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.
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.
why the poor reviews?
This is good stuff and I am surprised by the poor ratings. I personally like my favor to carry a zing. I do not like the heavy, unctuous taste other cream cheeses have, including Tofutti which I find to have a plastic quality. So if you are like me, you should enjoy this bagel spread.
Perfect Tangy Cream Cheese but not regular Cream Cheese
I love the Perfect Tangy flavor from the cultures it’s so good I wasn’t sure if it was supposed to be Tangy but didn’t want to stop eating it because I knew cultures with make stuff like that if not sweetened or blended with the right ingredient combo definitely an amazing and delicious tangy cream cheese alternative with amazingly basic ingredients but not a good alternative for regular Cream cheese which is why I give 4 stars as I do love the taste as a tangy alternative and when picked up at the grocery outlet or other discount stores or simply on sale/clearance its definitely worth the price it has a good cream cheese flavor with a nice tang to it so if you are into tangy cream cheese the classic plain definitely tastes like tangy cream cheese and is amazing just don’t expect something without tang.
Myokos butter is outstanding, the best!
But sadly the cream cheese is not. It’s tangy, almost sour, and that is not what cream cheese is supposed to taste like. It does have a cream cheese consistency for spreading.
I’m sure it can be cooked into something but I’m not sure what and I hate throwing things out. I will not use it again on my bagels.
The best vegan cream cheese is violife.