Every now and then something so revolutionary comes along, it turns the vegan world upside down. Vegusto is one of those things. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
During the last few months I have been enjoying a new vegan cheese range known as Vegusto. It isn’t easy to find in the UK but when you do get your hands on it, you won’t soon forget. The plant-based cheeses are made in Switzerland and are slowly working their way around Europe. I spoke with representatives at the recent Bristol VegFest who assured me they are toiling away with plans to get the range into health food stores around the UK as soon as possible.
So, they are on their way but what are they like? Simply stunning. In my FGV opinion, they are miles above their nearest competitors. The range includes hard cheeses that tower above Redwood and melting cheeses that dwarf Daiya. Oh yes, I went there. A vegan cheese better than Daiya.
Every which way I have eaten Vegusto has blown me away. Sliced with fresh tomato and avocado on crackers was fabulous.
The range of cheeses on offer by Vegusto is impressive. In addition to the piquant mentioned above the range also features herb, walnut, classic, mildly-aromatic, snack size and melty. The melty product melts more convincingly and thoroughly than any other vegan cheese I’ve seen anywhere and the taste is incredible.
I recently served up a plate of the piquant with crackers and Wheaty salami for afternoon tea. Every one of my guests was overly complimentary of the Vegusto and it lasted mere minutes before it was devoured completely. I should mention my guests were non-vegans who consider themselves dairy cheese connoisseurs. They adored the Vegusto. I was almost sorry I served it as I would have loved more for myself. Does that make me a bad FGV?
I truly can’t say enough nice words about Vegusto. It is officially my favourite vegan cheese on the planet. The company also make a staggering range of vegan meats, burgers, cold cuts, meatloaf, sausages, pates, mayonnaise and even pet food for dogs and cats. I haven’t seen any of these around my part of the world but believe me when I say I’m looking.
Vx boutique in Kings Cross currently sell a range of their cheeses. If you are in London, you should get along promptly for a few products. You’ll love them.
A UK Vegusto website is poised to go live in July and orders will be shipping from a local warehouse. My first order will be a big one.