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.
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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.
So I tried the Cashew Milk “Fish Free Lox” cream cheese, and hands down it was one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever tried. I’m not vegan or on a non -dairy diet and I’m not interested in being either (nor debating it) BUT I would be foolish to say that there aren’t some good plant based alternatives out there for CERTAIN products, this isn’t one of them. When something says anything related to trying to imitate a meat product in vegan form, it’s bad enough that it usually tastes bad, but when you’re told something resembles a Lox based (read smoked fish) cream cheese, it’s bad enough that the cashew cheese is fighting the flavor of…coconut milk. I know the dairy free/vegan communities are crazy over coconut milk and coconut oil as a use for everything in cooking and in life, but on what planet did someone think that coconut goes with smoked salmon? No. This isn’t “fusion” nor creative, it’s disgusting and deceptive because I’ve basically wasted money on a nut and coconut spread that on its own, probably would have been ok had it just been those two ingredients, without trying to be sold that this purchase in any way resembles eating lox or lox “adjacent”. No. Seaweed doesn’t taste like fish. It tastes like seaweed and that’s supposed to be the lox substitute? Gross. I’ll never be buying from this company again.
Response from Go Dairy Free
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I tried this because I love Miyokos butter but this cream cheese alternative does not taste good to me. It is incredibly sour. The one positive is that most vegan cream cheese has next to no nutritional value and this one has a good amount of protein thanks to the cashew milk. So if you want a sour spread for your bagel, I suppose this would be the one for you.
I am not picky when it comes to Dairy free cream cheese. I bought this from Trader Joes and can not finish it. It is so bad. The best comparison I can think of is the acidic taste one experiences after they get sick.
Highly DONT recommend. Huge waste of money.
Sour, overly coconut-y, tastes like it's turned
May totally be fine for some folks but to me didn’t taste like cream cheese at all. Had the texture/consistency of a cream cheese but the flavor was honestly like cottage cheese… very sour and salty, and the coconut flavor was really strong. It did taste like dairy that had turned. Don’t recommend.
This tastes terrible! The texture is fine, it’s the flavor of it that throws me off. I like some of the other Miyokos products, but if you’re going to buy vegan cream cheese, buy the kite hill brand.
You MUST try this product!
I typically do not like any cheese alternatives. But this product has me hooked. I love the flavor and just bought more. It is dense so don’t expect something like whipped cream cheese. But the taste is great and I like the dense creamy texture. This company is working toward a reduction in animal exploitation and has a quality product. And the ingredients are a major plus if u want something healthy. But flavor counts and I prefer this to regular cream cheese.
Cheese Spread, NOT cream cheese
If you expect cream cheese, you will be disappointed. This is more of a vegan cheese spread. The flavor is fine, for a spread, as is the texture. But in no way, shape, or form does this remotely resemble cream cheese, either in texture or flavor. I am giving it two stars because I’ll still eat it on crackers, but I won’t be buying it again.
I had to scrape it off my bagel
I put it on a small portion of the bagel to taste it and had to scrape it off. It was just nasty tasting. My cardiologist told me to go vegan so I’ve been trying all of these vegan substitutes. This is so far the worst of them. I had used the Myokos “butter” (we called it margarine back in the day) and it actually tasted pretty good so I’m not averse to all of them.
Response from Go Dairy Free
As a heads up, there is a difference between margarines and buttery spreads / sticks – and products like Miyoko’s don’t meet the standard/definition by the FDA to be classified as margarine -> https://www.godairyfree.org/food-and-grocery/buttery-spread-margarine-differences