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!

Miyoko's Vegan Butter Review and InfoIngredients: 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 ...

Won’t get any other kind

5.0 rating
December 15, 2019

Truly yummy, bakes well!

Susanna Osberghaus

Game changer

5.0 rating
November 25, 2019

I love Miyoko’s. Cultured butter was one thing I really missed when I went vegan. Miyokos is just as good of not better than Kerrigold and other cultured butters I’ve used in the past.


Love !

5.0 rating
November 21, 2019

Hi Alisa
I love this product, but am so so on sunflower oil. Do you know how we can tell whether it is hydrogenated or not? I presume organic doesn’t rule it out.
Thanks in advance for your assistance!


Response from Go Dairy Free

It would say hydrogenated if it was. And Miyoko’s is known for using very pure ingredients. It would be very unlikely that they would use any type of hydrogenated oil.


4.0 rating
September 17, 2019

Take out the lecithin and I’ll add the 5th ⭐️


Response from Go Dairy Free

As a heads up, this is a “margarine” so it does need an emulsifier to make the water/oil combination merge and hold. Lecithin is one of the few plant-based emulsifiers available. I’m not affiliated with the company, but do have a lot of experience and knowledge in this topic!


5.0 rating
September 2, 2019

Best non dairy BUTTER on the market!!!


Excellent vegan butter alternative

5.0 rating
July 31, 2019

Just tried this for the first time and I love it! I haven’t had real butter for a long time but, from what I can remember, it’s very similar in taste and texture. I wasn’t looking for another butter/margarine alternative but had a coupon for Miyoko’s so decided to try it. I will definitely be adding this into the rotation. Yum!


First time trying it and ....

5.0 rating
July 13, 2019

ive fallen in love, melts so nice, and is perfect. my coworker brought some in, and i will definitely be purchasing it.


Better than uncultured dairy butter. Way better!

5.0 rating
June 24, 2019

This butter is holy. Perfect in every way.

Erin Kavanagh

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.


About Author

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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