Average: 7 (1 vote)
AVS Organic Foods Kinda Cheese Non Dairy Cheese Nut Parmesan Organic Almond & Cashew AVS Organic Foods Kinda Cheese Non Dairy Cheese Nut Parmesan Organic Almond & Cashew
Average: 7 (2 votes)
AVS Organic Foods Kinda Cheese Parmesan Style Pepitas & Sunflower Vegan Cheese AVS Organic Foods Kinda Cheese Parmesan Style Pepitas & Sunflower Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Bedda Zum Streuen Granvegano Vegan Cheese Bedda Zum Streuen Granvegano Vegan Cheese
Average: 7.8 (4 votes)
Betta Foods B12 Nutritional Yeast Betta Foods B12 Nutritional Yeast
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Bob's Red Mill Nutritional Yeast Flakes Bob's Red Mill Nutritional Yeast Flakes
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning Shaker Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning Shaker
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Casa del Fermentino Ciconia Italian Fermentio Vegan Cheese Casa del Fermentino Ciconia Italian Fermentio Vegan Cheese
Average: 5.7 (3 votes)
Casa Del Fermentino Grattino Vegan Cheese Casa Del Fermentino Grattino Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Dairy-Free Down Under Cashew Parmesan Style Vegan Cheese Dairy-Free Down Under Cashew Parmesan Style Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Engevita Nutritional Yeast Flakes Engevita Nutritional Yeast Flakes
Average: 9.7 (3 votes)
Follow Your Heart Parmesan Style Vegan Cheese Shreds Follow Your Heart Parmesan Style Vegan Cheese Shreds
Average: 5 (6 votes)
Follow Your Heart Parmesan Style Vegan Cheese Shreds Jar Follow Your Heart Parmesan Style Vegan Cheese Shreds Jar
Average: 9 (4 votes)
Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheese Pizzeria Blend Shreds Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheese Pizzeria Blend Shreds
No votes yet
Foods Alive Nutritional Yeast Flakes Foods Alive Nutritional Yeast Flakes
Average: 7 (2 votes)
From Nature UK Vegan Parma Cheese From Nature UK Parma Vegan Cheese
Average: 6 (3 votes)
Frontier Co-op Premium Nutritional Yeast Frontier Co-op Premium Nutritional Yeast
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Go Veggie Parmesan Topping Vegan Cheese Go Veggie Parmesan Topping Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Go Veggie Soy Free Parmesan Topping Vegan Cheese Go Veggie Soy Free Parmesan Topping Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Good Carma Parmesan Style Chilli Flavour Fusion Good Carma Parmesan Style Chilli Flavour Fusion
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Good Carma Parmesan Style Garlic Flavour Fusion Good Carma Parmesan Style Garlic Flavour Fusion
Average: 8 (2 votes)
Good Carma Parmesan Style Oregano Flavour Fusion Good Carma Parmesan Style Oregano Flavour Fusion
Average: 8 (2 votes)
Good Carma Parmesan Style Original Flavour Fusion Good Carma Parmesan Style Original Flavour Fusion
Average: 9 (2 votes)
Good Planet Foods Shredded Vegan Parmesan Good Planet Foods Shredded Vegan Parmesan
Average: 4.7 (6 votes)
Grawtitude Parmesan Style Vegan Cheese Grawtitude Parmesan Style Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Green Vie Parveggio Grated Vegan Cheese Green Vie Parveggio Grated Vegan Cheese
Average: 10 (4 votes)
Green Vie ParVeggio Wheel Vegan Cheese Block Green Vie ParVeggio Wheel Vegan Cheese Block
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Happy Cheeze Cashewsan Vegan Cheese Happy Cheeze Cashewsan Vegan Cheese
Average: 6.6 (5 votes)
I Am Nut OK Oh Grate Vegan Cheese I Am Nut OK Oh Grate Vegan Cheese
Average: 9.2 (5 votes)
Il CashewFicio Il Cashew-Sano Vegan Cheese Il CashewFicio Il Cashew-Sano Vegan Cheese
Average: 9 (3 votes)
Kinda Co Italian Style Vegan Cheese Kinda Co Italian Style Vegan Cheese
Average: 5.3 (3 votes)
Koliós Vegan Italian Style Pasta Topping Vegan Cheese Koliós Vegan Italian Style Pasta Topping Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Made with Plants Vegan Parmesan style Shreds Made with Plants Vegan Parmesan style Shreds
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Marigold Engevita Iron & Vit D Yeast Flakes Marigold Engevita Iron & Vit D Yeast Flakes
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Marigold Engevita Organic Yeast Flakes Marigold Engevita Organic Yeast Flakes
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Marigold Engevita Protein & Fibre Yeast Flakes Marigold Engevita Protein & Fibre Yeast Flakes
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Marigold Super Engevita Vitamin D Yeast Flakes Marigold Super Engevita Vitamin D Yeast Flakes
Average: 9 (3 votes)
Max & Bien Vecorino Vegan Cheese Max & Bien Vecorino Vegan Cheese
Average: 7.8 (4 votes)
MozzaRisella Pasta Dura Vegan Cheese MozzaRisella Pasta Dura Vegan Cheese
Average: 4 (3 votes)
Nafsika's Garden Parmesan Style Vegan Cheese Nafsika's Garden Parmesan Style Vegan Cheese
Average: 7.8 (4 votes)
