The tradition of the ubiquitous Christmas cheeseboard can be a struggle for any vegan out there. The good news is that this festive season sees the launch of the first ever vegan cheese platter available from Ocado and Sainsbury’s.
Award winning Violife has launched a Christmas Dairy Free Platter which includes 200g slices of classic Cranberry After Dinner Wedge, Blu Block and Mature Cheddar Flavour Block, all ideal for a dairy-free cheeseboard.
The plant-based company has long championed great tasting food that appeals to people who are vegan, flexitarian, vegetarian or dairy-intolerant with its family of products, which give the textures and delicious flavours associated with dairy without compromising on taste.
Violife’s dairy-free cheeses are made from coconut oil so they have a unique flavour and creamy texture. They also include Vitamin B12, a nutrient often lacking in vegan diets.
I will be honest, coming from France (a country claiming to have 450 cheeses), vegan cheese is not a natural fit for me. Still we cracked opened Violife’s Christmas Dairy Free Platter last week to see what all the fuss was about.
We were nicely surprised by the creamy texture and tastiness of all the cheeses. I am not generally a fan of cranberry cheese so it was my least favourite but Blu Block had a true blue cheese taste which I really enjoyed. Mature Cheddar Flavour Block tasted just like cheddar and was Graham’s favourite. I was really pleased that despite of being made from coconut, none of the cheeses had a coconut aftertaste.
So yes, Violife’s Christmas Dairy Free Platter was an overall winner! I would recommend you serve the cheeses at room temperature to fully enjoy their delicious creaminess.
Violife products are 100% vegan and free from; lactose, GMO, gluten, nuts, soy, preservatives and cholesterol. So you’re guaranteed guilt-free and allergen-free eating!
Violife’s Christmas Dairy Free Platter is available from Ocado and Sainsbury’s (SRP £5.50 – £6)