“I’d love to go vegan, but I could never give up cheese!” That’s one of people’s favorite reasons for resisting giving a vegan diet a try, and it’s no wonder — cheese is both physically addictive and delicious. Luckily, having to give up cheese is no longer an issue. The best vegan cheeses on the market have stepped it up about 50 notches in the last five years, and there are many, many delicious and widely available varieties to choose from.
Whether you feel like a cultured cashew-based cheese, a mild mozzarella, ricotta, chèvre, or just plain-old American slices, there’s a brand out there that has you covered. These 12 vegan cheeses are good for your digestion and health but are also cruelty-free. Now that’s the kind of snacking we can all get behind. Happy munching!