Just like dairy cheese, vegan cheese is available in a wide range of varieties. It’s made completely without animal products and you can often find ingredients derived from tree nuts like almonds, cashews, peanuts, or pine nuts.
Finding vegan cheese at the supermarket nowadays is not difficult. For example, at Walmart (or at least, some of them), you’re able to find vegan Daiya cheese next to the dairy cheese.
At other supermarkets like Whole Foods, you’ll also be able to find vegan cheese in a similar setting to Walmart, though it’s possible that at some locations they may be near products like tofu or seitan.
In this article, I’ll point out which stores sell vegan cheese, where you can commonly find it, and I’ll also share great recipes that include vegan cheese.
What Stores Sell Vegan Cheese?
Here are some of the stores where you can find vegan cheese:
- Amazon – Hands down the best online retailer to get access to a wide variety of vegan cheese. At Amazon, you can find brands such as Daiya, Follow Your Heart, Violife, and more.
- Walmart – As I’ve mentioned at the beginning of this blog post, it’s possible to find vegan cheese at Walmart, generally next to dairy cheese. But if you wish to order vegan cheese online, Walmart also has many varieties available, including grated parmesan.
- Whole Foods – What’s particularly awesome about Whole Foods is that they have launched their very own vegan cheese line under the 365 brands. It’s amazing!
- Target – Akin to Amazon and Walmart, Target is a retailer where you can find different varieties of vegan cheese, which you can also order online.
- Safeway – At Safeway, you’re able to find a few vegan cheese options, but it’s not as abundant as Amazon or Walmart.
- Kroger – This supermarket is another good one to find vegan options. You can find a lot of vegan cheese from Daiya, as well as Simple Truth.
- Publix – This is yet another supermarket that is likely to contain vegan cheese.
In Which Aisle Can You Find Vegan Cheese?
In most supermarkets or grocery stores in the United States, you will find that vegan cheese is located next to dairy cheese, as I’ve shown you at the beginning of this article.
In the UK, however, vegans have a supermarket like ASDA that has an entire aisle dedicated to vegans who want to purchase plant-based products.
However, in most places, you will find vegan products mixed with non-vegan products. Though, with the growing demand for vegan products – a dedicated vegan aisle seems like an approach that will be adopted eventually.
Recommended Read: 5 Vegan Cheeses That Melt Like Real Cheese
Can’t Find Vegan Cheese? Make it at Home!
If you’re unable to find vegan cheese in a grocery store near you, or like many of us, you don’t think that vegan cheese is yet affordable, then making your own vegan cheese at home is also something you can do.
This vegan provolone recipe by The Hidden Veggies is made using coconut milk, water, agar-agar powder, nutritional yeast, salt, lemon juice, and tapioca starch. In addition to this recipe, the author also has many other vegan cheese recipes, including mozzarella, cheddar, smoked gouda, and more.
Great Ways to Use Vegan Cheese
Vegan Cheese Sticks
Used to love cheese sticks but now you’re vegan? There’s absolutely no problem!
These vegan cheese sticks by Bianca from Elephantastic Vegan are something to write home about. They are crispy on the outside and cheesy and gooey on the inside.
According to the author, this recipe takes 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook.
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Who knew cauliflower could be so delicious! This recipe by Maya Sozer at One Green Planet is nice and cheese with a spicy kick, and a very addictive taste.
According to the author, this recipe takes about 35 minutes to make.
Cheesy Lentil Lasagna
If you’ve been missing some cheese on your lasagna, this cheesy lentil lasagna offers you layers of hearty lentil Bolognese, creamy cashew cheese, and pasta.
According to the author, this recipe takes 90 minutes in total.