Soledad Vegan Cheeze: Cheddar, Ricotta, Parmesan and More

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We have not yet trialed Soledad Vegan Cheeze, but did receive a review from a reader who has! That said, I cannot yet give it a personal rating or weigh in on the taste, texture, etc, but enjoy the unbiased reader review and if you have tried Soledad Vegan Cheeze, please do leave a comment with your own review!

Soledad Vegan Cheeze - Amazing Cheddar, American, Chevre, Ricotta and Parmesan dairy-free cheeses made by The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats. Some are oat-based, some are nut-based.Clockwise from top left (all dairy-free and vegan): American, Parmesan, Cheddar, Ricotta, Chevre.

Unbiased review emailed to me by Go Dairy Free viewer Webby:

I looked on your site for a review of some vegan cheese and saw no mention of THE MOST DELICIOUS CHEEZE EVER! (that’s cheeze with a Z because it’s non-dairy). In my vegan search for cheese-like products, the one thing that I miss from my former diet, I found THE BEST, Soledad Vegan Cheeze. Check out this couple’s story here, and get some of their vegan cheeze from here – all are not pictured, but appear on the order form. They ship 4 or 8 little 3.5-ounce containers at a time, and shipping is rough ($20) because it’s cold-packed. BUT SO WORTH IT! I’m telling you I cried like a baby tasting them all. My favorites are … just looked at the list to get the names and can’t remember … i’m just going to have to reorder them all. Since they are not only experienced cheese makers, but a sanctuary for animals, any purchase of their cheese goes to help feed and care for the animals.

Not affiliated … I’m their newest fan though. One taste and you’ll be doing “The Meg Ryan” in when Harry Met Sally’s dining scene. Excuse me if that’s too retro a reference LOL.

Well, it wasn’t too retro of a reference for me Webby, but I guess that shows my age!

To note, don’t be thrown by the Soledad Vegan Cheeze website. It’s made by the people at The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats and has a big picture of a goat across the top along with a goat logo. I thought it was goat cheese! It isn’t, but rather is vegan / dairy-free cheese with proceeds benefiting their sanctuary.

As Webby states, there are more flavors for the Cheddar, Chevre and American cheezes pictured. Also, the Cheddar and Chevre cheeses are cashew-based, the American is oat-based, the Ricotta is macadamia-based, and the Parmesan is pine nut-based.

Price: $6.00 per 3.5-ounce container

Certifications: I do not believe Soledad Vegan Cheeze has any certifications.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Soledad Vegan Cheeze is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free (some varieties contain oats; check on the source), peanut-free, sugar-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Select varieties are made without nuts, select varieties are soy-free, and select varieties are paleo. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit The Sanctuary at Soledad Goats website at sanctuaryatsoledad.org.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

7 Comments

  1. Justin Raimo on

    I just tried 6 flavors with my vegan sister. As a general proposition, to me they were a delicacy type product better eaten as part of a cheese and cracker plate than on a grilled cheese or vegan cheese burger (which I did try). My suggestion would be to make a platter with the cheddar or American cheese, some good quality olives, some good quality vegan crackers, and some sliced fruit, maybe apples. Delicious and any vegan would be in heaven.

    Regarding flavors: Cheddar was very good, American was very good, Cheddar with jalapeno was very good and had quite a spice kick if that’s your thing as it is mine. I tried three Chevre types. The cracked black pepper and the truffle oil and herb were good with crackers and also great for smearing on a fresh or toasted bagel as a cream cheese substitute. The lemon lavender was very lemony and was best as a clery or carrot stick dip.

    Overall, really nice flavor and I liked them a lot. Worth the price. Enjoy!

  2. I tried a few of their cheeses at the Farmer’s Market and wanted to love them, but found them to be slightly off as far as taste and consistency. Much prefer Miyoko’so Kitchen or Treeline, but appreciate that they are no longer producing goat cheese.

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