A few years ago, consumers looking for vegan cheese were limited to products made with rice and soy, but now that the dietary and lifestyle movement has grown so much in popularity, there is a market full of options for those who prefer to keep their diets free of animal products and by-products. The market has grown so big in fact, rather than being confined to health and specialty food sections of stores, shops like the Vtopia Artisan Cheese are popping up.
This all-vegan cheese shop in Portland, Oregon, features a variety of plant-based cheese products that come from across the country. As well as serving as a spot to sell its own line of cheese, the cheese shop also carries products from Heidi Ho, Punk Rawk Labs and Miyoko's Creamery.
In terms of variety, it's possible to order grilled sandwiches, cheese plates, fondue as well as options to go. The vegan cheese flavors mimic favorites like aged white cheddar, smoked gouda, and Camembert.