Date: 28 Jun 2019
Author: The Vegan Society Aotearoa

In a world first, the Vegan Society Aotearoa has declared July to be Vegan Cheese Month in New Zealand, to celebrate the incredible array of plant-based cheeses now available to us. These tasty and versatile cheese alternatives are made instead from peas, maize, potato, coconut as well as from nuts such as cashew and macadamia. Products like these are only growing in popularity according to supermarkets and retailers. 

Who hasn’t gone into their local supermarket recently to be astounded at the sight of yet another vegan cheese for sale? Then there’s the exciting artisan cheeses to be found at delis and vegan specialist shops, made using cultured and soaked nuts. There’s even vegans bringing their traditional family dairy cheese making skills into the arena. Such endeavours show that the future of cheese is truly plant-based and here to stay! Have you tried one of these from our members? Check out the list below to see who is who in vegan cheeses.

You can find easy to follow vegan cheese recipes here some you can make within an hour! Then there is the Mad Millie Vegan Cheese kit where you can create your own range of nut cheeses within a day. Who can ask for more? And yet vegans continue to experiment and come up with better and tastier products than their animal-based equivalents. This is truly an exciting time to be vegan.

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We have teamed up with some of our business members who are fabulous vegan cheese makers, to offer you a variety of prizes, tasters and all kinds of giveaways! Find out more by joining our Facebook page, if you haven’t already. Sign up to our Instagram account to get a hold of these great (or should that be grate?) gifts!