Vegan Cheese Available in the UK

vegan cheese options available in the united kingdom uk

Interested in vegan cheese available in the UK? We're right there with you and this is one of the first questions we ever asked when we went vegan and plant based years ago.

What vegan cheese options are in the UK and are any of them any good?

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Interested in vegan cheese available in the UK? We're right there with you and this is one of the first questions we ever asked when we went vegan and plant based years ago.

What vegan cheese options are in the UK and are any of them any good?

One of the last animal based food types we quit was dairy cheese, so finding the best vegan cheese in the UK was a top priority when we originally went vegan.

How Many Vegan Cheeses In the UK

We launched VeganCheese.co in 2019 and since then have accumulated and found nearly 400 vegan cheeses that are available in the UK. At the time of writing there are 387 vegan cheeses available to buy in store, online and at vegan markets around the united kingdom.

Below we look at all the options you have whether you're purchasing in person, in store, or want to browse online and get your vegan cheese delivered.

As some of us are based in the United Kingdom, we were keen to make sure we had the answer to this question and you can get a definitive answer to this by going to our vegan cheese discovery tool here which literally lists every vegan cheese available to buy in the UK today, online and in shops https://www.vegancheese.co/discover/location-available/united-kingdom-674 as well as vegan cheese from all around the world.

This post and article aims to break down all the choices in to groups and explain what is available and where you can get it.

Whether you're looking for a vegan cream cheese, a cheddar, blue plant based cheese or mozarella, with nearly 400 choices, you're bound to find something that you fall in love with.

 

Best Vegan Cheese in the UK

This list of 10 vegan cheeses shows the best vegan and plant based cheeses available to buy in the UK today according to it's overall star rating, as voted on by awesome vegans like you!

At the moment these are the best 10 vegan cheeses in the UK

If you've tried any vegan cheese in the past, you can leave a review on them and even rate them to help others go vegan in the future. All you have to do is head to a vegan cheese you have tried by using the discovery tool and reviewing them at the bottom of their product page, it only takes a few seconds and you don't even have to register.

You can also head over to the vegan cheese discovery tool and sort all the vegan cheeses by their overall rating, how well they melt, how good they are to cook with or even how similar they are to animal based cheeses and their family type.

Here are the best vegan cheese to eat raw available in the UK from the vegan cheese discovery tool and the best vegan cheese that melts available in the UK.

Image Title Buy Rating
Violife Vegan Cheese with Herbs Block Violife Vegan Cheese with Herbs Block
Average: 7 (4 votes)
I Am Nut OK Nero Minded Vegan Cheese I Am Nut OK Nero Minded Vegan Cheese
Average: 10 (5 votes)
Tyne Chease Dill Vegan Cheese Tyne Chease Dill Vegan Cheese
Average: 9.7 (3 votes)
Violife Original Organic Vegan Cheese Slices Violife Original Organic Vegan Cheese Slices
Average: 8 (4 votes)
I Am Nut Cashewlater Garlicky and Herby Vegan Cream Cheese I Am Nut Cashewlater Garlicky and Herby Vegan Cream Cheese
Average: 8 (3 votes)
I Am Nut OK Oh Grate Vegan Cheese I Am Nut OK Oh Grate Vegan Cheese
Average: 10 (4 votes)
Violife Smoked Flavour Organic Vegan Cheese Slices Violife Smoked Flavour Organic Vegan Cheese Slices
Average: 8 (3 votes)
I Am Nut OK C'e Dairy Mature Cheddar Vegan Cheese I Am Nut OK C'e Dairy Mature Cheddar Vegan Cheese
Average: 9.5 (4 votes)
I Am Nut OK G.O.A.T Italian Herb Vegan Cheese I Am Nut OK G.O.A.T Italian Herb Vegan Cheese
Average: 9.6 (5 votes)
Violife Epic Mature Cheddar Vegan Cheese Block Violife Epic Mature Cheddar Vegan Cheese Block
Average: 9 (9 votes)

UK Vegan Cheese Online

If you want to search through vegan cheeses available online, there are a number of online stores that will deliver in the UK, most of which are entirely vegan and sell an array of vegan and plant based cheeses to those residing here.

You will find anywhere from a handful of vegan cheeses to about 50 depending on the online store you are looking through.

Buying Vegan Cheese Online

When you buy vegan cheese online, you will receive your vegan cheese usually within 24 hours of dispatch from where you bought the plant based cheese from.

They will always come chilled in foil packs and with cold blocks or freeze blocks added to keep them cold whilst they are being delivered.

We have never had an issue with this and most vegan cheese sellers use recyclable packaging and freeze bags which we thought was a nice idea.

If you are buying non-chilled vegan cheese online, which there are plenty of options for, you will get them delivered usually in cardboard boxes, just like other jarred and tubbed foods.

Vegan Cheese Brand Stores

You will find a lot of vegan cheese brands that are sold and also made in the united kingdom sell their own dairy free cheese online on their own store fronts.

Companies such as https://www.tynechease.com/shop sell all of their cheeses they make in their shop online, so you can put an order in for any of their cheeses, knowing you can get them delivered to your home.

