planted

Lifestyle

Cashews with a harsh flash
2min read
Share

Is Cashew Cheese Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

2min read

Whether you’re filing a sandwich or putting out a lunch-time spread, cashew cheese might be just the thing you fancy. But is it vegan?

Cashew cheese

Cashew cheese is a tasty plant-based alternative to dairy cheese. It has a base of soaked and blended cashews instead of milk from cows, sheep or goats. Instead it uses live cultures, nutritional yeast and other natural flavours like herbs or even fruit. 

It can be made in a variety of different ways to replicate the many different types of cheeses that already exist; from soft and spreadable cashew cream cheese to hard and semi-hard cashew cheeses. 

cashew nuts

Is cashew cheese vegan? 

Generally yes, cashew cheese is suitable for vegans. It was designed to be a dairy alternative, so it should always be vegan. It’s definitely worth checking the labels in case of cross-contamination or the addition of non-vegan ingredients to be safe.

Is vegan cashew cheese healthy?

Absolutely – cashew cheese can provide a whole host of nutritional benefits as part of a balanced and varied diet. In one serving, you’ll get a good amount of healthy fats, key vitamins and minerals and if it’s been fermented or uses live cultures then it will be full of good bacterias too.

Hungry for more vegan cheese? 

cashew cheese header

Check out our shopping basket for the best vegan cheeses on the market. 

Send more plant-based and healthy living questions our way!

Share

Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

Read more from Fabian


MORE GREAT READS

Let us take care of dinner

We help to make eating more plants easy and delicious. Fancy letting us take care of dinner? Check out our delicious meals here.
People and Planet
VisaMasterCardAmerican expressApple PayGoogle PayMicrosoft wallet

© Copyright 2021 Allplants Ltd.
All rights reserved

Welcome to allplants. We use cookies (plant-based, of course!). By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more.