Dairy giant Norseland, owner of Applewood cheese brand, is launching a vegan Christmas cheeseboard in response to a massive increase in demand for plant-based products.
The Ilchester® Vegan Festive Selection will feature multi-award-winning Applewood Vegan and three new flavours including the upcoming Mexicana Vegan Spicy Cheese and New Ilchester Melting Mature Cheddar Vegan, and New Ilchester Blue Vegan Cheese Alternative(with blue spirulina vein).
The range is made with coconut base and fortified with vitamin B12 and calcium. Norseland's vegan cheese is produced in an allergen-free plant-based dedicated factory.
The company claims the Vegan Cheeseboard tastes as good as the traditional cheese Christmas board but has fewer calories which is an advantage during festive time.
Applewood launched its first vegan cheese in October 2019, and it has been one of the bestsellers at TheVeganKind Supermarket ever since.
In a statement sent to TheVeganKind, Lisa Harrison, Senior Brand Manager for the Ilchester® Vegan Festive Selection, said: “We are very proud of our fantastic tasting vegan cheeses: they taste, and melt, like traditional cheese. So, as the number of vegans in the UK are soaring – the Vegan Society says the number of vegans in the UK has quadrupled between 2006 and 2018 – we know that there is a huge demand for vegan cheese.
“But it isn’t just for vegans. Christmas is a time when people overindulge and huge amounts of saturated fat are eaten: in meat, cheese, cream – not to mention sugar! Swapping a traditional cheeseboard with a vegan cheese-board means that people can still have the taste of cheese in the festive period, but without raising their blood pressure, cholesterol, and salt levels still further.
“Our vegan cheeses are becoming increasingly popular with flexitarians as well as vegans – and we take this as the highest compliment.”
The Ilchester® Vegan Festive Selection will be available for purchase at TheVeganKind Supermarket right in time for Christmas. Stay tuned!