Preposterous Foods/ Odd Burger

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Odd Burger Launches Preposterous Foods in Partnership with Sysco

Canadian fast food chain Odd Burger announces the launch of Preposterous Foods, a new range of plant-based meat and dairy products. The company says the new line will be distributed exclusively through Sysco, the world’s largest foodservice company.  Featuring minimally processed foods made from ingredients like chickpeas, oats and wheat gluten, the Preposterous line will initially offer 10 plant-based items: meatless wings, beefy ground meat, gyro meat, breakfast sausage, and a crispy chicken burger. The dairy-free products include ranch dressing, vegan honey mustard sauce, tzatziki sauce, eggless mayo, and dairy-free cheese sauce.  Sysco currently serves more than 600,000 institutional clients across restaurants, healthcare, education and lodging/hospitality facilities. Parent company Odd Burger says the partnership will provide Preposterous Foods with more than 330 global distribution locations. Founded …


Babybel Plant-Based Cheese

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Bel Brands USA to Launch Babybel Plant-Based As Part of Dairy-Free Expansion

Bel Brands USA, the producer of popular Babybel, Boursin and The Laughing Cow cheeses, announces new plans to significantly expand its plant-based cheese line. Babybel Plant-Based will debut nationwide across the US next month, with additional product launches planned for the company’s  Nurishh and Laughing Cow brands. A dairy-free take on the iconic snack-size cheese, Babybel Plant-Based will soon join Bel Brand’s other recent dairy-free innovations, such as Boursin Dairy-Free and Nurishh, the company’s first 100% plant-based cheese line.  Noting that more than half of Americans are now incorporating plant-based foods into their diets, Bel Brands says the company is seizing the opportunity to create dairy-free cheeses that offer the flavor and quality consumers are demanding.  The new products will include:  Babybel Plant-Based – A …


Cheeze & Thank You

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Cheeze & Thank You: “Artisanal, Funky, & Interesting” Vegan Cheeses

Megan Schmitt began dabbling in plant-based cheesemaking six years ago, while she was transitioning from vegetarian to vegan. After receiving overwhelmingly positive responses from both vegans and non-vegans, her company Cheeze & Thank You was born. Schmitt found that nobody was making the kind of “artisanal, funky, and interesting” plant-based cheeses she wanted to see, with many of the available options falling short in terms of taste and texture. She set out to make types of vegan cheese that couldn’t be found at grocery stores. Soon, friends were encouraging Schmitt to sell her cheeses at local markets and events, where a Whole Foods buyer tried them and was impressed. Shortly afterwards, Cheeze & Thank You launched at the chain’s stores in Chicago. National rollout Cheeze …


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Whole Foods Switches Cheese on Its Plant-Based Pizzas to NUMU Vegan Mozzarella

Whole Foods US has swapped the Daiya cheese on its plant-based pizzas for NUMU vegan mozzarella. The change has taken place at all locations nationwide. NUMU was founded by New Yorker Gunars Elmuts, who was disappointed with the lack of vegan cheese at pizzerias when he first began eating a plant-based diet in 2011. At the time, many chefs were unimpressed with the functionality of vegan cheeses and were reluctant to use them. Elmuts first developed vegan mozzarella so that he could bring it with him to pizzerias. But chefs soon took notice, and Elmuts set up the company so that they could buy the cheese for wholesale use. NUMU vegan mozzarella is made from a mixture of coconut oil and starch, and is described …


Vegan Cheese Sauce Nachos


Advanced Food Products Creates Premium Vegan Cheese Sauce From Chickpeas

Advanced Food Products LLC (AFP), which specializes in cheese sauces, dips and soups, is now offering Muy Fresco Plant-Based Cheese Sauce for restaurants and foodservice operators. Designed to pour over nachos, burgers or appetizers, the Muy Fresco cheese is a chickpea-based product that replicates the full flavor, texture and creaminess of dairy-based cheese sauces. The product comes in nacho and cheddar flavors.  Seeking better cheese sauce Headquartered in Pennsylvania, AFP is a foodservice distributor serving restaurants and retail. Spurred by the phenomenal growth of the plant-based dairy segment, the company saw a keen opportunity to bring a plant-based version of its signature cheese sauce to market.  According to Dataessentials, plant-based cheese is one of the quickest-growing trends on burger menus, with the term “vegan cheese” surging …




2022 Insights on Emerging Protein Alternatives for the Dairy Industry: Synthetic Biology for Closer Cheese Substitutes Presents Opportunities –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Emerging Protein Alternatives for Dairy Industry: Technology Analysis” report has been added to’s offering. Next-generation buyers, primarily millennials and Gen Z, follow a healthier consumption pattern and tend to reduce their meat consumption for both sustainable and diet reasons. The rising number of lactose-intolerant people and the growing concern for animal welfare explain the rising number of health-conscious people and the global shift in preference to veganism or flexitarianism. Traditional animal farming methods and exploitation have created significant environmental damages. Therefore, current dairy manufacturing processes need to be optimized and require fewer resources, less space, and less energy, while generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Some organizations are deploying new technologies that have a less environmental impact but strengthen the sustainability credentials of …


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Danone North America Supports Innovation Challenge Around Properties of Casein to Improve Vegan Cheese

