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Cheese Alternatives

Stockeld Dreamery Launches Spread to “Replace Dairy Cream Cheese”

Swedish alt-dairy brand Stockeld Dreamery has developed Stockeld Spread, a cream cheese alternative made from fermented chickpeas and lentils. The launch follows over two years of product development. Stockeld has faced some challenges along the way — at one point, one of the key ingredients in the spread was not approved by the EU. At first, it seemed as though the product development had hit a dead end, but the company found an alternative pathway and was ready to launch the cheese a few months later. “The best cream cheese I’ve ever tasted” Stockeld had started out with the ambitious goal of making a product that would convince foodservice outlets to switch away from conventional cream cheese. This goal may not have been entirely unrealistic …


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Investments & Finance

Stockeld Dreamery Raises €16.5M Series A Round for “The World’s Most Ambitious Cheese”

Swedish alt-dairy startup Stockeld Dreamery has raised €16.5 million (~$20 million) in a Series A funding round. The plant-based cheese producer will accelerate the scaling of its team and product portfolio as it moves forward in its quest to create “the world’s most ambitious cheese.”  Founded in 2019 by entrepreneur Sorosh Tavakoli and food scientist Anja Leissner in Stockholm, Stockeld Dreamery evolved around the core concept of creating cheese in new and innovative ways without animals. The new €16.5 million funding round was led by Astanor Ventures and Northzone, with Kale United among the investors. Known as Noquo Foods during their two-year R&D period, the startup rebranded to Stockeld Dreamery as it approached commercialization. It launched its first product, Stockeld Chunk – a feta style …


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Fairs & Events

Meet the Current Crop of Alt Protein Talent at the Future Food-Tech Summit

Around 150 trailblazing alt protein companies will join the virtual audience at the Future Food-Tech Alternative Proteins summit on June 22-23. The summit aims to bring together food brands, retailers, ingredient manufacturers, tech providers, and investors for two days of online networking to accelerate the future of alt protein. “We’re delighted to showcase the most exciting emerging talent and fresh solutions within the alternative protein space” Here we list the exciting crop of talented alt protein early and mid-stage companies from around the globe featuring at the event, including numerous vegconomist favourites such as Umiami, NotCo, Next Meats, Planted, Zrou, and Because, Animals. Aqua Cultured Foods (USA)  Seafood fermentation specialist that has created the first whole-cut seafood alternative using its proprietary strain of fungi. Better …