Vegan cheese is a non-dairy or plant cheese analogue aimed at vegans and other people who want to avoid animal products, including those who are lactose-intolerant. As with plant milk, vegan cheese can be made from cashews, sesame seeds, soybeans, coconut oil, rice, almonds and other nuts, and nutritional yeast.
Vegan cheese is cholesterol-free and may be a good source of soy protein. Several brands melt in the way dairy cheese does. Popular brands include Sheese (a Scottish brand), Biocheese, Violife, Cheezly, Daiya, Teese and Tofutti.
- Dixie Mahy, Miyoko Schinner, Artisan Vegan Cheese, Book Publishing Company, 2013, p. v.
- https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/71304?fg=&manu=&lfacet=&format=Full&count=&max=50&offset=&sort=default&order=asc&qlookup=Dairy+free+vegan+cheese&ds=&qt=&qp=&qa=&qn=&q=&ing= Nutritional value of Toffuti mozzarella
Collection of primary sources
- Shurtleff, W.; Aoyagi, A. (2013). History of Cheese, Cream Cheese and Sour Cream Alternatives (With or Without Soy) (1896-2013):: Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook. Soyinfo Center. ISBN 978-1-928914-61-7.
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