Winners of the Vegan Cheese Awards 2020

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It's January 2021 which means, we've just finished voting for the best vegan cheeses of 2020. There has been a record breaking amount of people signing up for veganuary this year which echoed in the number of votes we had to find the best vegan and plant-based cheeses of last year.

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It's January 2021 which means, we've just finished voting for the best vegan cheeses of 2020. There has been a record breaking amount of people signing up for veganuary this year which echoed in the number of votes we had to find the best vegan and plant-based cheeses of last year.

We saw a tonne of vegan cheeses come to market last year, with over 1000 vegan cheeses in our database and discovery tool which were all voted on by you awesome people!

The Best Vegan Cheeses of 2020

Welcome to the 2020 vegan cheese awards where we celebrate the best vegan and plant-based cheeses in a number of categories that were available to purchase within 2020.

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!

As we have the biggest database of vegan cheeses anywhere, we keep up the tradition of creating the vegan cheese awards, where you can vote on every and any vegan and plant based cheese you have tried in 2020. With your votes, we can find out the tastiest vegan cheeses and share that news with everyone, making it easier for people to find incredible vegan cheeses.

In 2019 we had over 350 vegan cheeses to vote on, in 2020 we had over 1000 vegan cheeses in our database which were all entered into the vegan cheese awards to find the best vegan cheese of the year.

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.

In total there are 24 vegan cheese award categories, covering the best types of cheeses and everything in-between. We would like to thank all the vegan cheese makers out there for creating their wonderful cheeses and doing so with compassion.

Head on below to find the best vegan cheese of 2020 and you can check out the winners of the 2019 vegan cheese awards here.

Best Vegan Cheese of 2020

The best vegan cheese of 2020, as voted by you, vegan and plant-based cheesed lovers, is the Violife Epic Mature Cheddar Flavour Vegan Cheese

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violife epic mature cheddar vegan cheese award 2020

Perfect to eat straight from the pack, our new EPIC MATURE Cheddar flavour block is our best block ever - deliciously crumbly, with protein and vitamin B12. Truly Epic!

https://violifefoods.com/product/epic-mature-cheddar-flavour-block/

Runner Up Best Vegan Cheese of 2020

And the runner up to the best vegan cheese of 2020 is the White Rabbit Kitchen Garlic Ash.

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white rabbit kitchen garlic ash vegan cheese award winner 2020

Our tasty, aged, plant-based cheese.

This cheese is made with oodles of sweet garlic before being aged for a deeper flavour. The final step is to add an activated charcoal rub to each and every cheese. This one feels like a WRK classic already!

https://whiterabbitkitchen.co.uk/shop/garlicash

Vegan Cheese Category Award Winners

Below are some of the most favoured and popular vegan cheese types. We have listed them all here so you can easily see the winners of each vegan cheese category below.

 

The Best Cultured Vegan Cheese of 2020

The winner of the cultured vegan cheese category for 2020 is Food by Sumear Trimma Greek-Inspired Cheese 

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food by sumear trimma greek inspired vegan cheese award 2020

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://foodbysumear.co.uk/products/trimma-greek-inspired-cultured-cheese

 

The Best Blue Vegan Cheese of 2020

Are you more of a blue fanatic and love that moldy and creamy taste? Here are the best blue vegan cheeses.

White Rabbit Kitchen Blue Style is the category winner for 2020.

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white rabbit kitchen blue style vegan cheese awards 2020

Aged for 6weeks with a tangy dark blue rind and blue veined interior, tasting just like its traditional dairy counterpart but of course 100% plant based.

Perfect on a cheeseboard, and delicious crumbled into a salad or on top of pasta dishes!

We make each and every cheese by hand using traditional cheese making techniques, but they are 100% plant based. A true alternative to dairy cheese.

Runner Up Vegan Blue Cheese

The runner up vegan blue for 2020 is The Vreamery Nut Free Blue Crumbles

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The Best Vegan Brie of 2020

The best vegan bries of 2020 are White Rabbit Kitchen Brie.

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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.

Try it with our Apple & Ginger chutney for that extra zing!

