Violife Vegan Cheese Shreds come in Classic Cheesy Flavors

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Violife Vegan Cheese Shreds are just like their Slices, but in more basic flavors. As you can see in the picture below, this cheese alternative does melt, and many report that it tastes delicious. But you be the judge! We have more information below and consumer ratings and reviews!

Violife Vegan Cheese Shreds Reviews and Information (Dairy-Free Cheese Alternative in Mozzarella and Cheddar)

Violife Vegan Cheese Shreds come in Classic Cheesy Flavors

I wouldn’t be surprised if they expand to other varieties, but for now, Violife has dairy-free consumers covered with alternatives for the two most popular shredded cheese varieties.

Cheddar

Violife Vegan Cheese Shreds Reviews and Information (Dairy-Free Cheese Alternative in Mozzarella and Cheddar)Ingredients: filtered water, coconut oil, food starch-modified (potato & corn), corn starch, salt (sea salt), cheddar flavor (vegan sources), olive extract, paprika extract & beta carotene (color), vitamin b12, powdered cellulose added to prevent caking.*

Nutrition (per 1/4 cup): 80 calories, 7g fat, 6g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 0g protein.*

Mozzarella

Violife Vegan Cheese Shreds Reviews and Information (Dairy-Free Cheese Alternative in Mozzarella and Cheddar)Ingredients: filtered water, coconut oil, food starch-modified (potato & corn), corn starch, salt (sea salt), mozzarella flavor (vegan sources), olive extract, beta carotene (color), vitamin b12, powdered cellulose added to prevent caking.*

Nutrition (per 1/4 cup): 80 calories, 7g fat, 6g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 0g protein.*

More Allergen Notes

We received the following very detailed and helpful information from a Violife representative about their dairy allergen protocols.

Regarding dairy ingredients, please note that we do share lines in some parts of the production process. However, we clean our equipment VERY meticulously, with multiple allergen swab testings to confirm absence of cross-contamination with dairy. Furthermore, production samples are sent to an accredited lab for allergen analysis. Our results are consistently negative for the presence of any dairy allergens.

Please note though that testing for absence of any dairy allergen is conducted as mentioned via multiple swab testing with a 0.4ppm* sensitivity after the weekend full cleaning. Once negative results are achieved our vegan production can commence Monday morning. We must stress that a negative result at 0.4ppm means that there is no dairy allergens present in concentration above that point.

*PPM = part per million, or less than 0.4 mg allergen in 1 Kg of product, or less than 0.01 mg in 20gr (1 slice) of product. 1mg = One thousandth of a gram.

As stated, the aforementioned allergens are not detectable by our testing. We have never had an issue and we export globally.

More Facts on Violife Vegan Cheese Shreds

Price: $4.89 per 8-ounce package

Availability: Violife Vegan Cheese Shreds are sold in the refrigerated section of natural food stores. In the U.S., you can find them at Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, and other regional markets. They are also available in the U.K., Germany, Austria, Spain, and Greece.

Certifications: Violife Vegan Cheese Shreds are Certified Vegan, Certified Kosher Pareve, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Violife Vegan Cheese Shreds are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. They might also fit into a keto diet.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Violife website at violifefoods.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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What Others Are Saying ...

How did you get it to melt?

4.0 rating
July 20, 2020

I really like the taste of the cheddar shreds and the consistency, but I tried to put it in a baked nacho dish and it would not melt. My shreds just got hard and crunchy. 350° for almost 30 minutes and took it out because I could not get it to melt and it was just getting worse. Any ideas? Thanks

Elle

Response from Go Dairy Free

Cheese alternatives are very sensitive to moisture, so they can easily dry out in the oven, especially if it isn’t very humid where you are right now. I recommend melting it on the stove top, adding some liquid as needed, and then pouring it over the nachos, like a nacho cheese sauce. I haven’t tried Violife, but all of the cheese alternatives I’ve tested to date will melt on the stove top – though I often add a little liquid as needed.

Taste

1.0 rating
June 20, 2020

Absolutely revolting had there been an option I would have given — 0 stars

Ann williams

Best melting/tasting vegan shreds!

5.0 rating
June 15, 2020

I have been trying several brands of vegan cheese for awhile now in an attempt to go dairy free. Violife is the 1st brand which both melts & tastes GREAT!! So happy to have finally found a brand worth eating!

PaulaJ

Violife Cheese Review

5.0 rating
May 24, 2020

I absolutely love this alternative. Violife tastes & has the consistency of of dairy cheese. It doesn’t melt as easily but it is really delicious 😋

april m.

Violife is the BEST!!

5.0 rating
May 21, 2020

Love their cheddar flavored cheeses. Cream cheese texture is great….with added cheddar flavoring….spectacular.

Carol Talbot

Taste like cheese with no bloating after effect

5.0 rating
May 17, 2020

MOST DELICIOUS WENT THREW MY SECOND PURCHASE and very satisfied

Jacob

Fantastic - what a pleasant surprise. Best Plant Based Cheese on the market

5.0 rating
May 4, 2020

I tried their cheddar slices and shreds, and their Mozzarella shreds. Amazing! Melts just like dairy cheese, and tastes very similar. By far the best plant based (Vegan) cheese I have tried. And was happy to see nut, gluten and soy free!

Mitchell

Better than Cheddar!

5.0 rating
May 2, 2020

The best tasting vegan cheese I have found by far! The flavor and texture are on point.

Fiona

Mozzarella shreds taste profile changed a few days

2.0 rating
January 24, 2020

Violife Mozzarella shreds taste profile changed a few days after opening package and became not usable. Seriously disappointed because I love the smoked provolone and cheddar slices and the “Feta” (which I actually think they should market as chèvre because it’s exactly like it in every way.) I don’t know if I got a bad bag or what but it’s just to costly to chance it again and so it’s back to Daiya for that one. Very disappointed.

M.M Leon

Best "cheese" replacement option

5.0 rating
January 9, 2020

I love love love violife cheeses and a plus they melt really well. I was so happy when i found a local pizzeria ising it yo make vegan pizza. My family owned several pizzerias growing up and pizza was truly the one thing i have missed (over the past 20 or so years) the most about being lactose intollerant…. Its so wonderful to enjoy great pizza again…

Paula

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, 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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