Dr. Cow’s Tree Nut Cheese is
raw and created via traditional artisanal techniques to offer a
unique vegan cheese unlike anything else available. Not to be
confused with vegan cheeses that imitate everyday flavors, these
tree nut cheeses are designed to stand alone as would a high-grade
artisanal cheese, to be enjoyed for their individual flavors rather
than simply being a topping for another dish. Serve by itself, with
crackers or pastries, or drizzle agave nectar lightly over
thinly-sliced pieces for a true gourmet delight. Available in seven
Cashew & Dulse Cheese is a whitish cheese with purple
dots, aged for 3 months. Made from organic raw cashews and
delicious sea algae dulse. This firm cheese does not have a sea
veggie taste at all, but rather a salty, very cheesy flavor that is
outstanding. A favorite here at Vegan Essentials! 2.6 oz.
package is $10.99.
Cashew & Crystal Manna Algae Cheese is aged for 3
months and has a sea-foam or light blue color. Made from organic
raw cashew nuts and Crystal Manna (blue-green algae) flakes, it is
firm and mellow with a hint of tanginess. 2.6 oz. package is
Cashew Cheese is gold or blonde in color, aged for 3
months, and made from raw organic cashew nuts. It is firm but
creamy, mellow but able to be smeared on crackers or pastries. With
a naturally sharp flavor, this cheese has a flavor and texture very
similar to gourmet artisanal cheese that is of the highest quality.
Contains no dairy, gluten, lactose or soy. 2.6 oz. package is
Macadamia Cheese is made from organic macadamia nuts and
is rolled in mixed herbs for a delightful presentation and flavor.
An ideal snack or cheese course for two, this flavor is also
excellent for crumbling over other dishes as a wonderful
complement. It also is ideal for smearing on crackers or pastries,
too, and is free of dairy, gluten, lactose and soy. 2.6 oz. package
Cashew and Brazil Nut Cheese is light brown or beige in
color with brown dots, aged for 3 months, and made from organic raw
cashew nuts and Brazil nuts. Made with absolutely no preservatives,
stabilizers, artificial ingredients or additives of any kind. Firm,
slightly nutty, smooth in texture and very rich in flavor. 2.6 oz.
package is $10.99.
Cashew and Kale Cheese is green in color and made from
organic raw cashews and kale and is aged for 3 months. With a
texture that's firm yet smooth and slightly creamy, it has a mild
flavor that's slightly earthy and vegetal with a hint of tartness.
An excellent spreadable cheese for crackers and vegetables alike.
2.6 oz. package is $10.99.
Aged Cashew and Hemp Seed Cheese is camel
or natural color with green flecks, aged for 3 months and made from
organic raw cashew nuts and Hemp seeds. It is firm but creamy, mild
flavor and slightly spicy, ideal for spreading on crackers or
vegetables. 2.6 oz. package is $10.99.
Aged Cashew ingredients: Organic cashew nuts,
acidophilus, Himalayan pink salt
Macadamia ingredients: Organic macadamia nuts,
acidophilus, Himalayan pink salt
Cashew and Brazil Nut Cheese ingredients: Cashew nuts,
Brazil nuts, acidophilus, Himalayan pink salt
Cashew and Kale Cheese ingredients: Cashew nuts, kale,
acidophilus, Himalayan pink salt
Aged Cashew and Hemp Seed Cheese
ingredients: Cashew nuts, acidophilus, hemp seeds,
Himalayan pink salt.
Aged Cashew and Dulse Flakes Cheese ingredients:
Organic Cashew nuts, organic dulse flakes, acidophilus, and
himalayan pink salt.
Aged Cashew and Blue Green Algae Cheese ingredients:
Cashew nuts, blue green algae, acidophilus, and himalayan pink
IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATION!
