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Trying to find cheese that DOESN't contain rennet!


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Which types of cheese contain rennet? where can I get cheese that doesn't contain rennet?  how about cottage cheese ? how about yogurt and other dairy products? do they contain rennet?

 

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I assume you mean calf rennet? There is also vegetable rennet and microbial rennet.

Check out this website for a list of cheeses made without calf rennet.

Thanks, Bierorama.  Yes, of course. I meant animal rennet. I think microbial rennet is from animals too, right?

I read in a book that vegetable rennet doesn't necessarily mean vegan. There is a chance that the product still contains animal rennet if it is listed as vegetable rennet on the label.

so whenever I read the word " rennet", I put the item back.

Thank you for the website. very useful.

Microbial rennets are made from molds but they can contain animal by-products depending on how they were produced.

Right, vegetable rennet doesn't necessarily mean vegan. Same goes for microbial rennet.

I hope you can find something that suits your needs!

The only vegan "cheese" is one made completely of plant products, and without casein, a protein in milk that makes regular cheese melt and get that stringy, chewy texture.

ln77
Jan 16 2012 23:02
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I live in England, and here cheese rarely has animal rennet, with a few exceptions like parmasan.  I'm not sure how you would find vegetarian cheese in America though, since as far as I an tell they don't put whether something is vegetarian on the label of most things.

Tofutti Soy Cheese Slices - http://www.tofutti.com/cheese.shtml

Teese Vegan Cheese - http://www.welovesoy.com/teese_vegan_cheese/

Daiya Vegan Cheese - http://www.daiyafoods.com/

Vegan Gourmet - http://www.imearthkind.com/

All of these cheeses melt as well! Daiya is my favorite melted, Tofutti is my favorite on sandwiches. 

 

 

Original Post by shannonelaine:

Tofutti Soy Cheese Slices - http://www.tofutti.com/cheese.shtml

Teese Vegan Cheese - http://www.welovesoy.com/teese_vegan_cheese/

Daiya Vegan Cheese - http://www.daiyafoods.com/

Vegan Gourmet - http://www.imearthkind.com/

All of these cheeses melt as well! Daiya is my favorite melted, Tofutti is my favorite on sandwiches. 

 

 


Daiya rocks. Wayfare is also great, its a grain based cheese, but its a spreadable cheese that comes in many flavors called We can't say its cheese.  They also make puddings, sour cream, and I think a cream cheese.

Alberts does a veg parmesan

Just read the ingredients.  I don't know where you're from, but where I live I barely ever have trouble finding cheese without animal rennet in it.  I buy cheeses which list "vegetarian rennet" - no it may not be vegan, but if you're eating dairy then you're not a vegan anyway...?

Cottage cheese may or may not have rennet in it - you'd have to check the ingredients.  Yogurt doesn't contain rennet as far as I know.  However, you have to watch out for gelatine in both products.  If possible I only buy brands which say explicitly that they're suitable for vegetarians.

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