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What Is Vegan Cheese, And Is It Lactose-Free?

by Toni Olukiran

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With all the vegan cheese alternative on the market, you may be wondering — what is it exactly, is it suitable for people with lactose intolerance, and what types of vegan cheeses are out there? Read on for your questions answered.

What is vegan cheese?

Vegan cheese is a cheese that is is completely plant-based, and this can be created through various means. From soft cheese to hard cheeses, the world of vegan cheese has come to be one with a great range. Instead of milk, the base of vegan cheese is typically some kind of nut, like cashews, and also coconuts. It then goes through a process of fermentation to create a ‘cheese’-like product. For more information about how it’s made exactly, check out our article here. 

Is vegan cheese lactose-free?

Yes, vegan cheese is completely plant-based and does not contain the lactase enzyme, making it suitable and a great alternative for any with lactose intolerance.

What vegan cheeses are there?

Now, going plant-based is easier than ever with the availability of vegan cheese of all styles. From vegan parmesan cheese to feta, to vegan halloumi, to even vegan mozzarella balls that can be found on our aubergine parmigiana, your favourite vegan cheese has been veganised — so find the best ones here!

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By Toni Olukiran
Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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