Coconut Cheese

Coconut Cheese

Interested in the world of vegan cheese and those made by coconut? Here we take a look at the ever popular and growing industry of coconut cheese.

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Interested in the world of vegan cheese and those made by coconut? Here we take a look at the ever popular and growing industry of coconut cheese.

In another article we looked at vegan cheeses made without coconut oil or any form of coconut in them.

Before we dig any deeper in to this article, we'd like to make you aware of our one of a kind vegan cheese database, which has the largest amount of vegan cheeses anywhere in the world.

It is continually updated with new vegan cheeses we find that are available to buy and try today from all around the world. 

And from this database it is where we get our data, here we have filtered to show vegan cheeses which use the main ingredient and base of their cheese as coconut.

The filter we used was BASE ingredient and it gives you a list of choices based on the main ingredients used by vegan cheeses from all around the world.

How Many Coconut Cheeses

How many coconut cheeses are there available, here is a direct number from the vegan cheese database which shows just how many vegan cheeses are coconut cheeses.

We have over 1500+ vegan cheeses which makes coconut based cheeses approx one quarter of all vegan cheeses.

365

coconut cheeses

Why Is Coconut Used in Cheese Making

What makes coconut so good for making vegan cheese with? 

The simple answer to that is that it's actually not that good.

What we mean by this is that it's not a great ingredient to use for cheese making by itself, but that it works very well with a myriad of other ingredients to make alternative vegan cheeses.

You will find that whenever you see a coconut cheese which uses the ingredient as it's base, you will more than likely find ingredients such as starch from a number of different vegetables.

Combining these two ingredients and using these as the base is what makes the cheese alternatives much better.

And this is why you just won't find a vegan cheese made entirely with coconut and flavourings.

When you look at more artisanal vegan cheeses, you will find that some still use coconut as an ingredient, but instead of starches they will use seeds or nuts to work with other ingredients and use the coconut as a minor ingredient in the cheese making process.

 

Vegan Cheeses With Coconut In Them

There are hundreds of vegan cheeses which use coconut in them and as their main ingredient too.

But there are even more which don't use coconut as their main ingredient, instead use a minimal amount of coconut.

We look at vegan cheeses which use coconut as an ingredient, but it may not be the main or base ingredient, but it is present.

You will find that the amount of coconut used in each vegan cheese will vary dramatically from maker to maker and from cheese to cheese, all with the aim of making an amazing vegan cheese.

You can use the vegan cheese discovery tool to help you find new coconut cheeses wherever you are in the world.

Where To Find Coconut Cheese

You're in luck if you are trying to find coconut cheese near you, because nearly every major supermarket now stocks coconut cheeses in some form.

One of the issues with coconut cheeses is that not everybody loves it, especially when transitioning from animal and dairy derived cheeses.

And because supermarkets only stock coconut cheese, it means that the industry and food category has had an uphill battle to fight.

Here is a picture of a local supermarket store with a variety of cheese options, all of which use coconut.

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We explain in great detail how coconut cheeses are just a fraction of the industry, but it is only this fraction that the majority of people see. 

With that in mind, it's not hard to find vegan cheese if you are looking for a coconut based one. 

Best Coconut Cheese

If you're here to just find the best coconut cheese, we have below six of the best.

All cheeses are reviewed and rated by cheese lovers like you and that means that we can share that amazing data with you too.

Here you can see coconut cheeses which have been highly rated and if you have tried some, make sure to go to the discovery tool, search for your favourite or cheeses you've had recently and give them a star rating.

Average: 9 (3 votes)
Average: 8.5 (13 votes)
Average: 6.3 (4 votes)
Average: 8 (3 votes)
Average: 7.6 (5 votes)
Average: 6.1 (27 votes)

Who Makes Coconut Cheese

As you may see in the picture above, there are a few brands that you may recognise who make coconut cheeses.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Violife
  • Applewood
  • Sheese
  • Willemsburger
  • Vitalite

As well as these brands, most supermarkets make their own branded vegan cheeses made of coconut as well, which you can also see in the picture above.

Coconut Cheese

The vegan cheeses below are coconut cheeses which use coconut as their main ingredient.

This is a full list which gives the same answer that the vegan cheese discovery tool would give if you filtered to show vegan cheeses with a base ingredient of coconut.

This is to show just how many are available to buy and try today and you can use the discovery tool to find those available in your country.

 

Displaying 1 - 20 of 747 Coconut Free Vegan Cheeses
Title Rating
1NESS Vicotta Vegan Cheese 1NESS Vicotta Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Alive and Wild Macadamia Nut Cheddar Shards Vegan Cheese Alive and Wild Macadamia Nut Cheddar Shards Vegan Cheese
Average: 8.6 (10 votes)
Anthony's Premium Nutritional Yeast Flakes Anthony's Premium Nutritional Yeast Flakes
Average: 9.5 (6 votes)
Artisa Launceston Blue Vegan Cheese Artisa Launceston Blue Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Artisan Raw Apricot with Baobab Vegan Cheese Artisan Raw Apricot with Baobab Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Artisan Raw Cheddar with Turmeric Vegan Cheese Artisan Raw Cheddar with Turmeric Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (4 votes)
Artisan Raw Cranberry with Lucuma Vegan Cheese Artisan Raw Cranberry with Lucuma Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Artisan Raw Organic Parmesan Cashew Cheese Artisan Raw Organic Parmesan Cashew Cheese
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Artisan Raw Organic Porcini Cashew Cheese with Truffle Artisan Raw Organic Porcini Cashew Cheese with Truffle
Average: 6 (4 votes)
Artisan Raw Roquef*rt with Spirulina Vegan Cheese Artisan Raw Roquef*rt with Spirulina Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Barrett's Garden Dairy Free Cream Cheese Barrett's Garden Dairy Free Cream Cheese
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Barrett's Garden Dairy Free Mozzarella Barrett's Garden Dairy Free Mozzarella
Average: 7 (2 votes)
Barrett's Garden Dairy Free Sassy Cashew Spread Barrett's Garden Dairy Free Sassy Cashew Spread
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Barrett's Garden Farmesan Barrett's Garden Farmesan
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Barrett's Garden Fauxcotta Barrett's Garden Fauxcotta
Average: 7 (1 vote)
Basic Roots Artisanal Feta Style Vegan Cheese with Herbs & Olives Basic Roots Artisanal Feta Style Vegan Cheese with Herbs & Olives
Average: 8.3 (4 votes)
Basic Roots Dill Cream Cheeze Style Spread Vegan Cheese Basic Roots Dill Cream Cheeze Style Spread Vegan Cheese
Average: 8 (3 votes)
Basic Roots Herbs De Provence Cream Cheeze Style Spread Vegan Cheese Basic Roots Herbs De Provence Cream Cheeze Style Spread Vegan Cheese
Average: 8.5 (4 votes)
Basic Roots Jalapeno Cheeze Style Spread Vegan Cheese Basic Roots Jalapeno Cheeze Style Spread Vegan Cheese
Average: 7 (3 votes)
Basic Roots Truffle Brie Style Vegan Cheese Basic Roots Truffle Brie Style Vegan Cheese
Average: 9.3 (8 votes)

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