Q: Thomas ~ I had a reader ask me about dairy free, soy free cream cheese – do you know of any brands?
A: Alisa ~ There are a couple of brands on the market that are both dairy-free and soy-free, but unfortunately, they aren’t widely distributed at this time:
Both of these options are quite expensive, and difficult to locate, which is why I usually make my own at home. For an easy and relatively inexpensive homemade recipe, see the Cashew Creme “Cheese” recipe on p122 of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook (pictured above). It is 100% dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and soy-free. I use it regularly in recipes (1:1 substitute for regular cream cheese), and atop bagels. It works like a dream!
Alisa Fleming is the founder of GoDairyFree.org and author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. In addition to her own dairy-free lifestyle, Alisa has experience in catering to the needs of various special diets, including gluten-free, soy-free, egg-free, vegan, and multiple food allergies.