A : Plant-based cheese contains protein from, you guessed it, plants! Various plant-based ingredients can be used to accomplish this, but cashews are our staple go-to.
Q : Why do we need cheese made from plants?
A : Aside from the fact that plant-based cheese is delicious, here are a few other reasons why 100% dairy-free cheese is important:
- Health: Various scientific studies have suggested that having a plant-based diet and removing dairy is beneficial to our overall health.
- Planet: Plant food production produces much lower rates of carbon dioxide emissions than dairy food production.
- Animals: We love animals! We’re excited to show that you can have 100% dairy-free cheese without cows, sheep, or goats.
Q : How do you make Nuts For Cheese? What is it made of?
A : Our product is made entirely by hand in our facility in London, Ontario. We start by fermenting organic cashew milk with vegan cultures (created in-house) and then combine with various high-quality vegetables, like fresh artichokes, and season with spices like crushed chipotle peppers, turmeric, and paprika.
After the fermentation process is complete, our 100% dairy-free cheese products are aged for a select amount of time to produce a rich, sharp, and tasty flavour experience.
Q : Are there any fillers or gums?
A: No! We don’t use any fillers or gums in any of our artisan 100% dairy-free plant-based cheeses.
Q : Is Nuts For Cheese lactose-free? Soy-free? Gluten-free? GMO-free?
A : Yes, yes, yes, and yes! All of our plant-based cheese are dairy/lactose-free, soy-free,-gluten-free, and GMO-free.
Q : Is it organic?
A : Yes. We use only certified organic ingredients. We believe that eating organic food is important for many reasons including avoiding exposure to unnecessary chemicals, increasing the bio-availability of nutrients, and protecting our environment by reducing soil and water pollution. You can read more about our dedication to being organic here.
Q : Can you freeze the cheese?
A : Yes, you can freeze the cheese, although it does alter the texture a bit and the freezer can diminish the good bacteria produced during fermentation, which is why most people enjoy it fresh.
Q : Is the cheese shreddable?
A : If you’d like to shred the cheese, pop it in the freezer for about 10 minutes prior to shredding on top of nachos, pizza, or your favourite pasta dish.
Q : Does your cheese melt?
A : You bet it does! Just pop it under the broiler to melt, or just stir it in to your favourite warm dish.
Q : What is rejuvelac?
A : Rejuvelac is a culturing agent we use to ferment our products. It’s made from sprouted, organic quinoa. We even make our own rejuvelac in-house!