Miyoko’s Vegan Cheese Wheels are the Cultured Side of Cashews

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Miyoko’s Creamery now makes vegan Cream Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarellas, mainstream Slices, Blocks & Shreds, and other dairy alternatives. But Miyoko’s Vegan Cheese Wheels were the products that started it all. Miyoko broke the mold by using culturing cashews to create very natural dairy-free cheese alternatives that have the depth of dairy cheese.

I still remember the VegNews magazine relaunch party, where Miyoko debuted these vegan cheese wheels. In addition to sampling, Miyoko held a cooking class where she showed how she makes her dairy-free cheese alternatives (it isn’t that easy!). Most of her original flavors are still produced today. Even the Fig Leaf variety makes seasonal appearances.

Miyoko's Vegan Cheese Wheels Reviews and Info - several varieties of dairy-free, cultured, organic, paleo cheese alternatives in double cream semi-soft and aged semi-firm

Miyoko’s Vegan Cheese Wheels are the Cultured Side of Cashews

The packaging is the same for each variety, but Miyoko’s Vegan Cheese Wheels come in two times: double cream semi-soft and aged semi-firm. Both are slice-able and a touch soft, but the double cream spreads more easily. They’re rich enough to showcase on cheeseboards, but also work well in recipes. They can be used for topping or melting.

Classic Chive (Semi-Soft Double Cream)

Miyoko's Vegan Cheese Wheels Reviews and Info - several varieties of dairy-free, cultured, organic, paleo cheese alternatives in double cream semi-soft and aged semi-firmIngredients: organic cashews, filtered water, organic coconut oil, organic chives, organic rice miso (organic rice, water, salt, alcohol, koji culture), sea salt, nutritional yeast, cultures.

Nutrition (per 1 ounce): 110 calories, 10g fat, 4g carbs, <1g fiber, <1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Sundried Tomato Garlic (Semi-Soft Double Cream)

Miyoko's Vegan Cheese Wheels Reviews and Info - several varieties of dairy-free, cultured, organic, paleo cheese alternatives in double cream semi-soft and aged semi-firmIngredients: organic cashews, filtered water, organic coconut oil, organic dried tomatoes, sea salt, organic rice miso (organic rice, water, salt, alcohol, koji culture), nutritional yeast, spice, cultures.

Nutrition (per 1 ounce): 110 calories, 9g fat, 5g carbs, <1g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Garlic Herb (Semi-Soft Double Cream)

Miyoko's Vegan Cheese Wheels Reviews and Info - several varieties of dairy-free, cultured, organic, paleo cheese alternatives in double cream semi-soft and aged semi-firmIngredients: organic cashews, filtered water, organic coconut oil, organic parsley, organic rice miso (organic rice, water, salt, alcohol, koji culture), organic garlic, organic herbs, sea salt, nutritional yeast, cultures.

Nutrition (per 1 ounce): 110 calories, 10g fat, 4g carbs, <1g fiber, <1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Rustic Alpine (Semi-Firm Aged)

Miyoko's Vegan Cheese Wheels Reviews and Info - several varieties of dairy-free, cultured, organic, paleo cheese alternatives in double cream semi-soft and aged semi-firmIngredients: organic cashews, filtered water, organic coconut oil, organic rice miso (organic rice, water, salt, alcohol, koji culture), nutritional yeast, fermented oregano, flaxseed and plum, sea salt, cultures.

Nutrition (per 1 ounce): 100 calories, 9g fat, 5g carbs, <1g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Sharp Farmhouse (Semi-Firm Aged)

Miyoko's Vegan Cheese Wheels Reviews and Info - several varieties of dairy-free, cultured, organic, paleo cheese alternatives in double cream semi-soft and aged semi-firmIngredients: organic cashews, filtered water, organic rice miso (organic rice, water, salt, alcohol, koji culture), nutritional yeast, sea salt, fermented oregano, flaxseed and plum, cultures.

Nutrition (per 1 ounce): 100 calories, 7g fat, 5g carbs, <1g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Smoked Farmhouse (Semi-Firm Aged)

Miyoko's Vegan Cheese Wheels Reviews and Info - several varieties of dairy-free, cultured, organic, paleo cheese alternatives in double cream semi-soft and aged semi-firmIngredients: organic cashews, filtered water, organic rice miso (organic rice, water, salt, alcohol, koji culture), nutritional yeast, sea salt, fermented oregano, flaxseed and plum, cultures.

Nutrition (per 1 ounce): 100 calories, 7g fat, 5g carbs, <1g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Herbes de Provence (Semi-Firm Aged)

Miyoko's Vegan Cheese Wheels Reviews and Info - several varieties of dairy-free, cultured, organic, paleo cheese alternatives in double cream semi-soft and aged semi-firmIngredients: organic cashews, filtered water, organic herbs, organic rice miso (organic rice, water, salt, alcohol, koji culture), sea salt, fermented oregano, flaxseed and plum, nutritional yeast, cultures.

