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If you love cheese but can't or won't eat dairy, Cheezly is for you. A really tasty alternative to cheese, Cheezly is totally free from animal ingredients. So it's perfect for vegetarians and vegans, as well as people who are lactose or casein intolerant. Available in a wide range of cheese flavours - Cheddar Slices, Mature Cheddar, Edam, Gouda, Mozzarella and Nacho.

Major stockists include Shoprite Checkers and Pick n Pay stores nationwide.
Telephone number +34 952 070 394
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Physical address The Redwood Co., c/ Martínez de la Rosa, no. 88, 29010 Málaga, Spain
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Fruitful Living vegan cheese

Fruitful Living
Fruitful Living makes a cashew nut pimento cheese that you can either use as a spread, dip, sauce, etc... can even be sliceable on demand. This product can also freeze well. Very tasty and nutritious vegan food.

Available from the Fruitful Living shop in Hoedspruit.
Telephone number 072 612 0875
Fax number 015 793 1932
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Website address N/A
Physical address 169 Moose Street, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380 (inside Eljon electrical shop)
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Migdanah vegan cheese
Migdanah make delicious vegan cultured cashew-based cheese and soy-based cheese, suitable for gluten and lactose intolerant people, with no preservatives and colourants. Their cheese is naturally cultured and, because of that, it has the sharpness known to cheese and it keeps aging and becomes even more flavourful with time. They have different types of cheese, which are spreadable, gratable, firm and meltable.

For more information on their cheese and how to order, please visit their website.
Telephone number 084 053 3530
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Physical address 17 Wattle street, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 1709
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Mock Parmesan Cheese

Nature's Choice have over 600 bio-friendly and organic health food products
Delicious savoury sprinkle for salads, soups, spreads and pasta. For those that enjoy the rich tangy taste of Parmesan but prefer a dairy-free cheese, Nature's Choice Mock Parmesan Cheese will prove to be a lifelong family favourite.

Over 500 outlets and stockists throughout South Africa, including Dis-Chem, Spar and health shops.
Telephone number 016 362 2542
Fax number 016 362 2564
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Physical address Nature's Choice, 73 Cypress Ave, Noldick, Meyerton, Gauteng, 1960
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South Africa's Free Food makes vegan meals, cheeses and carob chocolates
No-D-cheese is a delicious non-dairy cheese substitute. It grates, cubes, melts and freezes well too. No-D is available in 2 options for now: Basil & Almond, and Rocket & Cashew. It is nut based with agar (a natural coagulate known to aid digestion). No-D-Cheese is dairy-free, soya, sugar, wheat and gluten-free. Made with olive oil, and no vegetable oil or spirit vinegars used.

Available from good stores all around Johannesburg such as Bryanston, Sandton and Lenasia.
Telephone number 011 442 1022
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Physical address Free Food Catering,
5A 6th Avenue Parktown North, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2913
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Bute Island's Sheese is available in South Africa from Summerset Foods
Sheese and Creamy Sheese are Soya based (non-GM) cheese substitutes. Sheese is available in 9 great flavours including blue style, strong cheddar and mozzarella. Creamy Sheese is soft and spreadable in 5 flavours. Both are ideal for dips, sandwiches, sauces and baking. They are 100% egg and dairy free, lactose, gluten and cholesterol free, and free of hydrogenated fats. They are certified vegan cheeses and Kosher.

Stockists incl. some Spars and health shops in Jo'burg & Pretoria. In Cape Town at some Checkers, Pick n Pay and Sea Point Spar.
Telephone number 021 552 5190
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Physical address Bute Island Foods,
c/o Summerset Foods, Dublin Park, 3 Dublin Road, Bramley View, Johannesburg
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TATAMOO Macadamia Nut Cheese

TATAMOO Macadamia Nut Cheese
TATAMOO is a home industry based on Winery Road, Stellenbosch. Their 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, soy free, gluten free, lactose free, raw vegan cheese. It actually tastes like cheese, you will love it!

Check out their website for a list of retail outlets. Order online or by telephone.
Telephone number 083 284 2912
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Physical address 36 Murray Street, Swellendam, 6740
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Tofutti have a range of dairy free cheeses available at Checkers and other stores. Better Than Cream Cheese is great on toast or crackers and is available in 5 varieties: Original Plain, Non-Hydrogenated Plain, Herbs & Chive, French Onion, and Garlic & Herb. The convenience of cheese slices comes in American and Mozzarella soy styles. And then there's an Italian favourite - a soy based gluten-free Ricotta cheese.
Telephone number +1 (0)908 272 2400
Fax number +1 (0)908 272 9492
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Physical address 50 Jackson Drive, Cranford, NJ 07016, USA
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Veez cheeses
Veez is a soy based alternative for dairy cheese. It is also suitable for people with lactose intolerance. Available in 3 flavours: Tangy, Spicy and Olive. The main ingredients are: soya beans, coconut oil, nutritional yeast, agar, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, spices and natural flavourants.

Veez is not an attempt to imitate dairy cheese but simply aims to provide a tasty food item to vegans (and those who have to avoid dairy for other reasons) which is just as convenient, nourishing and affordable.
Telephone number 072 021 4311
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Physical address 47 Aries Ave, Sundowner, Randburg
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Vegusto No-Muh-Chäs

Have you been looking for a vegan cheese that really tastes like cheese? Then here is the chance to taste the purely plant based No-Muh specialties from Switzerland, the land of cheese. These specialties, handmade from a vegan production line, are now also available in South Africa.

5 varieties are available - Classic (mild, slightly sour), Herb (mild herb bouquet), Walnuts (mild-aromatic), Piquant (strongly aromatic) and Mild-Aromatic (mild aromatic). As far as we know, No-Muh Piquant is the only vegan cheese alternative with an edible rind.

No-Muh cheeses are available at Checkers nationwide.
Telephone number +41 (0)71 470 0404
Fax number +41 (0)71 470 0439
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Physical address Vegi-Service AG, Bahnhofstrasse 52, CH-9315 Neukirch, Switzerland
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Violife cheeses

A quality vegan alternative to real cheese that is dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, palm-oil free and GMO free. Avaliable in 5 flavours - Original, Cheddar, Smoked, Mozarella, For Pizza. Tastes like cheese, melts like cheese, but isn’t cheese!

Find Violife at Pick n Pay and Checkers nationwide.

Telephone number 082 329 8889
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Physical address 26 Visagie Street, Tableview, Cape Town, 7441
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