The best vegan cheese to buy in the UK
30 October 2020, 11:46 | Updated: 28 January 2022, 11:42
Where can you buy vegan cheese that tastes good? And do any of them melt? Here are the best brands available to buy in the UK.
It's now easier than ever to follow a plant-based diet, with everything from milk and yogurt to wine and Prosecco readily available for vegans.
One thing that has been a notoriously tricky food to recreate has been cheese, with some early vegan versions less than up to scratch with those missing dairy.
However, in the last couple of years, the vegan cheese market has skyrocketed - with some absolutely incredible options available to buy at mainstream shops and supermarkets.
To celebrate World Vegan Month this November, here are our picks of the best.
Violife sells an incredible range of unbelievably delicious vegan cheese, many of which are dead-ringers for the real thing.
One thing that's tricky to replicate in vegan cheese its its ability to melt - but Violife has created delicious melty cheeses that are perfect for pizzas and Mac 'n' cheese.
Their range features everything from mild cheddar to Greek-style, and they recently launched delicious round smoky cheddar flavour slices.
In time for summer, Violife recently launched their first ever vegan BBQ pack - which comes complete with their BBQ slices, Mediterranean Style Block and Greek White.
The box is available at Sainsbury's and costs £6.
Violife is available at a number of stockists, including M&S, Morrisons, Ocado, Tesco, Spar and Boots stores.
Follow Your Heart
Follow Your Heart's incredible range also do an amazing job of replicating the meltiness of normal cheese.
Their Mozzarella and Medium Cheddar slices are just perfect added to pizzas and lasagne, and their spicy Pepper Jack cheese is ideal added to nachos or quesadillas.
It's available to buy at Tesco, Ocado, Whole Foods Market, Planet Organic, The Vegan Kind and other natural food stores.
This Is Not Cheese Sauce
Whole Foods Market's This Is Not Cheese Sauce is perfect for both sweet and savoury dishes, and costs just £3.29.
Sheese sell a range of vegan cheeses, including cream cheese, mature cheddar and blue french style.
Green Vie's extensive range includes mozzarella, cheddar, and Gouda.
The cheeses are enriched with B12 and free from palm oil.
I Am Nut OK
If you're planning a cheese and wine night, look no further than I Am Nut OK's incredible range of artisan cheeses.
They sell unbelievable plant-based flavours like smoky charcoal, black truffle and smoky and spicy cream cheese, all of which are available online.