Judges at the 2022 Vegan Cheese awards tasted their way through 30 entries across nine categories.

A cashew-based feta style vegan cheese has taken the supreme winner title at the 2022 Vegan Cheese Awards.

Judging was held at The Butcher’s Son in Auckland by The NZ Vegan Society, were 30 entries in nine cheese categories were tasted and examined by food industry experts. After two hours of tasting  Casheta by Savour was chosen as the overall 2022 winner for its feta flavour, appearance and seasoning.

The 2022 category winners are:-

CREAM CHEESE

Winner – The Green Larder; Cashew Cream Cheese (Smoked)

Runner Up – Hapi; Sour Cream

MOZZARELLA

Winner – Zenzo

Runner Up – Angel Food

SURFACE RIPENED AND BLUE

Winner – Moa Bakery Cakery; Blue

Runner Up – Let Them Eat Vegan; Creamy Camembert

FETA

Winner – Savour; Casheta

Runner up – Let Them Eat Vegan; Herbed Feta Crumbles

SOFT CHEESE

Winner – Savour; Casheta

Runners up – Let Them Eat Vegan; Creamy Camembert Spread, and Savour; Chipotle

COMMERCIAL AND FLAVOURED CHEDDAR

Winner – Zenzo; Cheddar

Runner Up – Nu Dairy Sliced Cheddar

FLAVOURED CHEESE

Winner – Sonntag; Cumin Gouda

Runners up: Savour – Ash, and Savour – Chipotle.

More details can be found at: https://vegansociety.org.nz/nz-vegan-cheese-awards/

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