ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Daiya Foods Inc. brought an array of new plant-based products to showcase at Natural Products Expo West in March.
The Canadian-based company presented several dairy alternative cheeses at the show, including Feta and Grilling Cheeze Blocks, Garlic & Herbs Cream Cheeze and its Italian 4 Cheeze Blend.
The plant-based foods company also rolled out new flatbread varieties and its Cheddar Jalapeño Mac & Cheeze, which was a Nexty Award finalist.
"As plant-based foods continue to evolve, delivering great tasting products that just happen to be plant-based is our mission," said Dan Hua, vice president of marketing at Daiya Foods. "By constantly improving our recipes, and introducing new flavors and products, we plan to continually delight the tastebuds of plant-based loyalists and explorers alike."
The innovations Daiya highlighted at Natural Products Expo West included:
• Feta Style Blocks inspired by traditional Feta cheese from Greece. It’s made to crumble on salads, wraps, bruschetta, pastas, pizzas and more.
• 4 Cheeze Blend Shreds made with chickpea and free from dairy, gluten and soy. The company offers its shreds in both Italian and Mexican combinations.
• Grilling Cheeze Blocks inspired by traditional Halloumi cheese from Cyprus. Daiya’s version of the Mediterranean original is designed to be grilled and pan-fried, and maintains its shape without melting away, resulting in a crispy exterior and a creamy and chewy base.
• Roasted Garlic & Herbs Cream Cheeze, which is comprised of pieces of roasted garlic, herbs and coconut cream. It’s the company’s newest dairy alternative cream cheese.
• Flatbreads layered with Daiya’s Cutting Board Cheeze shreds.
• Daiya Cheddar Jalapeño Mac & Cheeze, the newest option in the company’s pasta family, which comes with a pour-and-stir sauce.
The company was one of the founding members of The Plant Based Foods Association-US and The Plant Based Foods of Canada Association. Daiya’s plant-based products are sold at more than 25,000 US grocery stores, including Kroger, Walmart, Target and Whole Foods locations.