With only five ingredients, Miyoko’s Cashewmilk Cream Cheese is the closest thing we’ve found to homemade dairy-free and vegan cream cheese. But unlike most recipes that use acidic ingredients to add tang, Miyoko’s Creamery cultures their cream cheese alternative for a more authentic flavor. And over the years, they’ve whipped up some new flavors, including Scallion, Vegan Lox, Everything, and now, Cinnamon Raisin.
Miyoko’s Cashewmilk Cream Cheese is Now in 5 Organic, Vegan 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 variety, for spreading on bagels, whipping into frosting, and creating “classic” dairy-free cheesecakes. But it is a little coconut-forward and sour in flavor, and might not 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, 115mg sodium, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars (0g added sugar), 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, 110mg sodium, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars (0g added sugar), 2g protein.*
Seaweed and spice 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, 110mg sodium, 4g carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugars (0g added sugar), 3g protein.*
In this case, “everything” means a mix of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garlic, and onion. It’s great for toast, bagels, or whipping to create a pretzel or chip dip.
Ingredients: organic cashew milk (organic cashews, filtered water), organic coconut cream, organic poppy seeds, organic sesame seeds, organic garlic, organic onion, sea salt, cultures. contains: cashews, coconut.*
Nutrition (per 1-ounce serving): 90 calories, 8g fat, 120mg sodium, 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g sugars (contains 0g added sugar), 3g protein.*
This is Miyoko’s first foray into a sweetened cream cheese. It contains just a dash of organic sugar, but is also sweetened with raisins for a great breakfast or snack spread. Try it on celery sticks!
Ingredients: organic cashew milk (organic cashews, filtered water), organic coconut cream, organic raisins, organic cane sugar, sea salt, organic cinnamon, cultures. contains: cashews and coconut.*
Nutrition (per 1-ounce serving): 90 calories, 6g fat, 90mg sodium, 9g carbs, 1g fiber, 6g sugars (contains 2g added sugar), 2g protein.*
More Facts on Miyoko’s Cashewmilk Cream Cheese
- Price: $5.99 per 8-ounce tub
- Availability: Miyoko’s Cashewmilk Cream Cheese is available in the refrigerated section at Target, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and other natural food stores in the U.S. You can also order it direct via their website below.
- Certifications: Miyoko’s Cashewmilk Cream Cheese is Certified Organic.
- Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Miyoko’s Cashewmilk Cream Cheese is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, oil-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly (most varieties).*
- 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.
I love this cream cheese
It’s so interesting to see all of these reviews. I am picky with dairy-free substitute products and I think this one is awesome. I haven’t loved Miyoko’s cheeses. I do love this brand’s butter product.
Anyway, I think this product has great flavor and isn’t too far in any one direction trying to place the cheese taste.
I really want my money back
Like others said, this is inedible. I guess the texture is a lot like cream cheese, but who really cares when the flavor is completely revolting?
Too sour; unedible
The title says it all! I can’t eat this, like at all. Will need to go to waste because i can’t force this down my throat.
Too coconut forward/ like texture
Texture is nicely thick and smooth at room temp.
Flavor is too “coconut-ty” and a little too lemony (?) tart for my taste.
As of January 2023, the recipe is still not good.
Surprised to see the reviews for this product go back several years with every person saying the same thing: This cream cheese is incredibly sour and I’m throwing it away. You’d think Miyoko’s Inc. would take note and either cancel the product outright or reformulate the recipe. Given the many examples of excellent plantbased cream cheese in the market, there’s absolutely no reason to ever buy this subpar product.
Way too salty and sour for my taste! Had to throw it away.
Literally thought it had spoiled
This was so unexpectedly sour and tart that I actually thought it had soured and spoiled. I have tried many vegan “cream cheese” brands and this one is the only one I wouldn’t eat. I usually like Miyoko’s products too, I was very surprised.
I love this stuff and eat it on toast for breakfast most days. Totally bewildered by the low ratings!! I usually get the plain – not sure if I’ve tried the scallion before. I usually get nut-free stuff for baking, so I’m not sure how it works in recipes.
Don't waste your money
This is not even close to cream cheese. Spend or Pass? I say pass, they need to work on the recipe.
So sour, I thought it had been spoiled.
This was my first try of vegan cream cheese. I was not expecting it to be sour! Very sharp tang that overpowers everything and sticks around. Highly unpleasant, I actually thought I got one that’s spoiled. Wish I researched before buying!