Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Vegan Cheese (UK)

What is the best vegan cheese for melting, snacking and throwing on a sandwich? Here are some of the tastiest options in the UK

Best Vegan Cheese Alternatives in the UK
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For those in the process of going dairy-free, cheese is usually the biggest barrier. However, dairy-free cheese has come a long way in the last couple of years.

Gone are the days when you tried to melt it on toast and its rubbery form disappointingly refused to budge.

Now, we can enjoy and serve up a proper, good-looking cheese board with cheddar, brie, soft cheese and even Camembert (yes, really)!

If you’re trying to curb cheese cravings, here are some of the best vegan cheeses available in the UK to keep them at bay.

Vegan Soft Cheese

Spreadable cheeses work with snacks like sandwiches and crackers and you can use them in baking too. Look out for these vegan soft cheese options in supermarkets:

  • Violife Original Soft Cheese (Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Ocado)
  • Philadelphia Plant-Based (Tesco, Sainsbury’s)
  • Cathedral City Plant-Based Spring Onion & Black Pepper (Tesco, Asda)
  • Boursin Plant-Based With Garlic & Herbs (Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Asda)
  • Sheese Creamy Spreads (Independent retailers)
  • Nush Almond Chive Cream Cheese (Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Waitrose)
  • Sainsbury’s Free-From Original Coconut Based Spread
  • Tesco Plant Chef Soft Cheese Alternative
  • Morrisons Free From Garlic & Herb Soft Cheese
Vegan soft cheese options in the UK

Vegan Cheddar Cheese

If you’re transitioning from vegetarian to vegan, you may wonder if you’ll ever find a food you love as much as cheddar cheese.

Trust us: persevere and you’ll find an alternative that works for you. Try these vegan cheddar options:

  • Cathedral City Plant-Based (Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Waitrose)
  • Sheese Mighty Mature (Ocado)
  • Violife Epic Mature and Cheddarton (Tesco, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda)
  • Vitalite Delightfully Creamy Block (Sainsbury’s)
  • M&S Plant Kitchen Non-Dairy Mature Cheddar
  • Asda Free-From Mature Cheddar Alternative
  • Tesco Plant Chef Alternative To Mature Cheese
Vegan cheddar cheese alternatives UK

Vegan Mozzarella and Grated Cheese

On the hunt for the perfect vegan mozzarella to top your toast, jacket potato or homemade pizza? These grated vegan cheeses are ideal for melting:

  • Cathedral City Dairy-Free Grated (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, Ocado)
  • Applewood Grated Smoky Vegan Cheese (Asda, Ocado, Tesco)
  • Violife Original Flavour Grated and Mozzarella Grated (Ocado, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons)
  • Sheese Grated Mozzarella, The Italiano Mozzarella & Cheddar Flavour and Grated Mature Cheddar
  • Nurishh Gran Vegiano Grated Vegan Parmesan Style (Sainsbury’s)
  • Vitalite Dairy-Free Grated Cheese (Sainsbury’s)
  • Pure Plant-Based Grated (Morrisons)
  • Nurishh Plant-Based Grated (Ocado)
  • Tesco Plant Chef Alternative To Grated Mozzarella
  • Asda Free-From Grated Cheddar Alternative and Grated Mozzarella Alternative
Vegan Grated Cheese & Mozzarella Options UK

Vegan Cheese Slices

Sliced vegan cheese is ideal for sandwiches, burgers and salads. If you’re prepping a child’s lunchbox or even a picnic, look out for these sliced cheese alternatives in supermarkets:

  • Cathedral City Dairy-Free Slices (Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado)
  • Applewood Vegan Slices (Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons)
  • Ilchester Mature Vegan Melting Slices (Asda, Tesco)
  • Violife Original, Mozzarella and Smoky Cheddar Flavour Slices (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Asda, Morrisons)
  • Nurishh Vegan Cheddar Style Slices (Ocado, Sainsbury’s)
  • Sheese Slices (Asda)
  • Pure Plant-Based Slices (Morrisons)
  • Asda Free-From Sliced Mature Cheddar Alternative
Vegan cheese slices in the UK

Vegan Cheese for Cheeseboards & Snacking

Looking for vegan snacking cheese or a delicious feta alternative for your favourite plant-based salad? Here are some great options for grab-and-go snacks, cheeseboards and more:

  • Plant-Based Babybel (Ocado, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons)
  • Applewood Vegan Minis (Morrisons, Asda)
  • Violife Greek White (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, Ocado)
  • Violife Prosociano Parmesan Flavour (Ocado, Waitrose)
  • Violife Le Rond Camembert Flavour (Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Waitrose, Tesco)
  • Violife Mediterranean Style Block (Ocado)
  • Tyne Chease (buy direct from their website)
  • Honestly Tasty Shamembert, Bree and Blue (Ocado, or buy direct from their website)
  • Palace Culture Mouldy Goaty
  • Tesco Plant Chef Alternative to Halloumi
  • M&S Plant Kitchen Greek Style Cubes
Vegan snacking cheese UK

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