Nooch It Cashew Grated Cheeze is a Plant-Based Take on Parmesan


Are you craving a quick and easy cheesy topper? Then Nooch It from UPrise Foods might be worth sampling. This wholesome, organic blend is made with simple ingredients, but it boasts some complex flavors. It’s similar to homemade dairy-free “grated” Parmesan – a blend of nuts, nutritional yeast, and seeds. Yet, it’s a special combination that was a bit unlike any recipe I’ve tried.

Nooch It Cashew Grated Cheeze (dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan)

Nooch It Cashew Grated Cheeze is a Plant-Based Take on Parmesan

I have to admit, Nooch It hits all the right notes for savory, salty, and rich flavor. It might not taste exactly like Parmesan cheese, but it’s a pretty darn good alternative.

I used it mostly atop popcorn and just loved the cheesy flavor it imparted. It does have some larger bits that don’t cling perfectly to the popcorn. But it’s so delicious that I devoured every last crumb once the popcorn was finished. It’s also a great option for sprinkling on pasta dishes, rice, and veggies. The one caveat is that it doesn’t tend to melt in like Parmesan. Instead it adds flavor with a touch more texture.

If you do purchase it, I recommend getting the shaker to try first, and then ordering the larger bag to refill the shaker if you like it.

Nooch It Parmesan Cheese Alternative Reviews and InfoIngredients: organic cashews, organic nutritional yeast, organic brown rice powder, organic garlic powder, organic hemp seeds, sea salt. contains: cashews (tree nuts)

Nutrition (per 1 tablespoons): 40 calories, 2.5g fat, 3g carbs, <1g fiber, <1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 2g protein.*

The Facts on Nooch It Cashew Grated Cheeze

Price: $6.99 to $9.99 per 4-ounce shaker; $17.99 to $22.99 per 12-ounce resealable bag

Availability: Nooch It is just starting to hit stores, so it’s easiest to find in Massachussetts where the company is based. However, UPrise Foods ships Nooch It direct to customers throughout the U.S. via their website below and via Amazon.

Certifications: Nooch It is made with 100% organic ingredients and fair trade cashews, but they don’t seem to have any certifications at this time.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Nooch It is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the UPrise Foods website at

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Nooch It Cashew Grated Cheeze (dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan)

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So [bleep] good

Rated 5 out of 5
October 8, 2020

Easily the best vegan parm I have ever had. It’s better than real parm

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Best vegan “parm” I’ve ever had

Rated 5 out of 5
September 19, 2020

I first tried this at the Boston Vegan & Vegetarian Food Festival a few years ago. As a former lover of dairy who is sadly allergic (not lactose intolerant) milk and eggs, this is the only vegan cheese that I like plain. I put this on spaghetti, add it to to vegan cheese puffs (like Chippeas), and even eat pinches straight while cooking. It isn’t exactly like Parmesan, but it’s the best combination of salty and umami flavors.

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Great taste

Rated 5 out of 5
June 5, 2020

I love the taste of this seasoning. It isn’t just like Parmesan, but the cheesy flavor does the trick. It’s like grated Parmesan in texture, and doesn’t melt in. Some of the bits are also a little coarse for things like popcorn, but still good. Adds nice flavor to meals.

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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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