Danone North America is partnering with Future Food Tech to launch an innovation challenge aimed at improving the properties of vegan cheese. Startups are invited to develop innovative solutions, including animal-free casein, to help solve for the functionality, including melt and stretch, of plant-based cheese alternatives. Casein is a milk protein that gives cheese its stretching and melting properties. While many companies have tried to replicate its properties with plant-based ingredients, most attempts have fallen short. Danone hopes the development of animal-free casein could be one solution to improve the quality of plant-based cheeses, though the company has no plans to change its current product manufacturing process. Precision fermentation technology has already made it possible to develop vegan versions of other milk proteins such as …


Good Planet Plant-Based Cheese

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GOOD PLANeT Unveils New Look and Better Vegan Cheese for 2022

GOOD PLANeT Foods is re-branding its entire line with new packaging and tastier products as the plant-based cheese company prepares to accelerate growth throughout 2022.   The freshly designed packaging showcases the enhanced melting power of the brand’s slices and shreds, which includes mozzarella, American, cheddar and pepper jack cheeses. Along with a new look, the products’ formulas have been updated to provide a smoother, more cultured flavor that more closely resembles the taste of dairy-based cheese, the company says. Cheese triangles and White Castle GOOD PLANeT’s announcement kicks off a year of projected strong growth for the brand, which recently gained new distribution in Giant Martin, Giant Eagle, and Hy-Vee grocery stores, and increased its national distribution in Sprouts Farmers Markets. In total, the brand’s …


Future of Cheese range

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Future of Cheese Prepares to Launch Ecommerce Retail Store in Q1

Following the successful launch of the Company’s initial line of products in brick-and-mortar locations, the Future of Cheese is launching its own ecommerce store to service consumer demand nationwide and to capitalize on the online grocery delivery market TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$OG #HealthyFoodForLess–Organic Garage Ltd. (TSXV: OG | OTCQX: OGGFF | FRA: 9CW1), one of Canada’s leading independent organic grocers, is pleased to announce that its plant-based food company, Future of Cheese Inc. (“Future of Cheese” or the “Company”), is preparing to launch its own ecommerce store within the first quarter of this year, where its complete line of dairy alternative products will be offered for sale across Canada. The Company’s recent plant-based product launches in physical retail locations were met with tremendous demand and positive reviews …


Daiya Foods Dairy-Free Range

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South Korea Set for Vegan Cheese Explosion Following Yangyoo and Daiya Moves 

Korean food and beverage leader Yangyoo is set to reveal its new vegan cheese line, as the big data-led company looks to increase its presence in the plant-based space. Meanwhile, North American dairy-free giant Daiya Foods announces a sales and distribution partnership in South Korea, following a partnership with Hyundai Green Food.  Seoul-based Yangyoo will exhibit its vegan cheese for the first time at CES 2022 – one of the most influential tech events in the world. Developed by Armored Fresh, its US subsidiary, the vegan cheese line is developed with plant-based protein fermentation and features six types, including camembert and burrata.  Daiya Foods meanwhile has shared details regarding a new partnership with Hyundai Green Food to meet the growing appetite for plant-based foods in …


Philadelphia Plant Based vegan cream cheese


Philadelphia Plant Based Cream Cheese Hits Shelves Across UK for Veganuary

Iconic cream cheese brand Philadelphia has launched a new plant-based alternative available to buy across the UK in Tesco. The freshly launched Philadelphia Plant Based has been developed over two years, combining oats and almonds for a dairy-free option.  “With over half a million people taking part in this year’s Veganuary, the appetite for plant-based alternatives has never been more apparent” Produced by Mondelēz International, one of the largest food and beverage multinationals in North America, Philadelphia Plant Based will be launched in the brand’s 100% recyclable packaging, to be made with recycled plastic later in 2022. Looking to move away from the controversies of its past, Mondelēz has reportedly set long-term sustainability and well-being targets and has recently acquired Hu – a fast-growing plant-based …


Aldi launches vegan cheese

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Aldi Launches Vegan Cheese in the UK, Underpricing Major Brands

Discount retailer Aldi launches vegan cheese, targeting customers participating in Veganuary. Aldi UK has launched its first ever vegan cheese, sold under the chain’s Plant Menu brand. The 200g Mature Cheddar block is made from coconut oil and is free of gluten and soy. The cheese is also available grated in a 150g pack. Both products will retail at £1.39, significantly underpricing the vegan cheeses offered by supermarkets such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s and major brands like Violife. Aldi is not alone in launching vegan cheese for Veganuary — Babybel has also just unveiled its first dairy-free mini waxed cheeses in the UK, wrapped in a recyclable green jacket instead of the usual red. Plant-based at Aldi Aldi UK has previously launched plant-based products that …


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Violife Urges Consumers to “Change Your Cheese, Change Our Planet” for Veganuary

The UK’s leading vegan cheese brand Violife has launched a campaign encouraging consumers to “Change Your Cheese, Change Our Planet”, with the campaign  megin on January 1st to coincide with Veganuary. The new multimedia campaign will show people swapping dairy cheese for Violife while eating out, cooking at home, and more. It will feature meals such as the ‘Change’ Burger, Nachos N’ Change, and the ‘Changecake’. The campaign has been launched following a study which revealed that Violife’s products have less than half the carbon footprint of dairy cheese. To improve its environmental impact even further, the brand has pledged to plant 10,000 trees from the beginning of January. Consumers will be able to record how many vegan meals they have eaten on the Violife …