Here are a number of other UK based vegan cheese brands that sell through their own online shop.

We recommend finding vegan cheeses you are interested in and seeing if they sell them online first. If they don't sell them online, you can usually find a stockists info on their website.

Online Stores That Sell Vegan Cheese

There are many health food and vegan online stores now that stock vegan cheeses of all kinds. Some will sell just a handful, whilst others have huge ranges of vegan cheese in the UK.

Vegan Kind Supermarket

https://www.thevegankindsupermarket.com/c/cheese

One of the biggest online stores that sells vegan cheese is Vegan Kind Supermarket. We link to them for the cheeses in our database which they have in stock and can be bought online.

Ocado

https://www.ocado.com/webshop/startWebshop.do

Ocado are not entirely vegan, but are the largest solely online supermarket store where you can do full food shops through their website.

They also create and sell a number of their own vegan cheeses which is why we have added them here.

Planet Organic

https://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-cheese/

Planet Organic sells mostly organic fresh food and also vegan cheese options, it doesn't have the largest selection of vegan cheeses but there are a few if you usually shop on their store.

They currently stock over 46 dairy free cheese choices for those in the UK.

Yumbles

https://www.yumbles.com/vegan-and-free-from/vegan/vegan-meat-and-cheese…

Yumbles.com is another similar online store, sort of like Etsy but for food and you'll find a range of plant based cheese options on their site.

List of Vegan Cheeses in the UK

Below you can see a complete list of vegan cheeses available in the UK to buy. 

We have put it in table form for easy viewing but is just a snapshot of what can be seen on our discovery page. You can scroll through the table to see what options you have both online and in store in the united kingdom.

Image Title Buy Rating
Mouse's Favourite Camblue Artisan Vegan Blue Cheese Mouse's Favourite Camblue Artisan Vegan Blue Cheese
Average: 10 (5 votes)
Nature & Moi Red Cheddar Vegan Block Nature & Moi Red Cheddar Vegan Block
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Tomm Pousse Le CamemVert à l’Ail Noir Vegan Camembert Cheese with Black Garlic Tomm Pousse Le CamemVert à l’Ail Noir Vegan Camembert Cheese with Black Garlic
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Green Goaty Soft Cheddar Style Vegan Cheese Green Goaty Soft Cheddar Style Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
MozzaRisella Smoked Vegan Mozzarella MozzaRisella Smoked Vegan Mozzarella
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Violife Creamy Cheddar & Onion Vegan Cheese Violife Creamy Cheddar & Onion Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Soul Cheeze Vegan Smoked Cheeze Soul Cheeze Vegan Smoked Cheeze
Average: 9 (4 votes)
Engevita Nutritional Yeast Flakes Engevita Nutritional Yeast Flakes
Average: 9 (2 votes)
I am Nut OK Miner Threat Charcoal Vegan Cheese I am Nut OK Miner Threat Charcoal Vegan Cheese
Average: 10 (5 votes)
ASDA Free From Double Gloucester Alternative with Onion & Chive Vegan Cheese ASDA Free From Double Gloucester Alternative with Onion & Chive Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)

Vegan Cheese in UK Supermarkets

The UK has seen a huge surge in vegan cheese and dairy free alternatives in the last few years with a number of supermarkets leading the way with choices.

Below you can see which supermarkets sell their own vegan cheese and other brands.

  • Tesco
  • Asda
  • Morrisons
  • Sainsburys
  • Waitrose

As well as supermarket branded vegan cheeses, you will also find other vegan cheeses they stock from other brands, most of these choices will be:

  • Sheese
  • Violife
  • Applewood
  • Koko
  • and others

Vegan Cheeses by Asda

Here are vegan cheeses which are available to buy in Asda, these are all made by Asda and sold with their name as a vegan branded cheese.

Asda, like other supermarkets in the UK also sell other vegan cheese brands in store too.

Image Title Buy Rating
Asda Free From Grated Cheddar Alternative Vegan Cheese Asda Free From Grated Cheddar Alternative Vegan Cheese
Average: 1 (3 votes)
ASDA Free From Grated Mozzarella Alternative Vegan Cheese ASDA Free From Grated Mozzarella Alternative Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
ASDA Free From Garlic & Herb Soft Cheese Alternative Vegan Cheese ASDA Free From Garlic & Herb Soft Cheese Alternative Vegan Cheese
Average: 8 (3 votes)
ASDA Free From Double Gloucester Alternative with Onion & Chive Vegan Cheese ASDA Free From Double Gloucester Alternative with Onion & Chive Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
ASDA Free From Soft Cheese Alternative Vegan Cheese ASDA Free From Soft Cheese Alternative Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
ASDA Free From Garlic & Chive Cheddar Alternative Vegan Cheese ASDA Free From Garlic & Chive Cheddar Alternative Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
ASDA Free From Blue Cheese Alternative Vegan Cheese ASDA Free From Blue Cheese Alternative Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)

Vegan Cheeses by Morrisons

Here are cheeses available to buy and made by Morrisons supermarket.

They also sell other vegan cheeses by other brands but the cheeses you see below are Morrisons own brand.

