Dairy-free cheddar an NZ first

Innovator of dairy-free products, Angel Food has created New Zealand’s first- ever vegan cheddar – free from dairy, eggs, meat and GMOs – and instead made with peas, sunflowers and corn.

“Cheese is one of those things that many people find the hardest to give up when they go dairy-free,” said Angel Food CEO and founder, Alice Shopland. “That’s why we’ve created this convenient, tasty substitute. We want to make it easy for people to cut back on dairy.”

The release of the dairy-free cheddar alternative also marks a milestone for the Auckland-based company, which has been in the business of creating plant-based products for a decade. It is the first in a series of new Angel Food releases, developed to meet the growing market demand for dairy-free.

The brand was originally founded by Shopland so that those who are dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan can still enjoy their favourite food rituals. Its products are designed for maximum enjoyment and minimum intolerance.

“It’s important to be able to have pizza with your mates on a Friday night – even if you are vegan or lactose intolerant,” explained Shopland.

It’s also why the company has worked hard to ensure their products are not only convenient but also widely available.

Plant-based and certified by the Vegetarian Society, Angel Food’s new dairy-free cheddar alternative is available to buy nationwide in supermarkets, health food stores and online this month.

The cheddar joins its existing range of ready-made cheese sauces and dairy-free mozzarella and parmesan alternatives. Angel Food’s dairy-free mozzarella alternative is also available at Hell’s Pizza.

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