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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;

We're Nuts For Cheese!

Our mission is to create delicious, 100% dairy-free & vegan cheese for cheese lovers everywhere.

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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 products that are 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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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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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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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

Using traditional cheesemaking techniques, we start by handcrafting our cashew based, 100% dairy-free cheese wheels from organic cashews and fermented with house made cultures.
So while our products are aged, they are 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 cashew based, vegan 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 & Media Inquiries

If you are a member of the press interested in speaking with our team, please send us an email.

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