Miyoko’s Vegan Butter is on the Cultured Side of Plant-Based Alternatives


Miyoko’s Vegan Butter has taken on different looks over the years, but they’ve stayed true to the formula and thus far, to the buttery name. Despite extreme backlash (and even a lawsuit) from the dairy community, Miyoko won’t back down. She’s kept the word “butter” on the packaging, but made it clear that this is a vegan product, and “made from plants.”

Miyoko's Vegan Butter is on the Cultured Side of Plant-Based Alternatives (Review with Ingredients, Allergen Info, Ratings, and More!) - vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free

Miyoko’s Vegan Butter is on the Cultured Side of Plant-Based Alternatives

Miyoko shuns palm oil in her butter formulation, but she uses a base of coconut oil and sunflower oil with just a touch of cashew cream.

Miyoko’s European-Style Cultured Vegan Butter Block

In 2018, Miyoko did toy with some flavored soft buttery spreads. But at this time, the vegan butter block is the only butter alternative from Miyoko’s Creamery that is available. It’s fermented with live and active cultures and churned to achieve a taste and consistency that’s similar to European-Style butter.

We have sampled Miyoko’s Vegan Butter on toast, and it was positively delicious. I seriously couldn’t get enough of the creamy mouthfeel and perfectly salted flavor. It didn’t really taste “cultured,” but it did have a touch of umami that I haven’t tasted in other butter alternatives.

This is a firm, slice-able butter alternative (much like butter sticks), and it’s supposed to be a versatile butter alternative for baking and cooking, too. If you’ve tried it, leave your own rating and review below to share with others!

Ingredients: organic coconut oil, filtered water, organic sunflower oil, organic cashews, organic sunflower lecithin, sea salt, cultures. Contains: cashews.*

Nutrition (per 1 tablespoon serving): 90 calories, 10g fat, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g protein.*

Miyoko's Vegan Butter is on the Cultured Side of Plant-Based Alternatives (Review with Ingredients, Allergen Info, Ratings, and More!) - vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free

More Facts on Miyoko’s Vegan Butter

Price: $6.49 per 8-ounce block

Availability: Miyoko’s Vegan Butter is available at grocers throughout the U.S. It’s sold at natural food stores, Target, and it seems to go in and out of stock at Trader Joe’s.

Certifications: Miyoko’s Vegan Butter is Certified Vegan and Certified Organic.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Miyoko’s Vegan Butter is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, 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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What Others Are Saying ...

creamy and tasty

5.0 rating
May 22, 2019

My favorite butter!

Micheline N Frentz

Myoko's butter

5.0 rating
May 20, 2019

I don’t usually eat vegan “cheese” substitutes rather stay cheese/dairy free other than some goat’s cheese now and then to pacify my fancy, but this butter is really really delicious. I put it on bread or melt it to pour over roasted vegetables. Can’t really remember the taste of butter too well but I believe this comes pretty close.


So darn good

5.0 rating
April 19, 2019

So darn good… I can understand why the butter industry would feel threatened by it. It is a superior product



5.0 rating
April 12, 2019

I used it to make a buttercream frosting that was amazing!

Monica Davis

Tastes really good!

5.0 rating
March 28, 2019

I just discovered this product. It tastes amazing! So far, I’ve only used it on toast.

Betsy Gross

Buttery Texture

5.0 rating
March 7, 2019

I finally had the chance to try Miyoko’s Vegan Butter, and it is amazing. Scott and I think it has a texture closer to butter than any other dairy-free spread we’ve tried. Our family tried it as a spread on rolls and to make garlic bread. The taste and consistency is very good both chilled and melted. We also like that there is no artificial color.
I look forward to trying it for baking, although at its current price this would be for special occasions only!

Sarah Hatfield

Long-time user loves it

5.0 rating
February 23, 2019

It’s the closest thing to butter I’ve found. I fry and sautée with it, and use on toast. I also melt it to put in baked goods


Love Miyokos butter

5.0 rating
February 23, 2019

I love it but save it for baking buttery products. It is more expensive than other alternatives


Tastes great!

5.0 rating
February 23, 2019

Everything about this butter is amazing.

Judit sohr

Vegan what ??????

4.0 rating
February 23, 2019

Despite being on top of the food chain, and that i would never ever mistake this for butter – I must pass on that my children and grandchildren (children vegetarian, grandchildren vegan) love this among all products out there. And they tell all. So, i have to buy it.

Barbara Gubanyar

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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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