With only five ingredients, Miyoko’s Vegan Cream Cheese is the closest thing we’ve found to homemade. But unlike most recipes that use acidic ingredients to add tang, Miyoko cultures her cream cheese alternative for a more authentic flavor.
Miyoko’s Vegan Cream Cheese Spreads it on Thick with 3 Classic Flavors
All of Miyoko’s products are palm oil-free, but this line up is also completely oil-free. The creamy consistency comes from a paleo-friendly blend of cashews and coconut cream. We’ve got some notes on each flavor, but tell us what you think about this product too! Leave your review and rating below.
This is meant to be the most versatile flavor, for spreading on bagels, whipping into frosting, and creating “classic” dairy-free cheesecakes. But it is a little coconut-forward in flavor, and might night work perfectly for every cream cheese need. Nonetheless, it’s thick, rich, and will provide a nice consistency whether served cold or baked.
Ingredients: organic cashews, filtered water, organic coconut cream, sea salt, cultures. Contains: cashews and coconut.*
Nutrition (per 1-ounce serving): 90 calories, 7g fat, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 3g protein.*
Green onions and a dash of white pepper give this thick spread a savory flavor that is great on bagels, appetizers, or in recipes. It will even melt nicely into sauces.
Ingredients: organic cashews, filtered water, organic coconut cream, organic green onions, sea salt, cultures, organic white pepper. Contains: cashews and coconut.*
Nutrition (per 1-ounce serving): 90 calories, 7g fat, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 2g protein.*
Un-Lox Your Dreams
Seaweed and spiced give this schmear a seafood vibe. I’ve heard rave reviews from both vegans and non-vegans on the flavor, which is best for bagels and appetizers.
Ingredients: organic cashews, filtered water, organic coconut cream, sea salt, organic seaweed, vegetable juice for color, spices, cultures. Contains: cashews and coconut.*
Nutrition (per 1-ounce serving): 90 calories, 7g fat, 4g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugars, 3g protein.*
More Facts on Miyoko’s Vegan Cream Cheese
Price: $5.99 per 8-ounce tub
Availability: Miyoko’s Vegan Cream Cheese is available in the refrigerated section of grocers throughout the U.S. It is most readily available at natural food stores, but can also be found at Target and sometimes at Trader Joe’s.
Certifications: Miyoko’s Vegan Cream Cheese is Certified Organic.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Miyoko’s Vegan Cream Cheese is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, 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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Terrible fishy flavor and poor texture. Hard to spread on warm toast..sticky, gummy mouth feel. Too expensive for this.
I couldn't spit it out fast enough
All I can say is NASTY. The texture, the flavor, ALL of it is gross. Kite Hill is waaaaay better. Also, my dislike of this product has NOTHING to do with whether or not I am recently vegan as has been suggested. I’ve been eating and tasting for a few decades. I even have a culinary background. I know what gross tastes like.
Cream cheese should be smooth and almost sweet. This is very tangy/sour and unpleasant!
I have eaten vegan foods for years and I do love some of Myoko’s products. (Garlic Parmesan Butter and Oatmilk Butter!!)This is not one of them. It was very expensive and sadly, not edible. I do plan to try to salvage it by making a frosting. It would be better than tossing it..
Best alternative for cream cheese
Try it for yourself before you pre-judge it based on the bad reviews below. It’s one of the best dairy-free all-natural alternatives for cream cheese.
Those who just went vegan might have a hard time with it. I went dairy free a year ago and this does the trick for me.
Weird vinegar taste - nothing like cream cheese
I’ve tried this twice now, and it’s consistently awful. Have the taste testers ever tried dairy cream cheese? This tastes absolutely nothing like the real thing. Weird color and texture are just the icing on the cake. I feel like cream cheese should be the ‘easiest’ cheese to copy, given its neutral base.
These reviews scared me, but I tried it and it was Good! Expensive though.
The Publix monopoly grocery chain here in Florida hasn’t carried its normal organic cream cheese in a few weeks (I assume they shut the factory down due to a single employee in the factory getting Coronavirus, that’s what they’re all doing now!). But I saw this brand on the shelf although it cost almost twice as much and decided to give it a try. Surprisingly it was very good. It wasn’t too sour either, it was sour, but not too sour like these other people are saying.
My girlfriend and I were really looking forward to trying Miyoko’s plain vegan cream cheese. After reading other reviews we see we were not alone on how we felt. Very disappointed with the sour flavor. We went vegan recently, and we still remember very well how cream cheese is supposed to taste. This stuff doesn’t come close. I think Miyoko needs to definitely adjust her recipe to create a more mild flavor profile.
What happened miyokos??
Literally my fave brand of vegan cheese hands down, but this cream cheese is horrible. Every other vegan cream cheese I’ve tasted is fine but this one is so sour.
This is the nastiest thing I’ve ever tasted. I thought maybe it had gone bad. Whole tub is in my garbage can! Deserves 0 stars.
Horrible and sour. Bought the sensational scallion cream cheese. Nothing sensational about it. Thought it had gone bad until i read other comments about it being so sour.