When being told to remove dairy from your diet, many of the responses are “But, I love cheese!” We feel you. Nikki had this same response, but you do what you have to. Luckily, there are cheese alternatives out there so you don’t have to totally miss out.
Here is our Beginner’s Guide to Cheese Alternatives.
As always, all options are dairy-, soy-, and gluten-free. They are also low FODMAP.Beginner's Guide to Cheese Alternatives Click To Tweet
Violife is a brand we discovered recently at Publix. They have a variety of products including sliced cheese, shredded cheese, and cream cheese. The brand is 100% vegan. Violife also has a variety of certifications including NON GMO Project Verified, BK Kosher, and member of the Plant Based Foods Association.
We recently made a pumpkin cheesecake using their cream cheese.
This is Nikki’s favorite brand.
Follow Your Heart
Follow Your Heart is another really great cheese alternative. You can find a wide range of products including cheeses, yogurt alternatives, salad dressings, and Veganaise. Along with being NON GMO Project Verified, they are certified USDA Organic and zero waste verified.
Daiya was one of the first brands that Nikki found when she first had to cut dairy from her diet. They have a wide variety of products including yogurt, cheezecakes, dessert bars, and pizza. Daiya is free of seven top allergens and are a member of the Plant Based Foods Association.
Earth Grown can be found at Aldi. As far as I know, this is the only cheese alternative from Earth Grown. From Aldi’s website: Our Promise: All our Earth Grown products are free from animal products, including meat, poultry and seafood, and our vegan items are also free from substances produced by animals – such as eggs, dairy, honey, gelatin and lanolin.
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