The Best Vegan Cheese for Pizza For At-Home Chefs

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Lizzy Rosenberg - author

Even though we are pizza delivery people, there’s nothing quite like getting together with friends or family and hosting a homemade pizza night. You don’t need any fancy ingredients or even a pizza oven… just some pre-made dough (or you can go the extra mile and make it yourself!), along with sauce, toppings, and—of course—cheese. But when you go for plant-based cakes, you can’t just use any vegan cheese.

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Vevan Schnitzel

Vevan is a plant-based cheese company that takes pride in their products — specifically how they melt just like non-vegan cheeses. The brand was created by a group of longtime cheesemakers who wanted to offer a high-quality, non-dairy option. Vevan’s cheese products are also made primarily from potato starch, so they don’t have that weird nutty aftertaste that plant-based cheeses sometimes have.

Though the company offers “melting” slices for sandwiches, whether you’re spreading them on a cake or filling a calzone, Vevan’s mozzarella schnitzels are preferable. And don’t worry, the schnitzels melt just as easily as the slices. But here’s a pro tip: try pairing the mozzarella cutlets with pepper jack cutlets — with double the flavor, you’ve got a deliciously flavorful cake.

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Please cheese

Pleese Cheese bases its products on bean and potato proteins instead of soy, gluten, wheat or nuts. It aims to be totally allergy-friendly, and in the spirit of catering to everyone, it’s also Kosher-certified. L’chaim to it!

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So Delicious Dairy Free Mozzarella Style Shreds

So Delicious Dairy Free has been around for more than 30 years, so it’s no surprise that the cruelty-free company makes some of the best vegan pizza cheeses on the market.

Made with a combination of coconut oil and potato starch, the mozzarella schnitzels melt perfectly when baked over high heat.

“Within 25 minutes I had what felt like a gourmet meal at a nice restaurant,” says one review of the product. “The Mozz Shreds provided the salty and savory flavors to balance the recipe. So good, and I will be buying them again to try my mom’s flatbread recipe and homemade pizzas!”

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Miyoko’s Creamery Vegan Pizza Mozzarella

And it’s liquid as opposed to solid because the brand has found it melts better that way.

“Rather than making a traditional solid block of vegan cheese that’s shredded, Miyoko removed the solids and ingredients that hinder meltability,” the company explains on its website.

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