New dairy-free mozzarella is a pizza 'game-changer'
The company says it will have ‘appeal beyond hardcore vegans’
Vegan pizza has always been a bit lacklustre. Rubbery “cheese” that tastes fake has made it hard to have a delicious dairy-free pizza.
One company is hoping to change that with the launch of their new vegan mozzarella cheese. Crafted completely from plants, the ‘Cultured Vegan Pizza Mozz’ is made by Miyoko’s Creamery, who say it will appeal to meat-eaters and vegans alike.
Miyoko Schinner, CEO and Founder of Miyoko's Creamery, said: "This new mozzarella, like our new cheddar and pepper jack, is a true game-changer. Based on the reception it has received in taste tests, we know our Cultured Vegan Pizza Mozz will appeal to omnivores as much as it will to vegans and vegetarians. We've challenged ourselves in our research and development with the goal of eliminating the excuses to eat more compassionately."
She added: “People eat a lot of pizza -- billions of slices a year. When products made 100% from plants taste and perform like their cow dairy counterparts, it makes it easy for people to switch, and in turn, eat healthier while being more compassionate to animals and our planet."
The vegan mozza can be used for pizzas, lasagnes - any Italian-style dish, really - and will be available initially at Pizza my Heart, a Northern Californian chain of pizza restaurants.
Spencer Glenn, CEO of Pizza My Heart, said: "While Pizza My Heart has offered vegan options, we haven't always done it well. We have long searched for a mozzarella with the taste profile that would appeal beyond the hardcore vegan community. This is the first vegan mozzarella that we've tasted that can do that. With Miyoko's Cultured Vegan Pizza Mozz, we truly believe everyone, including our customers who are omnivores, have lactose intolerance or other dietary issues, don't need to sacrifice taste and texture to enjoy our delicious pies and slices."