Notorious Nooch Co Cheesy Immature Nooch Notorious Nooch Co Cheesy Immature Nooch
Average: 7 (2 votes)
NOW Supplements Nutritional Yeast Flakes Fortified with Additional B-Vitamins NOW Supplements Nutritional Yeast Flakes Fortified with Additional B-Vitamins
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Nutcrafter Creamery Parmavegan Vegan Cheese Nutcrafter Creamery Parmavegan Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Pangea Foods Organic Gondino Aged Vegan Cheese Block Pangea Foods Organic Gondino Aged Vegan Cheese Block
Average: 8.5 (2 votes)
Pangea Foods Organic Gondino Grated Vegan Cheese Pangea Foods Organic Gondino Grated Vegan Cheese
Average: 7.8 (4 votes)
Pangea Foods Organic Gondino Peperoncino with Chili Flakes Vegan Cheese Pangea Foods Organic Gondino Vegan Cheese Block with Peppercorns
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Pangea Foods Organic Gondino Vegan Cheese Block with Herbs Pangea Foods Organic Gondino Vegan Cheese Block with Herbs
Average: 7 (3 votes)
Pangea Foods Organic Gondino Vegan Cheese Block with Peppercorns Pangea Foods Organic Gondino Vegan Cheese Block with Peppercorns
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Pangea Foods Organic Gondino Vegan Cheese Block with Truffle Pangea Foods Organic Gondino Vegan Cheese Block with Truffle
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Parma! Better Than Bacon Alternative to Parmesan Parma! Better Than Bacon Alternative to Parmesan
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Parma! Chipotle Cayenne Pepper Smokey Vegan Cheese Parmesan Alternative Parma! Chipotle Cayenne Pepper Smokey Vegan Cheese Parmesan Alternative
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Parma! Garlicky Green Vegan Cheese Alternative to Parmesan Parma! Garlicky Green Vegan Cheese Alternative to Parmesan
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Parma! Original Vegan Cheese Alternative to Parmesan Parma! Original Vegan Cheese Alternative to Parmesan
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Pimp My Salad Vegan Cashew Parmesan Cheese Substitute Pimp My Salad Vegan Cashew Parmesan Cheese Substitute
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Pimp My Salad Vegan Hemp Parmesan Cheese Pimp My Salad Vegan Hemp Parmesan Cheese
Average: 7 (3 votes)
Plant Menu Nutritional Yeast Flakes by Aldi Plant Menu Nutritional Yeast Flakes by Aldi
Average: 10 (2 votes)
Pop Zest Artisan Vegan Cheese Topping Pop Zest Artisan Vegan Cheese Topping
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Rosie & Riffy Italian Mix Creamy Cashew Wheel Rosie & Riffy Italian Mix Creamy Cashew Wheel
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Sheese Grated Vegan Cheese Hard Italian Style Sheese Grated Vegan Cheese Hard Italian Style
Average: 7.4 (5 votes)
Soft Spot Foods Parmezan Vegan Cheese Soft Spot Foods Parmezan Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Tansy's Kitchen Cashew Almond Parmesan Tansy's Kitchen Cashew Almond Parmesan
Average: 7 (3 votes)
Tesco Free From Alternative To Hard Italian Cheese Tesco Free From Alternative To Hard Italian Cheese
Average: 7 (1 vote)
The Frauxmagerie Plant Parm Vegan Cheese The Frauxmagerie Plant Parm Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (4 votes)
The Mighty Nooch Nahmesan Italian Style Cheeze The Mighty Nooch Nahmesan Italian Style Cheeze
Average: 10 (14 votes)
The Vreamery Hard Cheese Flavour Artichoke Garlic Vegan Cheese Pate The Vreamery Hard Cheese Flavour Artichoke Garlic Vegan Cheese Pate
Average: 10 (3 votes)
The Vreamery Nut Free Hard Italian Vegan Cheese Alternative The Vreamery Nut Free Hard Italian Vegan Cheese Alternative
Average: 9 (3 votes)
Three Girls Vegan Creamery Alternative to Parmesan Vegan Cheese Three Girls Vegan Creamery Alternative to Parmesan Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Tyromancy Hard Parmesan Vegan Cheese Tyromancy Hard Parmesan Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Vbites Vegan Italian Hard Block Cheese Vbites Vegan Italian Hard Block Cheese
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Veggie Karma Karmesan Vegan Cheese Veggie Karma Karmesan Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
VeGourmet Italian Style Vegan Cheese VeGourmet Italian Style Vegan Cheese
Average: 8.4 (9 votes)
Vegusto No Moo Piquant Vegan Cheese Vegusto No Moo Piquant Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Vemondo Italian Style Vegan Cheese Vemondo Italian Style Vegan Cheese
Average: 5.8 (23 votes)
Violife Prosociano Wedge Vegan Cheese Violife Prosociano Wedge Vegan Cheese
Average: 6.6 (20 votes)
Willicroft This is Not Grated Cheese Vegan Parmesan Willicroft Vegan Cheese This is Not Parmesan
Average: 7.2 (13 votes)
Yogan Creamery Vegan Almond Parmesan Yogan Creamery Vegan Almond Parmesan
Average: 8.5 (2 votes)

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