Creamy Sheese is an Award Winning Dairy-Free Alternative to Cream Cheese

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We recently had the good fortune to trial several varieties of Creamy Sheese dairy free cheese alternative. The Original is similar to a spreadable classic cream cheese, but they offer quite a few savory flavors, too. We have the details below, and some tasting notes. But we welcome you to leave your rating and review below too!

Creamy Sheese Dairy Free Cheese Alternatives (Review) - a UK vegan cheese company (available in the US, too!)

Creamy Sheese is an Award Winning Dairy-Free Alternative to Cream Cheese

There are six varieties and I had the opportunity to taste two, the Original and Garlic & Herb. Plus, Hannah additionally taste-tested the Chives and Cheddar-Style flavors.

Original

Packaged in a really cool tub, the Original truly looked like cream cheese. The color was a fair and attractive white, and the image was one of a thick and creamy spread. At first, I was concerned when my knife met with some resistance, but the density quickly gave way to spread with ease atop my crackers.

As for the taste, the Original Creamy Sheese was very cream cheese like. It somehow leaned a bit toward a more cheesy spread though. I grabbed a tub of Tofutti for a little comparison. The two were similar, yet distinctly different. The Tofutti was just a bit sweeter and did seem to lean more toward authentic cream cheese. However, the Creamy Sheese fit the “cheese” bill just a bit better, making it a product I might draw upon as a general spread.

Back to the general testing of its cream cheesability, I decided to use this Creamy Sheese to make a cream cheese frosting for some spice cupcakes. It was delicious, and realistically, I couldn’t detect a difference between this frosting, and the prior Tofutti based one I had made.

Overall, I do think the Original Creamy Sheese would be an easy one to slide by unassuming dairy consumers.  It had a very smooth texture with no funny aftertaste.  I wonder how it would work in “cheesecake?”

Creamy Sheese Reviews & Information (Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Alternative in Various Vegan Flavors)Ingredients: water, coconut oil (24%), soya protein concentrate, salt, acidity regulator: lactic acid (dairy-free), sugar, thickener (carrageenan), natural flavourings.

Nutrition (per 100 grams): 286 calories, 28g fat, 1.3g carbs, 2.2g fiber, 1.1g sugars, 6g protein.*

Garlic and Herb

As I popped open the package of Garlic & Herb I was met with a rather unappetizing cement-like color.  While I applaud the Sheese people for not relying upon artificial colors and enhancers for visual appeal, I could see this less than attractive color being a problem for many.

Luckily, the taste did not mirror the look.  A sophisticated blend of garlic and herbs seemed to be matched in perfect proportion.  A zesty cream cheese tang burst through, but mellowed into the overall flavor which wasn’t too potently garlic.  I really liked this spread atop a bagel and crackers.

Creamy Sheese Reviews & Information (Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Alternative in Various Vegan Flavors)Ingredients: water, coconut oil (24%), soya protein concentrate, salt, acidity regulator: lactic acid (dairy-free), sugar, thickener (carrageenan), spirit vinegar, natural flavourings, mixed herbs (marjoram, basil, oregano, thyme), garlic.

Nutrition (per 100 grams): 286 calories, 28g fat, 1.3g carbs, 2.3g fiber, 1.0g sugars, 6g protein.*

Chives

If you’re concerned about enjoying this one with company, have no fear! The onion-y flavor is really quite mild. It’s pleasant for cucumber tea sandwiches or as a party dip.

Creamy Sheese Reviews & Information (Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Alternative in Various Vegan Flavors)Ingredients: water, coconut oil (24%), soya protein concentrate, salt, acidity regulator: lactic acid (dairy-free), sugar, spirit vinegar, chives, thickener (carrageenan), natural flavourings.

Nutrition (per 100 grams): 286 calories, 28g fat, 1.3g carbs, 2.3g fiber, 1.0g sugars, 6g protein.*

Cheddar-Style

Unlike many day-glow orange “cheddars,” this one is a more organic shade of tan instead. It smells like cheddar but doesn’t quite nail the flavor.

Creamy Sheese Reviews & Information (Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Alternative in Various Vegan Flavors)Ingredients: water, coconut oil (22%), soya protein concentrate, salt, spirit vinegar, acidity regulator: lactic acid (dairy-free), yeast extract, natural flavourings, sugar, thickener (carrageenan), colour (paprika extract).

Nutrition (per 100 grams): 260 calories, 23.1g fat, 4.8g carbs, .6g fiber, 1.0g sugars, 7.9g protein.*

Spring Onion & Cracked Black Pepper

Creamy Sheese Reviews & Information (Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Alternative in Various Vegan Flavors)Ingredients: water, coconut oil (24%), soya protein concentrate, salt, spirit vinegar, acidity regulator: lactic acid (dairy-free), sugar, spring onion, black pepper, thickener (carrageenan), natural flavourings.

Nutrition (per 100 grams): 274 calories, 26.6g fat, 1.0g carbs, 3.1g fiber, 1.0g sugars, 6.1g protein.*

Sweet Chilli

Creamy Sheese Reviews & Information (Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Alternative in Various Vegan Flavors)Ingredients: water, coconut oil (23%), soya protein concentrate, sugar, salt, spirit vinegar, acidity regulator: lactic acid (dairy-free), natural flavourings, thickener (carrageenan), red pepper, chilli, garlic.

Nutrition (per 100 grams): 280 calories, 25.2g fat, 5.7g carbs, 2.1g fiber, 3.4g sugars, 6.4g protein.*

Creamy Sheese Dairy Free Cheese Alternatives (Review) - a UK vegan cheese company (available in the US, too!)

More Facts on Creamy Sheese Cream Cheese Alternative

Price: $4.99 per 9-ounce tub

Availability: Sheese is a UK brands, so it’s fairly easy to find in the United Kingdom. Select varieties are sold in North American and online via U.S. and Canadian retailers.

Certifications: Creamy Sheese is Certified Vegan and Certified Kosher Pareve.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Creamy Sheese is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.

For More Product Information: Visit the Bute Island Foods website at www.buteisland.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Solid cream cheese alternative

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December 28, 2019

We had mixed feelings about the various flavors, but overall, this is a strong contender for substituting dairy-free cream cheese. It works quite well in recipes, and has fairly pleasant flavor.

Alisa Fleming

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

2 Comments

  1. I have stomach issues with “real” cheese. My grocery store – Publix – only carries one non-dairy cheese, “Follow Your Heart” – Yuck!!!! They used to have GoVeggie which was pretty good.

    How can I find a better cheese substitute since Publix doesn’t carry one?

    • Is it the regular “Follow Your Heart” or Follow Your Heart’s “Vegan Gourmet” line? Since they already carry that brand, you may want to ask for the other Follow Your Heart ones. You can also request that they bring in other brands (be specific) and you can buy some brands online.