Forager Project has done it. They’ve launched a cultured dairy-free cheese alternative line, which includes a Mexican favorite. Forager Queso Fresco is the first vegan cheese of its kind, and it’s crafted with simple, organic ingredients using the company’s probiotic cashewmilk yogurt as the base. You can buy it in re-sealable bags of queso blanco crumbles and in ready-to-crumble blocks.
Forager Queso Fresco makes us Say Olé to Dairy-Free Cheese
According to the company, Forager Queso Fresco is perfect for balancing heat and bringing flavors together in dairy-free nachos, quesadillas, tacos, and enchiladas. Once you buy and try it, let us know if you agree – leave your own rating and review below!
Ingredients: forager project yogurt (cashewmilk (filtered water, cashews*), tapioca starch*, coconut cream*, cultures), water, coconut oil*, tapioca starch*, maize starch*, sea salt, calcium phosphate, fava bean protein flour*, natural flavors, cultured dextrose*, lactic acid, annatto*. *organic. allergens: coconut, cashews.*
Nutrition (per 1/4 cup): 70 calories, 5g fat, 7g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 0g protein. Fortified to achieve the following RDA percentages: 20% calcium.*
How Long Does Forager Queso Fresco Keep?
Of course, you want to mind the expiry date. But according to Forager Project, once you’ve opened the cheese, you can store it sealed in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Dairy-free cheese alternatives don’t tend to freeze well, but in a pinch, you can freeze it.
Does Forager Offer Other Cheese Alternatives?
Because queso fresco is such a unique alternative, and it’s sold in crumbles and blocks, not shreds, we’ve given this vegan cheese it’s own review post. For details and reviews on Forager’s more classic cheese alternatives, see this post: Forager Vegan Cheese Reviews.
More Facts on Forager Queso Fresco
- Price: $5.99 per 7-ounce package
- Availability: Forager Queso Fresco is rolling out to natural food stores and select grocers throughout the U.S., including Fresh Thyme, Sprouts, Central Markets, Stop & Shop, and others.
- Certifications: Forager Queso Fresco is Certified Organic, Certified Vegan, and Certified Kosher D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).
- Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Forager Queso Fresco is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.
- For More Product Information: Visit the Forager Project website at foragerproject.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.
It’s easily my favorite dairy free cheese
It’s so creamy and yummy. I also appreciate that it’s not full of junk ingredients that are not clean like other dairy free cheeses available.
I have tried MANY vegan cheese products over the years with not much success.
This Queso Fresco is phenomenal! No one was more surprised than myself.