The vegan cheeses, which are made from the milk of cultured organic cashews, come in creamy wedges and rich spreads.

By Ananda Eidelstein
Updated January 31, 2018
Vegan Cheese
Credit: Nuts For Cheese

Update: We heard from Whole Foods that these products are currently only available in Canada. Nuts for Cheese is a Canadian brand.

Vegan cheese is becoming more popular, so it's no surprise that Whole Foods is going in on the trend with Nuts for Cheese. The line of artisan and handcrafted vegan cheeses are made from the milk of cultured organic cashews. Traditional fermentation processes make the non-dairy cheese rich and creamy, and it's available in a variety of flavors (just like real cheese!).

A handful of the vegan cheeses are air-dried and aged after the culturing process, which give the cheese its sharpness, similar to dairy cheese (in fact, the cheeses continue to sharpen as they age). The non-dairy cheeses range from mild and creamy, to sharp and complex, and they're sold in both wedges and spreads.

And, Nuts for Cheese even looks like the real thing. The Super “Blue” cheese, for example, has marbling of spirulina, an algae powder considered a superfood. The Red Rind wedge is coated in turmeric and paprika to create a rind that’s so much like a washed-rind cheese it fooled us. Other products include the Un-Brie-Lievable, the Chipotle “Cheddar” Flavoured Wedge, and the Smoky Artichoke and Herb.

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Nuts for Cheese claims the cheeses can shred, spread, and melt in your favorite recipes. Give it a whirl in these Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches With Chutney; we bet the brie-style cheese will be a hit in this one. Or swap the goat cheese in these vegetarian tacos for the Chipotle “Cheddar.” You can also build a cheese plate your vegan friends will love you for forever.