Our system has changed slightly for cold products - as of this
time, when you add the first refrigerated or frozen item to your
order, one Cold Pack Insulated Shipper will be automatically added
to your shopping cart as well. If you do NOT wish to have
this cold shipper added to keep your items cool and better
protected from heat during shipping, you may click the small trash
can/delete icon to the right of the item and it will be removed
from your order. However, if you choose to remove this from
your order, we are not responsible if the items do not arrive in
satisfactory condition, so only remove the cold shipper if you are
100% certain that you are willing to accept the risk of the item
arriving in a more thawed
2. This item is perishable and should be shipped with a Cold
Bag or Cold Box Shipper (one cold shipper will automatically add to
your cart with the first cold product you choose to purchase) and
shipped via 2nd Day Air to ensure maximum freshness (unless you are
within a 2 day ship time from Wisconsin.) The following states can
be shipped via UPS Ground to arrive within 2 days: WI, IL, MN, IN,
MI, IA, MO, OH, KY, TN, WV, NE, KS (eastern half of state), GA
(northern half of state), ND (eastern half of state), PA (western
half of state), and NY (western half of state.) If you do not live
in one of the states noted above, we strongly urge you to choose
2nd Day Air for your shipping option during checkout. We cannot
guarantee freshness or replace perishable items if the shipping
time is longer than 2 days and if a Cold Bag or Shipper is not
included. At checkout, you will see the days in transit for
Ground delivery - if you see 3 or 4 days for your delivery time, we
do recommend selecting 2nd Day Air to expedite the order to ensure
best condition on arrival, otherwise, items may arrive completely
thawed and we are not able to replace anything sent that is not
shipped in accordance with our recommendations for cold
3. Refrigerated/frozen item orders with a Cold Shipper are
shipped Monday through Wednesday unless you are in a 1-day ship
range for Ground (of which, the last day for shipping cold items is
Thursday for 1-day range orders) – all orders placed after 12:00 PM
on Wednesday may be held for shipment until the following Monday to
ensure that they are not left in a UPS facility over the
4. If you have cold items in your order and if you will
NOT be home to receive the items at the time of delivery, we
STRONGLY suggest having the order shipped to your work location,
or, to a family member/friend/neighbor who can take the items in
and put them into proper cold storage immediately on arrival.
We are not responsible for items that are too thawed if they're
delivered early and not received until later in the evening, so
please plan your delivery accordingly so that your order will not
spend the day sitting on a porch on in a hallway where it will
continue to thaw for many
5. We do not recommend shipping to PO Box addresses unless you
are in one of the states listed above that are within a 2-day
shipping time. If you do ship to a PO Box, we strongly recommend
checking with your post office daily for delivery as we cannot
replace items left at your box too long that have become
6. This item should only be shipped inside the USA, as delivery
outside the USA normally takes too long to ensure proper freshness.
If you wish to ship this item outside the USA, please email us at
to discuss expedited shipping options. Any orders for this item
sent outside the USA are done so at your own risk, and by checking
the box at top, you accept all responsibility for sending this item
outside the USA at your own
7. Please do not be alarmed if items arrive in a state of
thawing (which may happen if your area is quite warm at the time of
delivery), as there are no animal-based ingredients that pose a
health risk of going bad by being exposed to some heat during the
final part of delivery.As long as this item is shipped to arrive
within 2 days and has cold packs added, it will be adequate to
consume even if it is not completely chilled when it arrives. Items
may begin to warm up on the 2nd day in transit if they are
transported in warm trucks or are being delivered to hot
areas. So long as you ensure proper delivery in this time
frame and have selected cold packs or a cold shipper box the items
will only warm up for a short period at most and will stay cool for
the bulk of the journey to
8. By clicking the check box to confirm you have read our
policies, you accept all risk in shipping this item to you in the
event that you choose not to ensure delivery within 2 days and/or
do not choose to purchase a cold shipper box or cold shipper pouch.
If you do not ensure proper delivery, we cannot offer any
replacements or reimbursements for items that have spent excessive
time in heat en route to their destination.
