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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I think it's great
I’m puzzled by these reviews. This tastes better than regular scallion cream cheese too me. I was pleasantly surprised. It’s a little tangy, sort of like chevre.
If i could give no stars....Worst Vegan Cheese available
Worst Vegan Cream cheese ever!
Tastes overwhelmingly of fake coconut flavour. (like when you buy cheap coconut milk and it has a chemically vanilla taste.)
Tastes awful…and nothing like cheese.
Smooth, slightly sweet flavor
I can no longer have dairy, so after a period of total abstinence from anything even dairy-ish, I began to miss some of my favorite meals and began to explore vegan cheese alternatives. I’ve had Daiya and Kite Hill, and recently I tried the Mykonos plainly classic cream cheese. Unlike other reviewers, I found the taste to be slightly sweet – definitely sweeter than conventional dairy cream cheese. A little too sweet to replace regular cream cheese in some of my more savory dishes, but perfectly tasty on a bagel or crackers! It is nice topped with honey or agave, as it complements the sweetness. I’ll bet it would make an amazing cheesecake! The texture was a little thicker, and slightly harder to spread, but I will definitely buy again!
First time tasting it tonight. I wanted a late night snack and decided on a half a bagel. I was excited to try this as I’m 11 days into being vegan and trying new things is an exciting challenge. Well um this missed the mark completely and it’s very sour. I have decided since it’s scallion I’ll use it on my potatoes tomorrow instead of throwing it away.
Vegan Cream Cheese the WORST
I have now tried two Miyoko products. The Vegan Cream Cheese and a spread. The Spread, (forgive me I forget the name of the flavor) tasted awfully sour. A month later I tried this Cream Cheese Classic (plain). Same problem, just a nasty overwhelming sour taste. Both products were returned to the Grocery Store. If you love the taste of Rejuvalac or whatever it is that is making these products horrendously sour and otherwise tasteless then I guess you will love the Cream Cheese.
I thought maybe I just got unlucky with my purchase but apparently everyone is tasting sour cream cheese as well! WTH? Ruined my bagels 😤 How is there no lemon juice or vinegar in the ingredients? Suspicious…
Response from Go Dairy Free
They culture / ferment instead of adding lemon juice or vinegar to give it a tangy flavor. But it sounds like the results from the culturing lately have been too sour instead of lightly tangy!
Had hopes on plain, un-lox your dreams barely
I am at high risk for Brest Cancer, so dairy is now out (60’s 1 in 28) so I bought 1 plain and 1 un-lox your dreams of Miyoko’s brand of cream cheese. The plain was awful, and the un-lox your dreams was barely consumable, but I can deal with it. The brand is cashew based, which is good, and has no carrageenan (carcinogen).
I Love Some of Miyoko Products But This...
Was a waste of my money. Its sour!
They make a non sour products delicious creamy cheeses, what happened here?!
Please revise this as I am sure I will buy it.
This vegan cream cheese is disgusting. I honestly thought it had gone bad, but the expiration date had not passed. I tried to eat it with on rice cakes with cucumber, but it is tangy in the worst way and not cream cheese-y at all. Threw it away because no one in my household would eat it. There are other brands of vegan cream cheese that taste much better and cost even less.
This ‘cream cheese’ is terrible!! Like others, I thought maybe it was spoiled? (But it didn’t expire until February 2020) Or if maybe we didn’t pick up the plain flavor, but something else instead. It tasted sour which won’t work in my recipe for a dish at Christmas dinner. Luckily it isn’t totally necessary for it, but still will be missed. The only reason we bought it was because our usual brand was sold out, and it wasn’t cheap! We ended up throwing the whole container away because I can’t imagine what it would taste good on. I’ve tried her mozzarella which was great! But this was not a winner.