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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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
I bought this because of the Miyoko’s label. People really like her vegan butter. But the cashew cream cheese was sour. I can make a tastier homemade cashew spread at home.
I LOVE this stuff. To me, it’s more delicious than any other cream cheese, vegan or non-vegan.
I also feed a little bit daily to my dog as a way to hide his medication and supplements. Much cheaper (and healthier) than dog Pill Pockets.
He loves it too!
I was shocked at the taste of the plain cream cheese. I re-read the label as I thought I must’ve accidentally purchased a weird flavor with lemon or something. I was going to make a dip with it, but I’m afraid it’s going in the garbage.
tastes like solid yogurt
after trying and failing to find a good vegan cream cheese i finally found this brand in stores. the texture is fine i think the coconut just makes the flavor off. i personally dont really like coconut. this to me tasted like i was eating solid yogurt, it was very sour, not the experience i wanted when eating bagels.
Taste like it’s heavy on the vinegar and pretty salty to wear my tongue feels burnt.