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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Awful. Nothing like real cream cheese. Acidic, tangy in the worst way. Avoid!
My vegan, gluten-free family LOVES Miyoko’s products! The butter has been an absolute godsend – it’s the first vegan butter to pass our critical taste test. Its delicious creaminess can even be savored all alone on bread to satisfy an old favorite: bread and butter! The cream cheese is our latest fave find. This versatile healthy version of the “real” (dairy) thing, works perfectly in all our favorite sweet and savory recipes. Our non-vegan friends and family have raved about it, not knowing it’s made from nuts. Most recently we mixed it with CocoWhip Cream to create a delectable sweet cream cheese dessert topping. Thank you Miyoko!
Overwhelming taste of vinegar, and made my tongue feel like it got a mild burn?
Taste only improves slightly when you combine it with a strong flavor like semi dried tomatoes and even then it tastes like eating coconut oil.
At $12 I would not purchase this again, there are far better tasting vegan cream cheese for half the price. Disappointed, I had heard good things about Miyoko’s but it’s super expensive here in Australia so I doubt I will be buying anymore of her products without the chance to taste it first.
straight up vinegar
i thought i had accidentally picked up a vinegar-flavored cream cheese. it actually made my tongue burn.
rancid and unpleasant
very rancid and unpleasant. prefer the miyoko cheese wheel to this.
Tangy sour taste
I was really confused and had to check my expiration date. It tasted like sour milk. Had it gone bad?
Plain tangy taste
I also thought my was spoiled
I Wondered if Mine Was Rancid
…but apparently it’s supposed to taste like this, judging by the other comments. Wow. Its pungency might come in handy incorporated into recipes which call for that taste. But when one anticipates the familiar neutral flavor of plain cream cheese, this fermented flavor is seriously off-putting. Plainly Classic? No.
Loved all three
I tried all tree of these cream cheeses and loved them! I used my non-vegan boyfriend as a litmus test and he especially liked the Lox style. It is pretty convincing and excellent on bagels or in wraps.
Bad experience, bad replacement.
Horrible. My life long experience for cream cheese has always resulted in a creamy experience. This cream cheese was gritty. And left an awful aftertaste. I was open to trying this product bc of its vegan claim. The product reminded me of the reason why I’m not vegan.