Where to Buy: Follow Miyoko’s Kitchen Australia for Australian stockists
Price: From $16AUD
More and more vegan cheeses are hitting the shelves in Australia and the newest kid on the block is Miyoko’s Creamery! You may recognise the name, Miyoko Schinner is the genius behind Artisan Vegan Cheese, one of my favourite cookbooks EVER and now she has brought her cheeses to the masses with this new range.
There are about 10 drool-worthy cheeses in the Miyoko’s Creamery range including High Sierra Rustic Alpine and Mt. Vesuvius Black Ash however I’ve only been able to spot 3 of them in Australia so far and purchased 2 of them on a recent road trip to Cabramatta in Sydney, Classic Double Cream Chive and Double Cream Sundried Tomato Garlic (both pictured above).
Both flavours sit perfectly on a cheese board but have distinctly different flavours. In my dairy eating days, I always gravitated towards creamy chive cheeses and the Classic Double Cream Chive had me jumping for joy. It’s light, hella creamy and bursting with chivey goodness, while the Double Cream Sundried Tomato Garlic has a fuller, bolder flavour and starts a party in your mouth instantaneously. My recommendation with both of these cheeses is to keep them well chilled before serving as after they sit out for a while, they still taste bitchin’ but start to lose their firmness in the heat (which is kinda obvious but hey I’m gonna tell you anyway).
I’m sure you’ve already noticed, but how freaking cute is that packaging?! These guys were basically born to be given in a gift basket, amirite? Rock up to your next vegan birthday gathering with a basket of this stuff, breads, crackers, fruit pastes and wine and you’ve gone yourself a humdinger of a birthday gift. Hint: it’s my birthday tomorrow.
While it seems on the pricey side in comparison to other vegan cheeses on the market, the wheels are actually pretty damned big for vegan cheese so it really isn’t too bad at all. If you’re the only one eating it, it’s going to take you a few solo cheeseboards to work your way through it but let me tell you, once you give your pals a taste they’re gonna beg you for more!
I’m so stoked to have this cheese available in Australia and can’t wait to hopefully have the full range of Miyoko’s Creamery varieties on our shelves and in my stomach soon.