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All About Vegan Cheese

We explored the burgeoning world of vegan cheese, specifically vegan shredded mozzarella and cheddar, to find out just what’s in these mysterious shreds.

By and Published June 23, 2022

What You Need To Know

The history of vegan cheese arguably starts with the production of fermented tofu in China and Japan. The method used to make fermented tofu—the coagulating and fermenting and aging of soy milk—is similar to the process used to make vegan cheese. 

Some of the first plant-based cheeses that replicated Western-style milk-based varieties were made by Chinese food scientist Li Yu-yi...