8 Fabulous Vegan Cheese Shops in the US

The wave of vegan butcher shops has given rise to a new niche merchant: plant-based cheese shops. Identical to their dairy counterparts, these cheesemakers offer gourmet artisan cheese tours as well as wine and must-have cheese board accessories. Whether you’re enjoying a vegan cheesy meal prepared on the premises or stocking up on cheese to go, these vegan cheese purveyors have everything you need.


1 in Los Angeles, CA

The vegan cheese at this unassuming mall cheese shop is fit for royalty — and we’re not hyperbolizing. The boutique and its founder, Youseff Vromage, feature in Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding album. The current Duchess of Cambridge was a regular customer during her time living among us commoners in Los Angeles. Plus, in case you were wondering, Vromage is officially this vegan cheese maker’s last name—he legally changed it. If that doesn’t show dedication to one’s craft, nothing does.

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Cultivated South

2 Cultured South/Pure Abundance in Atlanta, GA

Cultured South is a fermentation business and bar inside a cool industrial brewery. It offers Pure Abundance vegan cheeses in its takeout section and offers these vegan cheeses in small batches on its menu. Vegan options include a cheese plate that features three cheeses, Pure Abundance’s signature crackers, jams and pickles or a gooey, gooey grilled cheese served on sprouted sourdough bread.

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The Vreamerie

3 The Vreamery in Paso Robles, California

Come for the artisan vegan cheese, but stay for a freshly made cast iron. The on-site Melt Bar offers a rotating menu of ready-to-eat paninis and grilled cheeses, as well as pasture boxes featuring vegan cheese, charcuterie, dried fruits, and nuts. Customers can choose their favorite cheese selections to enjoy at home, from Blissful Balsamic to Mellow Jack.

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4 Vegan Riverdel Cheese in New York, NY

Coined, “the original vegan cheesemaker”, Riverdel has been raising the bar for vegan cheese since its founding in 2015. The company creates its own line of cheeses (which are aged in a traditional cheese cellar) and offers also a wide selection of vegan cheeses of the highest quality. Don’t expect to take an eight-ounce jar or plastic container – most cheeses are cut from giant wheels, sold by weight, and delicately wrapped in paper. Riverdel keeps the traditions of old-fashioned cheesemaking without the cruelty to animals or the huge environmental footprint.

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The herbivorous butcher

5 Ther Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis, MN

Technically, he’s a vegan butcher; however, the variety of vegan cheeses here earn it a spot on this list. Instead of hard, rind cheeses, you’ll find options that work best for sandwiches and deli sides. Think Havarti, pepper jack, cheddar, gouda and feta, all great for handfuls and salads. While continuing the charcuterie business, pick up a loaf of locally made Breadsmith bread and a box of crackers to go with your cheese selection. Of course, a few slices of pastrami and capicola ham are also essential.

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rebel cheese

6 Rebel Cheese in Austin, TX

Much more than just a cheese shop, you could spend an entire day sampling Rebel Cheese’s extensive breakfast, all-day, and dessert menu. Just looking for cheese? Order a glass of wine as you peruse the collection, as it will take time to choose between the Chebrie (a hybrid of cheddar and brie), the blueberry vanilla goat cheese log, the garlic Boursin and with herbs and all other exceptional flavors. If you’re looking for a unique gift for the vegan who has everything, a wheel of Rebel Cheese might be it.

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Three Girls Vegan Creamery

seven Three Girls Vegan Creamery in Guilford, CT

From creamy mozzarella to creamy almond ricotta, this Italian vegan restaurant has mastered the art of plant-based dairy. The delicious menu of signature pizzas, lasagna and desserts may first catch your eye, but don’t forget to browse the huge selection of homemade vegan cheeses. Beyond the Italian classics, the dairy produces a variety of other cheeses such as Havarti and cheddar. Customers cross state lines to get supplies!

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Dr Cow

8 Dr. Cow, Brooklyn, NY

This Brooklyn-based cheese maker has adopted a delivery and pickup model due to the pandemic, but the impressive selection has remained a constant for Brooklyn and Manhattanites. The collection ranges from aged cheeses to fresh sour cream in addition to must-have cheese accessories such as jam, chocolates and sprouted bread. One could get used to the weekly Dr. Cow delivery and never get tired of the deliciously endless cheese pairings.

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For more vegan cheese, read:
The VegNews Guide to the 15 Best Vegan Cheese Brands
5 non-dairy cheeses that aren’t vegan cheese
38 super cheesy vegan snacks for cheese lovers

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