Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tasty Nut Milk Cheese - Say What?!

Very exciting news! A vegan cheese that is actually tasty!!!

Today we received two of the three cheeses available from Kite Hill...

The Costanoa:

And the White Alder:

These cheeses are made from almond and macadamia nut milk. They culture the nut milk just like other cheesemakers culture dairy milk and use enzymes to curdle the milk and form the cheeses. Kinda cool right?

The Costanoa is a semi-soft cheese with a crust of paprika and fennel pollen. A little bit earthy and a little bit spicy it's incredibly tasty! But my favorite out of the two is the White Alder. This cheese is soft ripened with a white fluffy rind around the outside, just like other bloomy rind cheeses like Brie. It tastes earthy and mushroomy and has a great consistency.

If you've been unable to enjoy cheese because of a dairy allergy, here's a solution! These cheeses are available at our cheese counter as of today, so come on by and try them out! You won't be disappointed. If you're looking for more information on these unique cheeses, visit their website at

I hope to see you all soon! Until then... eat, drink and be happy!


  1. Do you know if any WF in SoCal have these yet?

    1. They just released these cheeses in Northern California today. I am told that they will be shipping nationwide in a month or two... Their website will have more information as the time gets closer. They are well aware of the demand for these cheeses so hopefully you will be seeing them soon!

  2. We're apparently getting these in the summer in the NA region. I've already started telling our vegan co-workers about them. There is much intrigue.

  3. You might also like Treeline Treenut Cheese -