Cheese Alternatives

Italy’s Dreamfarm Launches Innovative Almond-Based Cheeses in Germany

Italian startup Dreamfarm has announced that its almond-based cheese alternatives are launching in Germany. The cheeses will initially be available at Edeka stores in Berlin, and may later launch at restaurants and pizzerias.

The news comes less than two months after Dreamfarm expanded to Delhaize stores in Belgium, following an “incredibly positive” reception in Italy. A launch in the Netherlands is also said to be on the cards. The startup’s rapid expansion has been made possible by a €5 million investment from food industry entrepreneurs Giampaolo Cagnin and Francesco Mutti, which has also allowed for the establishment of a new production facility.

“We are thrilled to enter a key market like Germany”

Dreamfarm aims to provide a healthier alternative to other plant-based cheeses on the market. While many cheese alternatives are made predominantly from coconut oil and have a Nutriscore of D or E, Dreamfarm’s products are low in saturated fat and have achieved a Nutriscore of A.

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“Incredibly proud”

Dreamfarm’s flagship product is a mozzarella alternative that has become the first ever plant-based cheese to receive certified liquid status from the Italian government. The company also offers an almond-based spreadable cheese alternative.

The products are made using a patent-pending production process, which involves using proprietary selected cultures to ferment almonds. Ingredients such as salt and agar agar are then added to replicate the taste and texture of cheese.

“Before launching Dreamfarm, I spent five years working for Alpro, an experience that truly inspired me,” says co-founder Maddalena Zanoni. “I fully embraced the mission of creating a more sustainable food system, and we are thrilled to enter a key market like Germany, particularly in a vegan-friendly city such as Berlin. So, both emotionally and from a business standpoint, I am incredibly proud of this milestone: starting April 24th, our products will be exclusively distributed at Edeka Berlin, and we will soon begin engaging with gourmet pizzerias and restaurants interested in exploring plant-based options.”

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