Norwegian cheese company ‘Synnøve Finden’ made history this month when they became the first ever cheese producer in Norway to bring out vegan cheese. The range is called ‘Go Vegan’ and there are two types available: grated and sliced.
When reviewed by a vegan blogger, the sliced version was described as having a mild taste and not as vinegary as some other vegan cheeses. To the delight of vegans across the globe, the grated cheese contains two different types and it melts amazingly.
It makes a great topping for pizza.
Both cheeses are made from potato starch, corn, rice, coconut oil, rice protein and vegetable fibre. For anybody worried about missing out on essential nutrients when switching to a plant-based diet, Go Vegan is fortified with B12 (a vitamin everybody should supplement) and calcium (which can be found in a whole host of other plant-based foods).
The creation of the new cheese is in response to the growing number of people opting to follow a vegan lifestyle. Preben Owen of Synnøve Finden has said that the previous cheeses on the market were poor quality and expensive.
The Go Vegan cheese will be available from a variety of popular supermarkets
including Rema 1000, Menu, Spar, Bottom Prize and Joker. This means that it will be widely available across Norway, and will hopefully encourage people to try a vegan cheese substitute.
Synnøve Finden aren’t the first dairy-reliant company to include vegan options in their ranges recently, and may show that consumers are moving away from dairy and towards alternatives.
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”