12 Gourmet Vegan Cheeses You Need to Try

From creamy camembert to truffle brie, explore the innovative flavors and textures that redefine dairy-free indulgence. Whether you're a seasoned cheese enthusiast or a curious newcomer, embark on a culinary journey through the world of gourmet vegan cheese that celebrates taste, craftsmanship, and sustainability.
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Miyoko's fancy gourmet cheese.
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In the realm of vegan cuisine, the evolution of plant-based alternatives has reached remarkable heights, none more tantalizing than gourmet vegan cheeses. Far from being mere substitutes, these cheeses have emerged as culinary masterpieces in their own right, offering a delectable array of flavors, textures, and artisanal craftsmanship.

At the heart of gourmet vegan cheese lies the art of transformation—taking humble plant-based ingredients and elevating them into luxurious delights. Cashews, almonds, coconut, and even tofu serve as the raw canvas upon which cheese artisans work their magic. Through processes such as fermentation, culturing, and aging, these artisans coax out flavors and textures that rival their dairy counterparts.

The diversity of gourmet vegan cheeses knows no bounds, offering an expansive palette of tastes to tantalize the senses. From the creamy richness of aged cashew camembert to the sharp tang of fermented almond feta, each cheese carries its own distinct personality. Infusions of herbs, spices, and aromatic oils add depth and complexity, inviting exploration with every bite.

Let’s embark on a journey through the world of gourmet vegan cheeses, where innovation meets tradition, and sustainability harmonizes with taste.

Miyoko’s Artisan Vegan Cheese

Miyoko’s Creamery has established itself as a pioneer in the world of vegan cheese, renowned for its commitment to quality and flavor. Their range spans from classic cultured nut cheeses to innovative spreads and artisanal wheels. With offerings like Aged English Sharp Farmhouse and Black Ash, Miyoko’s delivers a decadent experience that’s as rich in taste as it is in craftsmanship.

Miyoko's fancy gourmet cheese.

Nuts for Cheese

This brand specializes in creating gourmet vegan cheeses using organic cashews and locally sourced ingredients. Their lineup features innovative flavors like smoky Chipotle Cheddar and rich and creamy Super Blue. They’re both excellent for crumbling over salads or pairing with crackers. Look out for other interesting options such as Sharp Cheddar, Artichoke and Herb, Black Garlic, Smoked Gouda, Cranberry Pink Peppercorn, and super popular Un-Brie-Livable.

A white plate on a wooden table holding a pie shaped upright wedge of Nuts for Cheese vegan blue cheese along with a slice cut out with a small cheese knife and a few cashews.

Treeline Treenut Cheese

Hudson Valley’s Treeline embodies the essence of artisanal craftsmanship, using fine cashew nuts and probiotic cultures. Their range includes soft French-style cheeses like Classic Aged Artisanal, Creamy Scallion, Cashew Pimento, and Herb-Garlic. Each flavor boasts a velvety texture and complex flavor profile that delights the senses. Newly added products such as their non-dairy goat cheese spread come in Original, Garlic & Basil, and Blueberry.

A round of Treeline Reserve vegan gourmet cheese on a table with fresh basil, a cloth napkin and a bowl of artichoke hearts and olives.

Vtopian Artisan Cheeses

Based in Portland, Oregon, Vtopian Artisan Cheeses combines traditional cheese-making techniques with innovative plant-based ingredients. Their lineup features a diverse selection of aged cheeses, from Aged White Cheddar, Black Garlic, Caramelized Onion Camembert, Smoked Gouda to Lavender and Dark Chocolate Strawberry Brie. All are made with organic and locally sourced produce.

A wedge of Vtopian gourmet vegan, dairy free cashew cheese  in Basil Brie on a bed of fresh basil.

Kite Hill

Kite Hill has mastered the art of crafting creamy, indulgent cheeses from almond milk, resulting in products that are as luscious as they are dairy-free. This well-known company offers a range of options perfect for both snacking and culinary exploration. Choose from tangy soft spreadable herbed cheeses in Cracked Black Pepper and Garlic and Herb or rich and crumbly Ricotta.

Two tubs of Kite Hill dairy free spreadable chese on colorful plates surrounded by crackers and vegetables on a blue and purple tablecloth background.

Rebel Cheese

Rebel Cheese, located in Austin, Texas, is a haven for cheese lovers seeking artisanal vegan alternatives. Their selection includes a variety of handcrafted cheeses, such as Truffle Tremor, a luxurious cheese infused with aromatic truffle oil, and Cranberry & Pistachio Brie, a creamy cheese studded with tangy cranberries and crunchy pistachios. Looking for the perfect gift or party platter? Consider their incredibly delicious curated cheese boxes, cheese vault exclusives, and sample boxes.

