Welcome to the Culture Behind the Cheese

About Nuts For Cheese™

Nuts For Cheese™ is handcrafted in Canada. Our 100% dairy-free vegan cheese is shreddable, spreadable, sliceable, and meltable. Nuts For Cheese™ is sold at retailers across the USA and Canada!
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Some People Love Cheese;

I'm nuts for cheese.

I set out to craft dairy-free cheese for cheese lovers evervwhere. No trade-offs, no compromises. A cheese that was so delicious, it wasn't about what you can eat, it's what you want to eat.

Margaret Coons, Nuts For Cheese™ Founder smiling while holding plant-based cheese products in the kitchen with vegetables on counter

Our Story

Nuts For Cheese™ was born in 2015 at a farmer's market in London, Ontario out of a passion to create and share delicious, plant-based cheeses with others. What started as a solo venture has grown into a dedicated team helping to craft a line of artisanal dairy-free cheeses that's now available across Canada (and beyond).

From one cheese lover to another, we invite you to join us on this journey!

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Our Commitments

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ORGANIC

We take great care in sourcing the highest-quality, certified organic ingredients. Organic farming means better quality ingredients from the soil up. From farm to fermentation, our intentional practices are designed to benefit people and the planet.

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INCLUSIVE

We connect people through good food. Forging positive relationships and building our community in and around our organization is our top priority. We believe in creating a work environment where our team can be themselves and celebrate the creativity and new perspectives that diversity brings!

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SUSTAINABLE

As a plant-based company, sustainable practices are the essence of our culture and a foundational framework for how we operate. From building strong supplier relationships to our recyclable packaging, we aim to continually improve and cultivate an environment of doing our part for people and the planet.

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Our Process

We start by handcrafting our cheese wheels from organic cashews and fermenting with house made cultures.
So while our cheese is aged, it's also very much alive, making our tastebuds and microbiomes happy.

Our Process

Each cheese wheel enjoys its unique journey through our plant, some stopping for hand painted rinds and others for a blend of homemade sauces or fresh herbs and spices.

Our Process

From there our cheese wheels are sliced into wedges. Just like cheese was meant to be. Each wedge is lovingly packaged in our distinctive triangle box and sent on its way to a store near you.

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Press

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All the Benefits of Cashews, From Nutrition to Versatility

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Margaret Coons: Nuts for Cheese™ Has Enjoyed Explosive Growth in the Natural Product Category

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Cultured Minds: Dairy-free cheese producer automating its packaging operations as part of a plan to carve up a bigger slice of the North American market for vegan food products

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