Miyoko is well known for her nutty dairy-free artisan cheeses with short ingredient lists, but she’s vying for a bigger audience with her latest product collection. Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Cheese is initially launching in everyday slices and shreds, with blocks on the way, and is more of a formula-based cheese alternative. In line with the trends, it’s nut-free and boasts oat milk, legumes, and coconut oil as key ingredients.
As you can see, Miyoko has removed the word “cheese” from the label of her latest product line, but she’s still in a battle with the California Ag Department over the use of “dairy” words. And quite frankly, we aren’t sure what else to call it besides vegan cheese alternative! Cultured vegan doesn’t really get the picture across.
Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Cheese Slices its way into the Mainstream
According to Miyoko, these cheese alternatives are made for melting and taste similar to their dairy counterparts. They’re intended to perform perfectly in quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches, and on pizza! But you be the judge. Leave your review and rating below once you’ve bought and tried this product.
Ingredients: miyoko’s cultured organic vegan milk (organic oat milk, navy beans, organic garbanzo beans, cultures), organic coconut oil, faba bean protein, filtered water, potato starch, organic chiles, organic tapioca starch, natural flavors, contains less than 2% of calcium sulfate, organic cultured dextrose, sea salt, konjac, organic locust bean gum, xanthan gum, organic yeast extract.*
Nutrition (per 1-ounce serving): 80 calories, 5g fat, 5g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 3g protein.*
Ingredients: miyoko’s cultured vegan milk (organic oat milk (filtered water, organic oats), navy beans, organic garbanzo beans, cultures), organic coconut oil, filtered water, faba bean protein, potato starch, organic tapioca starch, contains less than 2% of sea salt, calcium sulfate, natural flavors, organic yeast extract, organic annatto, organic cultured dextrose, konjac, organic locust bean gum, xanthan gum.*
Nutrition (per 1-ounce serving): 80 calories, 6g fat, 5g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 3g protein.*
More Facts on Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Cheese Slices, Shreds, and Blocks
Price: $5.99 per 8-ounce package (blocks, slices, and shreds)
Availability: Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Cheese slices and shreds are launching in Whole Foods stores first. You can find them nationwide in the U.S. The slices, shreds, and blocks are expected to roll out to more stores later in the year.
Certifications: We did not note any certifications on Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Cheese.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Cheese is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
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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Didn't like the cheddar
I don’t like the taste or color of this ‘cheddar’. I love all the Miyoko’s products I have tried so far, but not this one. I can’t even use it for grilled cheese sandwiches because I hate the taste so much and the color is brownish and dark. I didn’t mind the cheddar spread at all and I love the cream cheese with chives and the mozzarella was very good when fresh.
I am addicted to the farmhouse cheddar
I don’t like the idea that is has yeast extract. It is a form of MSG. THATS WHY I AM ADDICTED.
Love pepperjack hate cheddar
Thankfully I tasted the pepperjack shreds 1st and i love them. The cheddar however is not good, sometimes tastes plastic. My dog however loves it so we share just cuz i can’t throw it out at the price.
Honestly the worst vegan cheese I've tried to date
Does not melt, is not creamy, has a sour flavor, and the texture is really unpleasant.
I have always enjoyed Miyoko’s Double Cream Chive and Un-Lox Your Dreams, but her attempt at mainstream blocks, slices, and shreds pale in comparison… just more plant based cheese wannabes that don’t quite make it. Stick to Violife for those.
Melts and tastes just like dairy cheese!
I was amazed with the creamy pepperjack slices that melted beautifully, with a delicious taste that is so much like traditional dairy cheese! So good for grilled cheeses, shredded into tacos or burritos, or even just to eat on their own!
I don’t like cheese slice alternatives, and I don’t eat dairy, so I’ve been living without grilled cheese and quesadillas for a long time.
I also don’t care for the fact that most cheese alternatives are 99.9% oils, but this cheddar cheese has a lot more substance to it.
I swear it tastes like real cheese, and it ACTUALLY melts. Yay!!!
Insanely delicious, especially the block form! I converted three people to vegan cheese with the farmhouse block tonight. The other vegan with me was shocked it was actually vegan, freaked out needing to see the label, was relieved, then finally elated. Great stuff!
I have tried the cheddar shreds on tacos. haven’t tried melting it but I don’t see it being an issue if making a cheese sauce. This so far has been the best flavor that is cheese like so far and is soy free.
So far, I like everything Miyoko’s, when I see something new by this company I will try it because it will likely be tasty. I’m not sure what happened to my usual brand of shredded vegan but it lost flavor and I’ve just stopped eating it altogether so when I saw this on the Whole Foods site I got both slices and shreds. It has a taste, melts well, and the shreds are better than others I’ve tried. My only criticism is that they could be sharper, you get a nice flavor but no bite so I’m hoping they will tweek at least the cheddar. I will be buying these from now on and recommend trying them.