Best Vegan Substitutes for Mozzarella Cheese

Best Vegan Substitutes for Mozzarella Cheese

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I was inspired to write this blog post by a conversation that a friend and I had, during which she complained that there were too few vegan options for the most popular cheeses. I argued back, because I’d seen plenty of vegan options on the market. That’s when she challenged me: “OK then, find me the best vegan substitutes for mozzarella cheese!”

And that’s just what I’ve decided to do.

(So, Kate, if you’re reading this: this one’s for you!)

Best Vegan Substitutes for Mozzarella Cheese

The best vegan substitutes for mozzarella cheese will depend on what you plan to do with it. Some vegan cheese substitutes and alternatives are meant to be browned whereas others are meant to be melted and stretched.

And then there are those that contain cashew nuts or other nut types. These obviously aren’t suitable for people with nut allergies.

Thankfully, there are more than a few options for you to choose from, meaning there’s bound to be one that’s suitable for you.

Vegan Mozzarella Cheese Alternatives

Yes, that’s right: you can actually buy vegan mozzarella cheese. It is a thing that exists, and most supermarkets in the UK stock it.

Violife Mozzarella Grated Non-Dairy Cheese Alternative, for example, is 100% dairy free, creamy, stretchy, suitable for sprinkling, and comes already grated. As well as being dairy free, this vegan mozzarella is also gluten free, soya free, lactose free, and nut free.

Violife Mozzarella Grated Non-Dairy Cheese Alternative - Ocado

According to Ocado, the shelf life of this mozzarella substitute is three weeks (plus), and it’s suitable for freezing and heating in the microwave. It’s also had rave reviews online, too. Some have called it “one of the best vegan mozzarella cheese substitutes” they’ve ever tried.

Other Vegan Mozzarella Brands in the UK

There are more vegan mozzarella brands in the UK than you’d think. These days, vegan and vegetarian-living is more popular than ever before, so more manufacturers are essentially jumping on the vegan-friendly bandwagon.

Here are some UK vegan mozzarella products you’ll find online and in local supermarkets:

How Do You Make Vegan Mozzarella Cheese?

It’s easier than you’d think to make your own cheese, especially vegan cheese. Some recipes call for just seven ingredients, many of which you’ll likely already have in your kitchen.

Minimalist Baker has a delicious recipe, using soaked cashew nuts as a starting point. Other ingredients include tapioca starch, nutritional yeast, sea salt, unsweetened plain almond milk (or rice milk), lemon juice, and unsweetened plain coconut yoghurt.

The total time to make this vegan mozzarella cheese substitute is one hour and thirty minutes, but I’d probably recommend giving yourself a little bit extra, especially if this is your first time making it.

Vegan Mozzarella Cheese | Minimalist Baker Recipes

You can also buy DIY cheese-making kits, containing everything you’ll need to make vegan mozzarella and other cheese types, right from the comfort of your own home. The Big Vegan Cheese Making Kit contains everything to make six different cheese types. These include mozzarella, mascarpone, parmesan, Greek cheese, and Halloumi.

By Buzzy Kitchen

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