We make each and every cheese by hand using traditional cheese making techniques, but they are 100% plant based. A true alternative to dairy cheese.

https://whiterabbitkitchen.co.uk/shop/brie

Runner Up for Brie Vegan Cheese

And the runner up for the best vegan brie is Left Coast Culture To Brie or Not To Brie

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left coast culture to brie or not to brie vegan cheese awards 2020

A mellow, dairy-free, plant-based homage to the classic brie! Semi-soft with a smooth, buttery texture and subtle but pleasant umami undertone.

This one is a favourite on cheese boards or eaten with crusty bread and melts like an absolute dream! Best served at room temperature.

 

Winners of the Best Vegan Camembert for 2020

Going vegan doesn't mean you have to go without camembert, and below is a fantastic vegan offering!

The winner of the best vegan camembert cheese for 2020 is Honestly Tasty Shamembert

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Quickly becoming our best seller, Shamemberts are the real deal.

A staple for any cheeseboard, Shamemberts have an indulgently creamy centre, infused with truffle oil to create rich, earthy tones. Styled on Camembert, Shamemberts have an authentic rind which makes them perfect for baking, ideally with a loaf of crusty bread to hand.

https://honestlytasty.co.uk/products/shamembert

 Runner Up Vegan Camembert

The runner up for 2020 is the Tomm Pousee Le Camemvert.

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CamemVert is a vegetable specialty with a flowery rind made from organic cashew nuts, fermented and matured like its traditional counterpart.

You will be won over by its creaminess, its character and its delicate flowery rind. Around an aperitif and a good glass of wine, it is to be discovered by your most reluctant friends!

https://tommpousse.fr/

 

Best Cheddar Vegan Cheese of 2020

We were absolutely addicted to cheddar before we went vegan a few years ago, luckily there are so many offerings out there right now (literally hundreds of vegan cheddar options) and below, as vote by you, is last years favourite.

The best vegan cheddar cheese of 2020 is the Violie Epic Mature Cheddar Style

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violife epic mature cheddar vegan cheese award 2020

Perfect to eat straight from the pack, our new EPIC MATURE Cheddar flavour block is our best block ever - deliciously crumbly, with protein and vitamin B12. Truly Epic!

https://violifefoods.com/product/epic-mature-cheddar-flavour-block/

Runner Up Vegan Chedder

This is a spread and soft vegan cheese, but comes in cheddar flavour and has been voted on by hundreds of you out there.

The runner up is the Plant Perks Sriracha Cheddar

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plant perks sriracha cheddar vegan cheese awards 2020

Spicy and rich with a smooth finish. Perfect on top of nachos, tacos or as a dip for your chip!

https://www.plantperks.com/shop/sriracha-cheddar/

 

Best Floral Vegan Cheese of 2020

Looking for a floral vegan cheese?

The best vegan floral cheese of 2020 is the Tyne Chease Provencal.

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tyne chease provencal vegan cheese awards 2020

This Chease has our classic soft, creamy texture with a beautifully aromatic blend of rosemary, cracked black pepper, thyme, lavender flowers and 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.tynechease.com/product-page/proven%C3%A7al

 

The Best Feta and Greek Vegan Cheese

If you're fond of a greek white, savoury and salty vegan cheeses for your salads, not to worry, we have you covered.

The category winner for the best feta vegan cheese alternative is Herbies Homemade Organic Sourpress.

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herbies homemade organic original sourpress vegan cheese awards 2020

Original sourpress is a delicious, dairy free, vegan friendly alternative to cheese that’s nut and soy free. It’s also free from artificial additives and flavourings, stabilisers, emulsifiers, gums and thickeners.

Handmade in the north of England, each original sourpress is fermented for at least a month. Dusted in cracked black pepper and flavoured only by nature and a drop of fine Scotch whiskey, it has been compared to Lancashire, Cheshire and occasionally ‘Feta but drier’.

Herbie’s Homemade original sourpress really tastes a lot like cheese. Texture wise, it’s firm-crumbly, somewhere between a Lancashire and Cheshire – some might say that’s about right for a cheese made in Greater Manchester!

