Many people don’t even know that there is a dairy-free ricotta alternative on the market, when in fact, there are two! Kite Hill has an Almond Milk Ricotta, and Tofutti Better Than Ricotta Cheese is a nut-free, soy-based alternative. According to Tofutti founder, David Mintz, there aren’t more dairy-free ricotta cheese alternatives on the market because it’s a tricky endeavor.
Ricotta has a certain type of texture. Even dairy people have a difficult time with it. That’s why you don’t see many companies making ricotta. I’ve spoken to a number of dairies and they say, well, it’s a temperamental product, it’s not that easy to make, there’s a lot of labor involved. It’s a very delicate and temperamental cheese.
Dairy-Free lasagna stuffed with Tofutti Better Than Ricotta Cheese. Photo from Tofutti.
Tofutti Better Than Ricotta Cheese is a Unique Dairy-Free Alternative
We originally shared this product when it launched in 2011. It’s still around, so I’m updating it with our new format! I know many people who’ve successfully used this dairy-free ricotta in lasagna, manicotti, and other classic recipes. But let us know if it worked well for you! If you buy and try it, leave you rating and review below.
Ingredients: water, expeller blend of natural oils (palm fruit, soybean and olive), non-gmo (tofu, soy protein), maltodextrin, veg lactic acid, natural blend of gums (locust bean, guar, cellulose, xanthan and carrageenan), brown rice, agar agar, vinegar, organic sugar, vegetable mono and diglycerides, sea salt. contains soy.
Nutrition (per 1/4 cup): 100 calories, 7g fat, 8g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g sugars, 2g protein.*
More Facts on Tofutti Better Than Ricotta Cheese
Price: $3.49 per 16-ounce tub
Availability: Tofutti Better Than Ricotta Cheese is sold refrigerated at Whole Foods and various independent grocers and small chains in the U.S.
Certifications: Tofutti Better Than Ricotta Cheese is Certified Kosher Parve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Tofutti Better Than Ricotta Cheese is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Tofutti website at www.tofutti.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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Better than Ricotta (Tofutti)
Fantastic! Used it with roasted eggplant, Tofurky sausage, and sauce for lasagna and cannot wait to use it again!! Butternut-squashed stuffed shells comes to mind. It is subtle, blends/melts well. GREAT vegan alternative.