Where To Start If You’re Curious About (But Also Intimidated By) Vegan Cheese

In her instantly iconic "Cooking with Paris" YouTube tutorial, Paris Hilton shared a brilliant observation about the current state of cheese: "You don't need to use cheese with milk. You can use organic cheese, there's almond cheese, there's soy, there's like so many different types of cheeses now. It's not normal, but it's cool." We agree with Paris — it is cool. It is very cool that there are so many types of non-dairy cheeses out there nowadays so that everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions, can enjoy the melty, stringy deliciousness that this food has to offer.
With so many different cheese alternatives on the market these days, it can be hard to figure out which ones taste the best and are easiest to cook with. That's why we enlisted the help of eaters who are dairy-free, vegan, or just like vegan cheese, to share which brands are worth trying. Find their picks ahead, and then take Chef Paris' advice.
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