There’s nothing like a convenient, go-to spread for entertaining – and a cheesy flavored spread is typically a crowd pleaser on toasts or crackers. But a non-dairy cheese spread that tips to a gourmand’s palette as well as everyone else’s? Well, you must be joking. Actually, it’s no joke, there is one that exists, and you will likely be hearing a lot more about this cruelty-free brand. Created by a former cheese aficionado who spent his previous life traveling to Italy and other European regions motivated by tastings, you can trust that the taste of this non-dairy spread is comparable to none. Made from fine cultured cashew nuts, acidophilus culture, salt, pepper and onion powder, along with seasonings such as garlic, basil, oregano and parsley – or scallions- it achieves the perfect spreading consistency and tangy taste while being free of dairy, lactose, gluten, cholesterol, palm oil and soy. Not only is this choice better for you and for dairy cows, but it is also better for the planet since one of the largest contributors to dairy’s carbon footprint is enteric methane – the gas emitted from the cows*! Enjoy on flatbreads, crusty breads, bagels and more. This nut cheese can even be used to make a non-dairy version of mac n’ cheese or to bolster tomato sauce for creaminess. So yes, good indulgence does exist…
Treeline® Treenut Cheese Soft French-Style Nut Cheese (Herb-Garlic) photo: source © 2014 My Conscience, My Choice LLC
Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Gournay Cheese photo: source Giant Eagle
*The dairy industry has set a goal of 25% reduction in greenhouse gas gas emissions by 2020 (source).
- Cruelty-free (no animal-derived ingredients)
- All-natural ingredients; no stabilizers or processed additives
- Minimal, recyclable packaging. The soft cheese tubs are made of 50% recycled plastic.
- Gluten-free; free of soy, cholesterol and lactose
- Rich in probiotics
- Made in a vegan production facility
- Local Retailers:
- Organic Basic Foods
- Whole Foods
- Life Thyme
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- As of 4/2014, Treeline has indicated that their products are no longer being sold online.