Vevan, how we love thee, let us count the ways! Vevanites choose our 100% awesome, 0% dairy cheeses for a variety of reasons, with authentic flavors, ooey gooey melt, and incredible texture leading the way. But one of the other top motivations for picking Vevan? It’s allergen-free!  Studies show food allergens are on the rise, and those seeking an insanely delicious, outrageously awesome cheese experience should have it – allergen-free and worry-free, minus that whole cow dairy thing. Learn more about the high-quality ingredients used by our world-class artisan cheesemakers – plus the ones we intentionally left out of our recipes – as we celebrate our allergen-free, dairy-free cheese. 

What cheese can you eat if you’re allergic to dairy?

People eat dairy-free cheese due to lifestyle choices, lactose intolerance, and obviously, milk allergies. If you’re allergic to dairy, you will find yourself in an ever-growing market and grocery sections dedicated to dairy-free cheese.

Whether you’re seeking a sliced cheese to top your fave sandwich or for classics like grilled cheese, Vevan offers three varieties – our bold Ched, our creamy Mozza, and our peppery P’Jack – to make any handheld sam-sational! 

Sprinkle some love on your pasta or salad with our growing line of dairy-free shredded cheese, found in the same three flavors, plus our Pizza Blend and Mexican Style for dairy-free pizza done right or easy, everyday Mexican meals.

Don’t think we missed breakfast and dessert! Available in plain, strawberry, and garlic & herb, our UnCreamCheese will rock your next bagel or sweet treat. Plus, don’t be surprised if you do a double take or double taste to believe it’s really free of dairy. 

No matter why you ditched dairy, Vevan’s dairy-free cheese makes your cheese-lovin’ dreams come true!

What allergens are found in dairy-free cheese?

While it’s no surprise that Vevan and other vegan cheeses contain no milk, no lactose, and no animal products, it’s surprising that many options on the market do use common allergens, including:

  • Nuts or Nut milk – many dairy-free cheeses rely on a base of seeds or nuts, ranging from sesame and sunflower seeds to almonds, cashews, peanuts and pine nuts, with cashews increasing in popularity. Additionally almond and cashew milk are popular milk alternatives.
  • Soy – some cheesemakers avoid nuts, but then turn to soy, usually in the form of soy milk, to produce their cheese.
  • Gluten – is plant-based cheese gluten-free? While most vegan cheeses are free of gluten, some use flour, so be sure to check the label. 

Unfortunately, many plant-based cheesemakers cut out cow’s milk but add in a lot of ingredients that are unfriendly to those living with food allergies. 

What is the best cheese for people with food allergies? 

Vevan, on the other hand, is completely allergen-free, meaning we left out all of the big eight allergens commonly recognized by the Food & Drug Administration. Additionally, our dairy-free products are made in a nut-free facility from a blend of yeast, potato starch and natural oils. 

Oh, and soy and nut milks? You won’t find those in Vevan either! All of our products use plant milks or plant-based cream (mmm, have you tried our UnCreamCheese?). Plus, Vevan is free from:

  • Preservatives – while not all preservatives are bad, food free from them typically avoids any adverse health impacts
  • Gluten – the ingredients used in Vevan are whole and don’t contain wheat or grains
  • GMOs – plant products used in our cheese have not been altered in a laboratory or treated with herbicide or insecticide

We’re also certified plant-based and made in the USA – some say we’re showing off, but we’re just looking to show our hand and our commitment to making great-tasting cheese without all the ingredients plant-based eaters (and beyond!) seek to avoid. 

Allergen-free recipes

Beyond just making allergen-free, dairy-free cheese, we also delight in concocting recipes that also avoid major allergens, notably gluten! Check out some of our favorite gluten-free, dairy-free, lactose-free, soy-free (you get the picture) recipes to enhance your day:

  • Roasted Veggie & P’Jack Frittata – get your veggie on first thing in the morning! Loaded with nutrition, this colorful, savory breakfast or brunch dish can set the tone for an egg-cellent day ahead. 
  • Quinoa Bowl – as a nutritious whole grain with a nutty flavor that’s high in protein and contains no gluten, quinoa is a hearty addition to this Mediterranean lunch option. 
  • Fettuccine Alfredo – gluten-free pasta never tasted so good as when it was topped with our dairy-free Mozza sauce in a twist on an Italian classic.
  • Awesome Apple Bread Pudding – leftover gluten-free bread? Cube it and throw together this crowd-pleaser, prepped and ready to throw in the oven in just 15 minutes. 

Need more ideas? Our Vevan cheese-lovin’ cookbook offers additional allergen-free recipes to delight your palate – download it here. Oh, and Vevanites are constantly creating and posting their own unique recipes that continue to inspire us – follow us on Instagram @vevan.foods to join in the fun. 

Allergen-free is the way to be

We’re big believers that the best things in life are free, with our allergen-free cheese as a prime example! With decades of experience, Vevan’s artisan cheesemakers understand the delicacies that go into making cheese of all kinds. Our ingredients are easily visible on the nutritional facts panel on the back side of the package and on our website – nothing to hide here. 

We’re proud to deliver inclusive allergen-free, dairy-free products that invite cheese lovers of all kinds to rediscover the flavors they’ve been missing. Free from allergens, you’re free to enjoy them all!