Original sourpress tastes great with our chilli chutney on a cracker or crusty baguette. Try grating over pasta in place of parmesan or as a topping for pizza.

https://herbieshomemade.co.uk/naturally-fermented-wholefood-shop-copy/dairy-free-cheese-alternative-original-organic-sourpress/

Runner Up For Best Feta Vegan Cheese

And the runner up for 2020 is the Strictly Roots Betta Feta.

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This is one of our most popular cheeses, made with slow fermented organic soya beans this Greek style cheese is flavoured with bubbly Prosecco, sharp lemon juice and mountain herbs. It's decorated with a flourish of pink rose petals that not only look pretty but complement the floral notes in the wine. Perfect on traditional Greek salads, in wraps and in filo pastry cigars 

https://www.strictlyrootsvegan.co.uk/vegan-cheese-london

 

Best Vegan Goats Cheese of 2020

And the winner for the best vegan goats cheese of 2020 is the Strictly Roots Goat-ee.

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Goat-ee is a recent addition to our collection, it has an organic soya base that is double fermented with flavour notes of sauvignon blanc that pairs so wonderfully with young goats cheese and is dusted with organic nettle powder to bring a grassy, goaty farmyard edge to this crumbly, creamy Goat-ee delight.

Enjoy on salads or in our Stuffed Courgette Tempura, recipe can be found on our recipe page. 

https://www.strictlyrootsvegan.co.uk/vegan-cheese-london

 

Winner of the 2020 Vegan Gorgonzola

And the winner of the best vegan gorgonzola for 2020 is the Honestly Tasty Veganzola.

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An authentically blue gorgonzola style cheese.

Matured over several weeks and made with real Penicillium Roqueforti, Veganzola is a something new. A smooth but firm almond based cheese with the distinct blue taste you've been missing.

Veganzola was Honestly Tasty's first creation and when you taste it you'll see why Mike quit his job to set up a vegan cheese business.

https://honestlytasty.co.uk/products/veganzola

 

Best Vegan Gouda Cheese of 2020

And the best vegan gouda of 2020 goes to Plant Perks Smoked-Gouda.

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Smoky with a buttery finish. Makes a killer Macaroni & Cheese!

https://www.plantperks.com/shop/smoked-gouda/

 

Best Vegan Herb Cheese of 2020

The best herby vegan cheese of 2020 goes to vegcheese garlic and chive.

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 A creamy, herb and garlic cheese. Perfect on a cheese platter, spread on a bagel or added to your favourite pasta for a rich and savoury sauce.

https://vegcheese.com/products/garlic-chive

Runner Up Vegan Herb Cheese of 2020

The runner up for the best herb vegan cheese of 2020 goes to Sophies Delight Herbivore.

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This is has been voted by vegan cheese lovers from all around the world as the runner up for the best herb vegan cheese for 2020. It is also one of our favourites.

https://www.sophiesdelight.co.uk/collections/frontpage/products/italian-herbs-cheesy-wheel

 

Best Vegan Mascarpone Cheese

Most of the category winners are new this year, but the best vegan mascarpone for 2020 was also a winner last year.

The Schlagfix Vegan Mascarpone is the winner for 2020.

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schlagfix vegan mascarpone vegan cheese awards 2020

Use it exactly just like dairy Mascarpone cream, perfect for cooking, baking and especially for desserts like tiramisu, cheese cake or ice cream and free from lactose, cholesterol and dairy ingredients.

https://schlagfix.com/index.php/en/products

 

Best Vegan Mozzarella Cheese for 2020

VegCheese Fresh Mozz is the best vegan mozzarella cheese for 2020.

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A mild, smooth and incredibly versatile cheese. Serve on crackers, in a caprese salad or melted on a pizza.

https://vegcheese.com/products/fresh-mozz

Runner Up Vegan Mozzarella For 2020

And the runner up for the best vegan mozzarella of 2020 is the Vromage Mozzarella.

