Vegan Dairy Cheese Made With Non-Animal Whey and Casein Proteins is Here

Vegan Dairy Cheese Made With Non-Animal Whey and Casein Proteins is Here

The year is 2023 and we are ready to tell the world about vegan dairy cheese.

The year is 2023 and we are ready to tell the world about vegan dairy cheese.

Vegan dairy cheese goes by a few names, lab grown cheese, cultivated cheese and we've written quite a bit about it in our intro to what lab grown cheese is.

This article won't go in to great depth about what vegan dairy cheese is, but will focus more on what is now available to buy and to try.

What Is Vegan Dairy Cheese

We will be brief, vegan dairy cheese is cheese, but without the animal.

That is as simply as it can be put, to expand on this a little, a number of companies around the world, now make the animal protein whey and casein but they do this with plants rather than taking it from an animal.

And if you're taking it from an animal, it means you're taking it from its calf.

And from this non-animal whey or casein, they produce vegan dairy cheese just as they would in the dairy industry, but without the original input of an animal.

These are the words from Perfect Day, one of the vegan dairy companies spearheading this change in the industry.

Our dairy products are made with animal-free milk protein from our ingredient partners at Perfect Day. The milk protein gives our ice cream the same taste and texture of traditional dairy with no lactose and a fraction of the environmental impact (plus no animals used means no animals harmed!).

Instead of milking cows, Perfect Day uses a process called precision fermentation to create milk proteins from microflora (like yeast) and plants. The precision fermentation process looks a lot like the fermentation process used to make kombucha or beer, and the output is pure milk protein – no lactose, no hormones, no antibiotics. It’s dairy, made better.

So with the vegan dairy, it seems that most companies right now are creating an "ingredient", basically the milk either in liquid or powdered form and from there other companies who want to make vegan dairy cheese are using this vegan dairy ingredient to make vegan dairy cheese.

Just as dairy cheese companies would once they receive their order of cows milk but without the dairy, without the lactose and without the suffering.

What Vegan Dairy Cheese Is Available

Now that you know what it is, you'll probably want to know what vegan dairy is available to buy, well you've come to the right place.

We have the biggest database of vegan cheese anywhere online, with almost 2000 vegan cheese and counting in our one of a kind vegan cheese database.

We have manually added every single vegan cheese to this database and with that, very specific data and information about each cheese, and one of those specifics data points, is how it is made.

Below you'll see a live snapshot from our database which shows vegan dairy cheeses that are available to buy today! Simply select the country you are from and that will help narrow the options down.

As you can see, there aren't that many of them and they are mostly all cream cheeses.

Because the list you see below is a snapshot of what is available from our live database of vegan cheeses, it means whenever we add new vegan cheeses to it, which is almost daily, when we add vegan dairy cheese, it will automatically appear here, right below for you to search through.

And you can always head on over to our one of a kind database and search by ingredients composition to find cultivated vegan dairy, which will show you the same list as below, but you can further filter to your specific requirements to find your next favourite cheese.

Title Buy Rating Alternative to Available
Nature's Fynd Chive & Onion Vegan Cream Cheese Nature's Fynd Chive & Onion Vegan Cream Cheese
Average: 5.5 (4 votes)
herb, cultured United States
Nature's Fynd Dairy Free Original Cream Cheese Nature's Fynd Dairy Free Original Cream Cheese
Average: 9.8 (9 votes)
plain, cultured United States
Nurishh Chive & Onion Animal Free Cream Cheese Spread Nurishh Chive & Onion Animal Free Cream Cheese Spread
Average: 7 (2 votes)
herb United States
Nurishh Original Animal Free Cream Cheese Spread Nurishh Original Animal Free Cream Cheese Spread
Average: 7 (1 vote)
plain United States
Nurishh Strawberry Animal Free Cream Cheese Spread Nurishh Strawberry Animal Free Cream Cheese Spread
Average: 6.5 (2 votes)
fruity United States

What Does the Future Hold for Vegan Dairy Cheese

So we have seen our first releases of vegan dairy cheese in 2023, what do we see on the horizon for this section of the vegan cheese industry?

We know for sure that there are a handful of companies that will be releasing their cheese to market.

New Culture will be one of the next companies, after Perfect Day to be releasing their vegan dairy to the world.

An intimate group of leading chefs, culinary influencers and media gathered at Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles last night to taste the world's first animal-free, dairy mozzarella. Hosted by renowned chef Nancy Silverton the debut event showcased the revolutionary first product from New Culture, a Bay Area food company dedicated to creating sustainable, animal-free dairy.

As part of New Culture's partnership with Silverton, the event gave guests the first chance to experience this first-of-its-kind mozzarella, which will be launching on Pizzeria Mozza's menu in 2024.

So you'll soon be seeing vegan dairy mozzarella which is animal-free coming to the market in the next few months.

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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!