Cheese is one food that many vegetarians and vegans find difficult to give up when adopting a specialty diet, but cashew cheese makes the most convincing substitute for this dairy treat.
Miyoko’s Creamery makes its nut-based "cheese," or 'Cultured Nut Product' from a base of cashews, organic chickpea miso and a few additional ingredients, depending on the desired flavor of the finished product. Some of the most elaborate artisan nut products include the brand's Country Style Herbes de Provence, the French Style Winter Truffle or the Mt. Vesuvius Black Ash.
As well as being completely dairy-free, these cultured nut products are also free of soy and gluten. With the inclusion of nutritional yeast, these cheese-inspired products are also high in protein and B vitamins, which are crucial to people who follow plant-based diets.