NEW YORK – Guided by customer input from its app, global consumer review platform abillion announced its list of the 10 best vegan cheeses in the world.
The sustainability-focused company’s awards are based on consumer reviews of vegan products that were made through the abillion app, which the company shared contains more than 2 million reviews in total.
The process for picking its World's 10 Best Vegan Cheese Awards, per abillion, involved evaluating reviews of 3,967 vegan cheese products. The reviews were made by customers in 80 different countries and posted between July 2021 and July 2022.
The award winners are:
1st: Muffervert (il CashewFicio, Italy)
2nd: Jeanne Le Bleuté Végétal (Jay & Joy, France)
3rd: Gondino Stagionato (Pangea Foods, Italy)
4th: Grattaveg (Bio Vegeatal, Italy)
5th: Petit Alba (Petit Veganne, France)
6th: Queso Cheddar en Fetas (Felices Las Vacas, Argentina)
7th: Liquid Vegan Pizza Mozzarella (Miyoko's Creamery, USA)
8th: Grattí Grattugiato (Io Veg, Italy)
9th: Greek White (Violife, Greece)
10th: Camembert (Augusta, Argentina)
The top-rated Muffervert from il CashewFicio is an artisanal vegan cheese made from fermented cashew nuts.
"It's an honor for us to win the award for the world's No. 1 vegan cheese,” said Francesca Cardamone, founder of il CashewFicio.
Per abillion’s data, vegan cheese consumption was highest in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the US.
Figures from the app also indicate consumer interest in dairy-free cheese doubled in the past 12 months. The company shared that its forecast for the dairy-free cheese market expects it to grow at a CAGR of 12%, compared to 3% for the cheese market.
On abillion’s website, the company further broke down its vegan cheese rankings by international regions.
The following were the top five vegan cheeses in North America, as ranked by abillion app consumer reviews:
1st: Liquid Vegan Pizza Mozzarella (Miyoko's Creamery)
2nd: Creamy Original Chao Slices (Field Roast)
3rd: Boursin Dairy-Free Garlic & Herbs (Boursin)
4th: Just Like Mozzarella Shreds (Violife)
5th: Dairy-Free Parmesan Shredded (Follow Your Heart)
Petaluma, Calif.-based Miyoko's Creamery was the only US-produced vegan cheese to make the worldwide top 10, and the top-ranked vegan cheese in all of North America. The company’s founder and chief executive officer, Miyoko Schinner, said Miyoko’s was trying to help solve the “pizza problem” when it developed its novel vegan product, Liquid Vegan Pizza Mozzarella.
"In trying to figure out a truly melty cheese for pizza and other baked applications, we just turned the problem on its head and decided to take a unique approach,” Schinner said. “We weren't sure if the cheese in a bottle would resonate with consumers or if there would be too sharp a ‘learning curve,’ but as usual, consumers showed us how smart they are.”
The founder and chief executive officer of abillion, Vikas Garg congratulated all the winners.
"It's brilliant to witness the rising demand for sustainable products from consumers around the world,” Garg said. “Our awards, created from millions of consumer reviews on the abillion app, celebrate the diversity of companies globally that are creating amazing vegan products that are winning the hearts of consumers.”