I’m a cheese nut ??
In this case, it’s okay because Miyoko Schinner of Miyoko’s Kitchen uses nuts to make delicious artisan vegan cheeses. When life gives you nuts, make cheese ?
Even though I got to sample some of Miyoko’s cheeses at the Vida Vegan Con Bazaar in Austin last summer, I wanted to dig into my very own wheel of vegan cheese and if I happened to eat it all in one sitting, no one would know or judge me ?
What follows is all the info you need to know about Miyoko’s products including ingredients, where to buy it, nutritional information and more. Short version tho: it all rocks ✊
Not that she needs my help. Miyoko’s cheeses have won awards and been featured in numerous publications. Although technically, since there’s no dairy in her products, the state of California doesn’t allow her to use the word cheese. Which is fine, because “cultured nut product” sounds so much fancier ?
BASIC NUTRITIONAL INFO
- All of the products are USDA organic
- The main ingredient for the cheeses is cashews
- Most of the cheeses also contain chickpea miso and nutritional yeast
- Each cheese only contains a few ingredients, all of which are easy to read and understand (no weird processed ingredients that you can’t pronounce)
- Can be refrigerated for up to 100 days
WHERE TO BUY
Whole Foods and Natural Grocer’s are suppliers. I bought my Aged English Sharp Farmhouse at Spiral Diner in Dallas, which is a delicious vegan restaurant.
Now, this fancy cultured nut product is a little pricey. It probably won’t be a staple in your fridge, but it’s a nice treat to have every once in a while or to wow your vegan or non vegan friends.
You can also buy Miyoko’s products straight from her cheese shop online and have them shipped to you. Just keep in mind that certain products have an order minimum.
Enjoy flavors like Double Cream Sundried Tomato Garlic, High Sierra Rustic Alpine, Mt. Vesuvius Black Ash, Country Style Herbes de Provence, and Classic Double Cream Chive!
Spiral Diner only had one choice of Miyoko’s cheese – Aged English Sharp Farmhouse – and I snatched it up as fast as I could. l decided to pair it with Mary’s Gone Crackers, fresh berries and mint, and homemade strawberry watermelon lemonade ???
The verdict?…. DELICIOUS AF. It has the same consistency as dairy cheese and a rich, tangy flavor. Savory, complex, and deeply flavorful. It was super yummy with the crackers, but it would also be great in a sandwich or maybe even melted with some cashew milk to make a cheese sauce (mac n’ cheez anyone?).
Whether you’re full blown vegan for life or dipping your toes in the water or just trying to cut out dairy from your diet, I highly recommend Miyoko’s Creamery, especially if cheese is an important part of your life like it is for me ?