The ‘queen of vegan cheese’ wants to change the dairy industry

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: August 4

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: The Guardian

Author(s): Nadra Nittle

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Miyoko Schinner has been on a years-long quest to make tasty vegan cheese. Now she wants to help dairy farmers switch to plant-based farming.

Miyoko Schinner calls herself “the queen of vegan cheese”. The chef, activist, and author wrote the 2012 book Artisan Vegan Cheese, which taught readers how to make cheeses from nut milk. Two years later she launched Miyoko’s Creamery. Based in Sonoma, California, the company makes vegan cheese and butter products sold in thousands of US stores, including Whole Foods and Target.

Schinner believes vegan cheese can be part of the climate solution. While cheese is often seen as less carbon-intensive than meat, the dairy industry has a huge carbon footprint. Some cheeses have a larger greenhouse gas impact than pork or poultry.

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