The best in local, dairy-free cheese
1 Super “Blue”
London, Ontario’s Nuts
for Cheese makes this pungent, marbled wedge with dusky spirulina algae. Nutsforcheese.com.
5 Sacred Sage
This pumpkin seed– cashew blend, available through the Secret
Vegan Cheese Club on Facebook, is coated in herbs and smoked with rubbed sage.
2 Sharp and smoky
Wood and Water’s cashew-based cheddar-style cheese packs umami depth. Woodandwater-foods.com.
6 Muenster Mash
Cheese snobs will be delighted by the tangy, turmeric- and paprikalaced Muenster Mash, also by Nuts for Cheese.
3 Buffalo mozzarella
Pleasantville’s buttery hemp-and-coconut cheese is great in a caprese salad or on a margherita pizza. Pleasantvillecreamery.com.
7 Herb and garlic
This thyme- and marjoram-seasoned spread, also by Wood
and Water, is an ideal schmear for a bagel.
Ladyship Vegan’s herb-speckled, tofu based feta is part of an impressive lineup of hard and soft cheeses. Facebook.com/ladyshipvegan.
8 Cheese curds
Ladyship Vegan’s curds achieve sublime gooeyness on poutine with mushroom gravy.
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