Violife debuts new cheddar block with ‘half the emissions’ of dairy cheese – here’s where to buy it

Author: Liam Gilliver

Read Time:   |  8th August 2023

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The plant-based cheddar is said to have a ‘crumbly and creamy texture’, and uses ‘less land’ compared to dairy cheese….

Vegan cheese giant Violife has expanded its offerings with the launch of a new cheddar alternative.

Dubbed as ‘Cheddarton’, the block style cheese is made from coconut oil and is said to have a ‘crumbly and creamy texture’ that can be grated, sliced, and melted.

Violife says the new item produces less than half the carbon emissions of dairy cheese, and uses ‘two-thirds less land’.


Violife cheddar – where to buy

Cheddarton has already hit the shelves in a slew of major UK retailers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons.

It is currently available nationwide, priced at an RRP of £2.75 per block.

Moreover, the cheese is free from the top 14 allergens, preservatives, GMOs, and is fortified with vitamin B12.


A ‘delicious alternative’

According to The Grocer, Voilife’s Jess Milner said the new cheese had been subject to ‘extensive research and development’.

“[It’s] aimed at providing cheddar lovers with a delicious alternative that aligns with their values and dietary choices,” she added.

“We want to make it easy for consumers to make the switch without sacrificing on taste and texture. So, they can go plant-brd and stay cheesy.”

Want to make your own cheddar? Check out the 23 best ever vegan cheese recipes

Featured image © Violife

Written by

Liam Gilliver

Liam is a journalist working for the Mirror, Daily Express, Daily Star and OK! Magazine. He's also the author of We're Worried About Him and has been published in the likes of The Independent, Huffington Post, and Attitude Magazine.

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