Vegan Cheese available in South Africa

Our aged macadamia nut cheese is made using the same procedures for making traditional dairy-based cheese and contains no preservatives, stabilizers, artificial ingredients or additives. It is a 100% dairy-free,
100% gluten free, 100% lactose free raw vegan cheese. It actually tastes like cheese, you will love it!

Our 100g TATAMOO macadamia nut cheeses are hand made. That means the weights of each piece are approximate.
Macadamia nuts are a high energy food and contain no cholesterol.
The natural oils in these nuts contain 78 per cent monounsaturated fats, the highest level of monounsaturated fatty acids of any natural commercial food. Monounsaturated fatty acids are the ‘good’ fats. These super-nuts contain no cholesterol and no trans fatty acids
They’re also a good source of protein, calcium, potassium and dietary fiber and are very low in sodium.
The protein component of nuts is low in lysine and high in arginine.
These super-nuts contain the sugars, sucrose, fructose, glucose and maltose.
They’re rich in: Iron Potassium Phosphorus Magnesium and Calcium.
They also contain significant levels of Zinc, Copper and Selenium.
The most significant vitamins are: 6 Vitamin E Thiamine (B1) Riboflavin (B2) Niacin, pantothenic acid (B5) and folate.

Free Food makes No-D Cheese - Local to the Johannesburg area, this is your only locally made vegan cheese that I can find. These cheeses and other Free Food products are available at Fresh Earth, Craighall Spar, and on vegan pizzas at The Greenside Cafe. Some of them are nut free, all gluten and wheat free, all sugar free, all dairy free and they all melt reasonably well over a pizza or in a toasted sandwich. It comes in a variety of flavours, such as Plain, Basil Pesto, Rocket Pesto, and there are two variations of sea vegetable cheeses. They're made from an agar agar type of mix, and my favourite is the Basil Pesto one! Nothing like real cheese, but who cares when it's this awesome! They're also the most affordable of the lot of cheeses available. Fresh Earth and The Greenside Cafe's pizzas use something akin to a blended up version of this, and it works wonderfully for some cheezyness!

Photos By Ariel Cohen of Free Food
Vegusto NoMuh - The most wonderful Swiss Vegan Cheese products! The Checkers Hypermarkets seem to stock them most of the time, Fresh Earth in Emmarentia is stocking it and the Craighall Spar also stocks NoMuh in a range of flavours. It doesn't melt superbly, and tastes a little different when heated, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The walnut one is my favourite, but they're all delish! These are very expensive, but probably worth it if you have a huge craving.

Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese - The only place I've found this WONDERFUL thing is Thrupps in Illovo. It's yummy with everything and anything!

Cheezly - So the Cape Town Waterfront Pick 'n Pay and the Emmarentia Checkers stocks this, but almost every time I buy it it's already expired. It's not meant to be watery or taste like yogurt, as a precaution. It's delicious when it's not off and it melts well!

Life Vegan Cheese Shakers - To be found at Pick 'n Pay or Dischem, often in amongst the real cheese. Definitely worth a try, but not really what I would call fantastic. Very powdery and doesn't taste exceptional. It's also gluten free, which is lovely for those of us who are looking for gluten free vegan products!

Nature's Choice Mock Parmesan - This Parmesan substitute is very tasty, made from nuts and spices it's very difficult not to just eat it out of the packet with a spoon. We love this on pasta dishes, it has a wonderful sweetness to it that I'm willing to attribute to cashew nuts!


  1. Anonymous4.9.13

    It seems as though most great products are only available in Joburg. Cape Town really needs to get with it!

    1. The best is still to make your own! And truly, aside from the Tofutti available here, Tatamoo is one of the best! Check out Wellness Warehouse, they may have some No-Muh but making your own cashew nut cheese is easy and tastes great!