BEST VEGAN CHEESE EVER, so yes, it IS worth it
From T of Florida, Florida on 11/6/2014.
I cannot eat dairy and had accepted that, but wanted to try a vegan nut cheese that wasn't fake and processed. After scouring the Internet for reviews, I decided to try Dr. Cow and am so glad I did because this cheese is AMAZING!! I'm not totally sure how "real" cheese tastes, but I AM SURE that Dr. Cow IS PHENOMENAL. To me, the taste seems similar to fancy-schmancy cheese, but if you go in expecting exact cheese, you'll probably be disappointed because this obviously doesn't have the same ingredients as cheese (if you want something to taste exactly like cheese, go eat cheese). However, if you go in just wanting something delicious (that also happens to be both healthy and vegan), you aren't likely to be disappointed. I have only tried the cashew flavors (macadamia seems to be permanently out of stock), and I adore them. They are actually really pretty, too, especially the kale (which is green), blue-green algae (which is blue green, go figure), and the dulse (which has cool purple spots). The hemp and plain taste great too, just aren't as pretty. Somehow all of the flavors taste different but with the same core awesomeness. I haven't had the opportunity to try the brazil nut yet, but expect to love it. The cheese has a great consistency (smooth and somewhat creamy, not rubbery AT ALL), unlike many vegan cheeses. It gets quite soft if it sits out long, and is even pretty soft in the refrigerator. For me the consistency is perfect when I freeze it (usually cutting it up first because its harder to cut once frozen and I only need a little chunk to be full). Frozen, it can be too hard to eat initially. However, I sit out a chunk to thaw for 5 or less minutes, then it is PERFECT: still easy to bite into but not too soft so that it doesn't stay together.Additionally, unlike with the majority of "fake" cheese, the ingredients are ACTUAL FOOD and don't contain soy. Dr. Cow seems to truly care about creating quality food, considering they add probiotics to culture the cheese and even age it for 3 months. Dr. Cow touts this cheese as easily digestible, and I agree because even though I have digestive issues, I can actually eat this!!Yes, it is somewhat pricey, but I think it is totally worth it given the flavor and effort put into each cheese. (I even asked for it as a birthday present.) Also, the cheese is very nutrient-dense and you don't need to eat a whole wheel to be satisfied, a little slice is plenty!I do not like things that are very salty, and this was not too salty for me. It actually tastes saltier than it is, but this is in a good way. The flavor is tangy/savory rather than salty, which is awesome, but it is certainly not boring or bland. I highly recommend trying Dr. Cow if you are debating it. I am so glad I took the risk and bought it because they now have a customer for life.
Aged Cashew Nut was Lemony
From Madeline of Baltimore, Maryland on 5/10/2014.
Not a huge fan of the Aged Cashew. Compared with the other artisan vegan cheeses (Punk Rawk, Vegan Sun, Treeline), this one is my least favorite. The texture is pretty nice, but the balance in flavor isn't to my liking. It's a VERY fermented taste, heavy on the lemon too. I'm still interested in trying the other but combos to see if the balance changes (could have been just my batch and I always give brands a second try).
Best Cheese in the world
From Jace of Las Vegas, Nevada on 12/14/2013.
I've had ALL the cheese substitutes and Dr. Cow's is the only one that comes close. I've fed this to my non-vegan friends and they couldn't tell the difference. This cheese won't melt but giving up real "phlegm" to keep mother's from being tortured and babies from being murdered is a small price to pay for doing what's ethically and morally right.
From QueueTeaPi of Fayetteville, North Carolina on 10/12/2013.
If you miss pungent cheese that goes great with crackers and wine, the cashew cheese would be the thing to try. It has an amazingly firm texture that I've never been able to replicate, and is very sharp. Mind you it doesn't taste like the cheese you had in your non-vegan days! It's still amazing.
Not For Me
From DJ of Arlington, Texas on 2/23/2013.
Didn't care for these. Too sweet.
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