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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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!
Doesn't taste like cream cheese at all
Kinda gross actually. About the quickest way to ruin a bagel. There are waaaaay better options out there. Did they even taste this product before they sold it? Totally missed the mark.
Vegan cream cheese with "Lox," Such a disappointment
We love Miyoko’s vegan butter; in fact, it tastes better than the dairy butter that I’ve adored all my life! But this new concoction isn’t good at all. It doesn’t deliver the promised flavors, but instead leaves an acidy after taste that is decidely unpleasant. Intend to return it to Trader Joe’s and wait for a better product we know Kiyoko’s is capable of producing.
Doesn’t taste good at all!
Very, very bad taste
I’ve tried this product twice now, after being very disappointed the first time I wanted to make sure it wasn’t just a bad batch.
I’m not being hyperbolic when I say it tastes like vomit. Like, it tastes like something went extremely wrong. I’m one of the least picky eaters I know, yet this might be the worst tasting vegan product I’ve ever tried.
Which is a shame because I typically love Miyoko products. If you want some vegan cream cheese, go for So Delicious or Kite Hill instead.