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Our Favorite Vegan Cheese for Pizza

Finding excellent vegan food used to be much more complicated.

Rectangular slices of mozzarella cheese

Although vegan food has entered the mainstream over the last decade, finding vegan food still poses a challenge for many—and good vegan cheese is top of the list.

Many companies provide vegan cheese, but finding the right option takes time and money.

Thankfully, I’ve tried nearly every vegan cheese available and assembled my top picks for the best vegan cheese for pizza in this comprehensive guide.

From Daiya Mozzarella Style Shreds to Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet Shreds, I’ve covered all your cheesy needs. 

Miyoko’s Liquid Vegan Pizza Mozzarella

Miyoko’s liquid vegan pizza mozzarella is my all-time top choice—for several reasons.

This delicious product was designed to be meltable and fulfills its intended goal.

Miyoko has stripped this cheese of everything that might hinder its ability to melt fully—a problem that most vegans have with the vast majority of vegan cheeses.

Additionally, this cashew-based cheese is made with sustainable practices and whole foods like plant milk, sunflower oil, and mushroom extracts. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals.

Most importantly, it’s so good that you’ll want to drink it straight from the bottle. 

Miyoko’s liquid vegan mozzarella is affordable, so share this with your vegan-doubting friends!

365 Whole Foods Plant-Based Mozzarella-Style Shreds

Whole Foods is known for providing high-quality vegan alternatives to traditional foods.

The company’s plant-based mozzarella cheese offers yet another delicious, affordable, and sustainable vegan solution.

The mozzarella shreds taste eerily close to real mozzarella, and they are fully meltable (I tested them several times—and then a couple more). 

Because this product is made with coconut oil and tapioca, it boasts mozzarella’s creamy, buttery flavor. 

Although it’s excellent for pizza, I’ve used it with Caprese salads, burrito bowls, and more.

Daiya Mozzarella Style Shreds

Daiya Mozzarella Style Shreds are the award-winning vegan cheese alternative perfect for pizza. 

This vegan cheese alternative provides a tasty and textural experience without using dairy, gluten, soy, or nuts.

Its ingredients include tapioca starch, coconut oil, and pea protein isolate, so you can count on a smooth and delectable taste that perfectly complements fresh, organic tomatoes.

Regarding taste and texture, Daiya Mozzarella Style Shreds deliver the same stretchy goodness of traditional mozzarella but without any animal products or allergens.

The shreds melt quickly, making them ideal for topping pizzas and adding to pasta or casseroles.

The flavor is slightly sweet yet savory with hints of umami throughout—like real mozzarella.

Moochoo Dairy-Free Mozzarella Style Shreds

Moochoo Dairy-Free Mozzarella shreds are the perfect topping for nearly any food. 

They are by far the most versatile product on this list, with a nutty, creamy flavor profile that complements nearly anything. 

I’ve used my Moochoo cheese on pizzas and soups, salads, and sandwiches. They’re incredibly versatile and offer an unparalleled, robust flavor profile.

Moochoo products are slightly more challenging to find than others on this list, so you’ll have to purchase them online—but it’s well worth the wait!

Violife Just Like Mozzarella Shreds

I adore Violife foods—I place an order with them nearly every week.

This company not only provides high-quality vegan products but also offers diet recommendations and recipes to help guide you on your vegan journey!

The Just Like Mozzarella Shreds are firm and delicious, and they contain coconut oil and potato and corn protein for added buttery goodness.

They melt seamlessly into your pizza, delivering a gooey, delectable taste that is to die for! 

Best of all, Violife products cater to those on a diet, and these cheese shreds have fewer calories than most.

Parmela Creamery Plant-Based Mozzarella

Parmela Creamery is a pioneer in the plant-based cheese industry, and its dedication to creating delicious, high-quality vegan cheese is evident in every bite. 

Unlike many other vegan cheeses on the market, Parmela Creamery’s mozzarella shreds are made from fresh cashews, which give them a rich, nutty flavor and a creamy texture that’s sure to please any cheese lover.

What sets Parmela Creamery’s vegan cheese apart is its unique aging and culturing process.

By mimicking the traditional aging process used in dairy-based cheese, Parmela Creamery is able to create vegan cheese that is more complex, nuanced, and flavorful than most other plant-based cheeses. 

The result is a mozzarella that’s perfect for topping pizzas, layering in lasagnas, or simply snacking on straight out of the bag.

If you’re looking for a high-quality, vegan-friendly cheese that’s bursting with flavor and texture, look no further than Parmela Creamery’s Plant-Based Mozzarella. You can order it online or find it at select Whole Foods locations. With Parmela Creamery’s commitment to quality and flavor, you won’t be disappointed.

Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet Shreds

Follow Your Heart has been making excellent, sustainable, vegan foods since 1970—and the companies Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet Shreds are unbeatable.

This cheese is made with non-GMO ingredients and is free of common allergens, including dairy, gluten, soy, and nuts, making it an excellent choice for sensitive palates and allergy-prone individuals.

I love the unique, nutty flavor of this product. It has additional ingredients like sea salt and cane sugar to enhance the natural flavor but complements other tastes well too.

I prefer this product on vegetable pizzas since the salty, nutty flavor brings out the earthy tones in zucchini, mushrooms, and onions.

Best of all, this product is kid-approved—mine love it!

Miyoko’s Creamery Organic Cashew Milk Mozzarella

As I mentioned, Miyoko’s Creamery is my all-time favorite.

I love their products, the customer service is excellent, and their vegan cheeses are affordable and delicious. 

Miyoko’s Creamery Organic Cashew Milk Mozzarella offers another incredible lactose-free option for pizza lovers. 

This mozzarella is soft and melty, like the real thing. It has the rich, creamy, moist texture and feels of burrata—without the guilt.

I use this cheese with a margarita or caprese-style pizza.

So Delicious Mozzarella Style Shreds

From leading vegan brand So Delicious comes a product that will revolutionize your pizza.

So Delicious Vegan Mozzarella Style Shreds are the perfect addition to a Margherita pizza—and they even come with a recipe for just that! 

With fewer added sugars and salt than other products, these are the healthiest option on this list.

They contain potato protein and coconut oil for a smooth texture, and they have cellulose to prevent caking—perfect for that melty feeling.

So Delicious offers a wide variety of additional milk and cheeses—all of which are just as good!

Vegan cheese is far healthier and more sustainable than cheese made from milk—but it can be hard to find. 

I assembled this guide to help you locate the best vegan cheeses for your pizza recipes. Let me know what you think, and share these cheeses with your friends—you never know, you might convert someone!

If you don’t like how vegan cheese tastes, check out cheeseless pizza recipes or other vegan pizza ideas instead!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.