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For years, people have sought out a dairy-free alternative to a staple in the human diet: cheese. The finest of which have been cultivated and crafted, fermented and perfected. And now, finally, there is a cheese that's as good for you as it is for the animals. Vromage offers superior-quality artisan cheeses made from nuts and aged to perfection. They are arguably the best substitutes for dairy cheese available.

https://www.vromage.com/store/p13/Mozzarella.html

 

Best Parmesan Vegan Cheese for 2020

Do you eat many pasta dishes or love a sprinkling of vegan parmesan on your pizzas? There are literally tonnes of options out there and below are the best and runner up for 2020, as voted by you.

The best vegan parmesan of 2020 is the Vegourmet Italian Style

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Italian Style Vegan Parmesan Runner Up  

The runner up for this category is the Willicroft This Is Not Grated Cheese Italian Style.

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This perfect seasoning is anything but seasonal. Sprinkle it on pizza, pasta, salads... the list is never-ending. Best stored ambient in a cool dark place.

https://willicroft.store/collections/cheese/products/this-is-not-grated-cheese-italian-style

 

Best Pecorino Vegan Cheese of 2020 

The best vegan pecorino cheese of 2020 goes to Sophies Delight The Truffled.

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190 grams of a tangy spread that goes amazingly on pasta, rice, sweet potato and much more!

https://www.sophiesdelight.co.uk/products/truffle-pate

 

Best Vegan Pepperjack Cheese for 2020

The winner of the best pepperjack vegan cheese category for 2020 is I Am Nut OK Pepah Black.

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PepAHHH is BACK, and now in log form! This one’s for the pepper lovers: black pepper encrusted, fresh not cheese log, boasting warm spiciness and the smoothest texture. Savour every bite!

https://www.iamnutok.com/shop/pepahhh

 

Best Vegan Provolone for 2020

The best vegan provolone is Plant Perks Smoked Provolone.

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plant perks smoked provolone vegan cheese awards 2020

Smoky and buttery with a tangy finish. Dollop on top of pizza for a gooey, cheesy slice of heaven!

https://www.plantperks.com/shop/smoked-provolone/

 

Best Vegan Red Leicester For 2020

The category winner for the best vegan red leicester for 2020 is Green Goaty Red Leicester. 

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This cheese has a red leicester like apperance with a sharp & tangy flavour.

It can be melted in food and is found in my pesto puff pastry parcels.

https://www.greengoaty.com/product-page/red-leicester-style-cheese

 

Best Vegan Ricotta for 2020

The best vegan ricotta cheese for 2020 is New Roots Nature Ricotta.

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A light and airy plant-based alternative to ricotta cheese, made traditionally from curdled cashew milk Made in Switzerland from organic cashew nuts. Fermented following traditional Swiss cheese-making methods.

https://newroots.store/en/shop/free-the-goat-chze-en/free-the-goat-chze-plain/

 

Best Vegan Smoked Cheese for 2020

Smoked vegan cheese is another favourite of ours, taking a simple flavoured vegan cheese to the next leve.

The best smoked vegan cheese is Miyoko's Smoked Vegan Mozzarella.

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miyokos smoked vegan mozzarella vegan cheese awards 2020

Our smokey mozzarella will add savory depth to everything from bruschetta to melting in pasta or risotto. Wood-fired smoked, it’s creamy, dense, delicious.

https://miyokos.com/products/smoked-vegan-mozzarella-cheese

 

Best Vegan Wensleydale Cheese for 2020

Vegan Wensleydale is another favourite of ours, we just love fruit in cheese. When you find a sweet plant-based cheese which has one of your favourite fruits in it, whether that be cranberry or in this case blueberry, you can easily go through the whole block.

The best vegan wensleydale for 2020 is Tyne Chease Blueberry Oak.

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tyne chease blueberry oak vegan cheese awards 2020

Though it may sound strange, this chease laced with dried blueberries and cold smoked with oak wood for 4 hours is the perfect combination of tangy, sweet and smokey! Inspired by a bottle of scotch, James has been hard at work developing this for nearly a year!

https://www.tynechease.com/product-page/blueberry-oak

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!