Image Title Buy Rating
Morrisons Taste Free From Vegan Cheddar Cheese Morrisons Taste Free From Vegan Cheddar Cheese
Average: 9.8 (4 votes)
Morrisons Taste Free From Red Leciester Vegan Cheese Slices Morrisons Taste Free From Red Leciester Vegan Cheese Slices
Average: 8.8 (6 votes)
Morrisons Taste Free From Edam Vegan Cheese Slices Morrisons Taste Free From Edam Vegan Cheese Slices
Average: 7 (3 votes)
Morrisons Free From Wensleydale With Cranberries Vegan Cheese Morrisons Free From Wensleydale With Cranberries Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Morrisons Free From Cheddar & Caramelised Onion Vegan Cheese Morrisons Free From Cheddar & Caramelised Onion Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Morrisons Free From Garlic & Herb Soft Vegan Cheese Morrisons Free From Garlic & Herb Soft Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Morrisons Free From French Style Garlic & Herb Cheese Alternative Roule Vegan Cheese Morrisons Free From French Style Garlic & Herb Cheese Alternative Roule Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Morrisons Free From Original Soft Cheese Alternative Vegan Cheese Morrisons Free From Original Soft Cheese Alternative Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)

Vegan Cheeses by Tesco

Here are the available vegan cheeses made and sold by Tesco supermarkets in the UK.

They also sell a number of other vegan cheeses by other brands and probably have the largest selection of plant based cheeses of any UK supermarket on their shelves.

Below you can see the Tesco branded vegan cheeses, which you may find similar to Sheese as they re badge their cheese and rebrand as Tesco Vegan Cheese.

Image Title Buy Rating
Tesco Free From Grated Mozarella Vegan Cheese Tesco Free From Grated Mozarella Vegan Cheese
Average: 9 (1 vote)
Tesco Free From Alternative To Mature Cheddar Vegan Cheese Tesco Free From Alternative To Mature Cheddar Vegan Cheese
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Tesco Free From Jalapeno and Chilli Cheddar Vegan Cheese Tesco Free From Jalapeno and Chilli Cheddar Vegan Cheese
Average: 7.7 (3 votes)
Tesco Free From Wensleydale and Cranberry Vegan Cheese Tesco Free From Wensleydale and Cranberry Vegan Cheese
Average: 9.7 (3 votes)
Tesco Free From Coconut Oil Alternative To Soft Vegan Cheese Tesco Free From Coconut Oil Alternative To Soft Vegan Cheese
Average: 9 (1 vote)
Tesco Free From Garlic and Herb Soft Vegan Cheese Tesco Free From Garlic and Herb Soft Vegan Cheese
Average: 8 (2 votes)

Vegan Cheeses by Sainsburys

Here are vegan and plant based cheeses made by Sainsburys supermarkets in the UK.

They are the supermarket that coined Gary Cheese a couple of years ago which created a lot of discussion around vegan cheese.

Like other supermarkets they sell other vegan cheese brands too, so make sure to check them out if you're local.

Image Title Buy Rating
Sainsbury's Deliciously Free From Grated Cheddar-Style Vegan Cheese Sainsbury's Deliciously Free From Grated Cheddar-Style Vegan Cheese
Average: 7.7 (3 votes)
Sainsbury's Deliciously Free From Original Coconut Based alternative To Soft Cheese Vegan Cheese Sainsbury's Deliciously Free From Original Coconut Based alternative To Soft Cheese Vegan Cheese
Average: 7.3 (3 votes)
Sainsbury's Deliciously Free From Garlic & Herb Coconut Based Alternative To Soft Cheese Vegan Cheese Sainsbury's Deliciously Free From Garlic & Herb Coconut Based Alternative To Soft Cheese Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Sainsbury's Deliciously Free From Cheddar Style With Onion Coconut Based Alternative To Cheese Vegan Cheese Sainsbury's Deliciously Free From Cheddar Style With Onion Coconut Based Alternative To Cheese Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Sainsburys Deliciously Free From Wensleydale-Style with Cranberries Vegan Cheese Sainsburys Deliciously Free From Wensleydale-Style with Cranberries Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Sainsbury's Deliciously Free From Grated Italian-Style Hard Vegan Cheese Sainsbury's Deliciously Free From Grated Italian-Style Hard Vegan Cheese
Average: 7.7 (3 votes)

Vegan Cheeses Made and Sold by Waitrose

Here we have a complete list of available cheeses that are made and sold by Waitrose UK.

They sell their own branded vegan cheese as well as other vegan cheese by other brands.

Below you can see their own plant based cheese and what kinds of cheese they sell in their stores.

Image Title Buy Rating
Waitrose Vegan Original Cheese Block Waitrose Vegan Original Cheese Block
Average: 4 (3 votes)
Waitrose Vegan Original Cheese Slices Waitrose Vegan Original Cheese Slices
Average: 8 (4 votes)
Waitrose Vegan Original Cheese Grated Waitrose Vegan Original Cheese Grated
Average: 2 (3 votes)
Waitrose Vegan Original Soft Spreadable Cheese Waitrose Vegan Original Soft Spreadable Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)

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!