UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has launched a dairy-free cheese range, and it’s suitable for vegans.
Is this the answer to all your cheese related prayers?
If you’re vegan or lactose-intolerant, no longer will you have to miss out on the festive cheese board at Christmas, or the comforting and gooey post-night out cheese on toast; Sainsbury’s have launched a milk-free coconut-based alternative that fulfils all your cheese desires.
The Deliciously Freefrom offering has not one, but seven different flavours to choose from. The range includes Cheddar, Wensleydale with Cranberries, Feta, Cheddar with Caramelised Onion and Soft Cheese – available in both Original and Garlic & Herb.
Whether you’ve been missing your grated cheddar on pasta or crumbled feta in salad, there is now an alternative to fill the triangle-shaped void in your soul.
Alexa Masterson, Sainsbury’s Product Developer for Deliciously Freefrom says: “We’re really proud to launch the widest range of supermarket own brand cheese-alternatives to the UK, including a number of products that are first to market. These cheese-alternatives, alongside our broader Deliciously Freefrom offering, allow our shoppers to prepare meals and enjoy products that they may have previously missed out on.”
So what’s the cheese actually made of, then?
Well, each cheese is made from a coconut oil base, as well as ingredients such as soya protein and modified potato starch. This means that the range is not only suitable for vegans, but also those with a lactose intolerance. Oh, and the cheeses are gluten-free too, just for good measure.
Does this movement herald the launch of a more mainstream acceptance of vegan and dairy-free lifestyles? Will other supermarkets and brands launch their own vegan options to compete for this modern market? We may not know yet, but watch this space.
Sainsbury’s dairy-free cheeses start from £2.25 a block and are available in stores from 28th September 2016.
Have you tried the cheese from the Deliciously Freefrom range yet? Let us know what you think in the comments!