A woman in a Rebel Cheese brand apron holding a wooden platter with two rounds of vegan gourmet cheese.

Climax Foods

Climax Foods is revolutionizing the world of vegan cheese with their innovative plant-based blue cheese alternative. Using cutting-edge technology, they recreate the distinctive flavors and textures of traditional blue cheese without the need for animal products. Their vegan blue cheese offers the same creamy richness and tangy bite that cheese enthusiasts crave. This is a must-try for any cheese connoisseur.

A round and two wedges of dairy free, vegan gourmet cheese by Climax Foods on a wooden cutting board against a gray background.

The Uncreamery

Located in Oakland, California, The Uncreamery crafts artisanal vegan cheeses including a Smoked Gouda, Dill Havarti, and Ghost Pepper Jack. Known for its delicious and innovative dairy-free cheeses, they use high-quality ingredients to replicate the taste and texture of dairy cheese. Each cheese is handmade in small batches, ensuring a fresh and flavorful experience. The Uncreamery’s cheeses are popular among vegans and non-vegans alike, thanks to their authentic flavors and creamy textures.

Two wheels and three blocks of UnCreamery cheese in various flavors against a wood paneled background.

SriMu

SriMu offers a range of artisanal vegan cheeses made from organic almonds and cashews, infused with herbs, and spices. Their lineup includes indulgent options like Elder (Brie), Gold Alchemy (Smoked Gouda), Spire (Blue Cheese), Bertie (Camembert), Dolce Vita & Imagine (Sweet Gorgonzola), Fire (Pepper Jack), Cloud 9 (Mozzarella) and Bonfire (Spicy Cheese Ball). A luxurious cheese box (featuring 2-6 cheese wheels) would make an incredibly delicious and thoughtful gift.

Five rounds of SriMu gourmet vegan cheese on a marble platter along with fresh figs, nuts and herbs.

UmYum Foods

UmYum Foods is a vegan gourmet cheese company specializing in artisanal plant-based cheeses. Their cheeses are crafted with care and attention to detail, using only the finest ingredients. UmYum offers a variety of flavors, from tangy aged varieties to creamy spreads, all made without dairy, soy, or gluten. Each cheese is handcrafted in small batches to ensure quality and flavor consistency. UmYum’s cheeses are loved for their rich flavors and luxurious textures, especially their Camembert, plant-based Truffle, Feta, and Queso varieties.

A round of Um Yum vegan cheese surrounded by crackers, cookies and nuts on a black platter.

Vromage

This little cheese shop in Los Angeles ships online, and it’s well worth the shipping fee! Vromage uses mostly seeds and nuts to create their appealing cheese base. They offer soft cheeses with varieties like Veganzola, Cranberry Goat, Herb Feta, Spicy Cheddar, Mozzarella, Camembert, Pepperjack, and Truffle Brie. Each option is handcrafted, fermented, and perfected to high standards. Vromage’s superior quality is sure to impress.

A wedge of Vromage vegan gourmet cheese on a white platter filled with nuts and a silver cheese knife with a bowl of pistachios in the background.

Good Planet

GoodPlanet Foods crafts dairy-free cheeses using a blend of plant-based ingredients, including almonds, coconut oil, and nutritional yeast. Their selection includes versatile options like Mozzarella Shreds, perfect for melting on pizzas or pasta dishes, and Pepper Jack Slices, a spicy and zesty cheese perfect for adding a kick to sandwiches or burgers. If you’re looking for a delicious cheese block option, their Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, and Feta are always a hit.

Three blocks of Good Planet Foods vegan cheese on a slate background along with a fork, a bowl of sauce and shells, veggies slices and herbs.

Violife

Hailing from Greece, Violife is known for its wide array of vegan cheese alternatives that melt, slice, and grate just like dairy cheese. From their signature Parmesan wedge to the creamy texture of Just Like Cheddar slices, Violife caters to every cheese lover’s cravings with authenticity and flavor. You can never go wrong with other creamy and flavorful options such as their Mature Cheddar, Just Like Feta, and Mediterranean-style Grill Me blocks.

hand holding a block of violife vegan parmesan cheese

The Vreamery

The Vreamery, in Paso Robles, California, is a brick and morter and online vegan cheese shop that offers a wide array of vegan cheese brands. Their own cheese options such as Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Feta with Flowers, Grated Parmesan with Truffle, and House Parmesan are wildly popular. And, for good reason! A gift card to this artisan cheese shop would make a thoughtful gift for anyone who enjoys vegan gourmet cheese.

A layout of sixteen o more plant-based and dairy-free Vreamery cheese rounds in herb flavor.

Are you excited to load up your vegan charcuterie board and spread a knife into these cheeses? Grab a box of crackers, marinated olives, pickled veggies, vegan salami, and pour yourself a glass of vegan wine.

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