Nutrition (per 1 ounce): 100 calories, 7g fat, 5g carbs, <1g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Black Ash (Semi-Firm Aged)

Miyoko's Vegan Cheese Wheels Reviews and Info - several varieties of dairy-free, cultured, organic, paleo cheese alternatives in double cream semi-soft and aged semi-firmIngredients: organic cashews, filtered water, sea salt, organic rice miso (organic rice, water, salt, alcohol, koji culture), fermented oregano, flaxseed and plum, nutritional yeast, vegetable ash, cultures.

Nutrition (per 1 ounce): 100 calories, 7g fat, 5g carbs, <1g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Winter Truffle (Semi-Soft)

Miyoko's Vegan Cheese Wheels Reviews and Info - several varieties of dairy-free, cultured, organic, paleo cheese alternatives in double cream semi-soft and aged semi-firmIngredients: filtered water, organic cashews, organic coconut oil, organic dried mushrooms, organic white truffle flavored olive oil, agar, sea salt, organic tapioca starch, nutritional yeast, cultures.

Nutrition (per 1 ounce): 90 calories, 8g fat, 4g carbs, <1g fiber, <1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 2g protein.*

More Allergen Notes

Miyoko’s Creamery is on our Dedicated Dairy-Free Facility list.

Miyoko's Vegan Cheese Wheels Reviews and Info - several varieties of dairy-free, cultured, organic, paleo cheese alternatives in double cream semi-soft and aged semi-firm

More Facts on Miyoko’s Vegan Cheese Wheels

Price: $6.99 per 6.5-ounce wheel

Availability: Miyoko’s Vegan Cheese Wheels are sold at Whole Foods and other natural food stores in the U.S.

Certifications: Miyoko’s Vegan Cheese Wheels are Certified Organic.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Miyoko’s Vegan Cheese Wheels are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Miyoko’s website at miyokos.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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Chive wheel is addictive!

5.0 rating
September 18, 2020

Recently began exploring dairy free cheese. Never much of a cheese eater before lactose intolerance diagnosis—but 30 years without pizza finally had to end (also celiac). Accidentally received Miyoko’s chive wheel instead of mozzarella (to replace that Daiya plastic on their pizza)—thank you Instacart gods, because the chive wheel is better than dairy!! Reminds me of Alouette—same tang and texture. Roadhouse Cheddar also delicious, like your favorite holiday cheese ball. Sundried tomato is good, but very garlicky . Wish the other wheel flavors were available in my area

Mich

Fantastic

5.0 rating
June 19, 2020

So far have only tried the chive. It was absolutely fantastic, very creamy and flavorful!

Sharon

Liked certain flavors

4.0 rating
June 4, 2020

I love the purity of the ingredients, the consistency, and the richness. I’ve tried a handful of flavors, and my favorite is the Smoked Farmhouse – it has smoked gouda appeal. I also liked the Fig Leaf wheel, but it’s seasonal, and I liked the earthy Winter Truffle. I wasn’t as fond of the Black Ash and Herbes de Provence, and the Sharp flavors were a little too sharp for my palate. Because they’re cultured, Miyoko’s cheese wheels do have a more pungent flavor than I expected, but they’re still pretty good.

Alisa Fleming

Vile and Sour

1.0 rating
March 29, 2020

Anyone who likes tasting the overwhelming and sour presence of Rejuvalac in these Cheeses must have the palate of a washboard. (I am assuming the Rejuvalac is the Culprit)
I had high hopes and gave the Creamery Cheeses a try Four times. Just AWFUL and expensive.

Anna

Vegan Cheese Wheel

5.0 rating
July 19, 2019

The Cheese Wheels with no coconut oil are perfect and are highly recommended. Smoked English Farmhouse, Sharp Farmhouse, Fresh Loire Valley and Black Ash, all have excellent ingredients. Taste and texture are great, I eat one of these flavors with matzoh or crackers for breakfast daily. I avoid coconut oil as I believe it’s health benefits to be completely over the top and avoid it, and hope the fad of coconut will soon be over. Enjoy!

Michael Chesler

Sharp English Farmhouse was Disgusting

1.0 rating
April 18, 2019

I’m sorry to have to say this as I would love to support vegan products but this was just inedible. I paid 15 bucks for a very small hunk of what was sold as vegan cheese but tasted like a miso paste with extra salt and a lot of vinegar. It was not “semi firm” but a paste pretty much just like miso. I tried smearing it on a cracker but the taste was seriously off and way too strong. I am vegan and have found a few other vegan cheese I like and was looking forward to a cultured cheese. I ended up taking it back to the store for a refund.

MB Ortiz

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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.

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  2. Nicole Khairullah on

    Thanks for the information!!! I just placed my order. I’m so excited to taste my selections!

  3. Hi! I’m the Quality Manager at Miyoko’s.

    Our products are certified organic…and the seal is there on the box…except for the one you took home! The Mt. Vesuvius Black Ash isn’t certified because the ash wasn’t a certified ingredient.

    Also, not all our are soy-free. The French Style Winter Truffle contains organic soy milk (soy beans and water), and so its box does not include the soy-free language. Our new butter is also not soy-free (it contains non-GMO soy lecithin).

    Thanks,
    Matt

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