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Tasty vegan cheese that’ll actually melt (6 great options to try)

Published by Finn Hayden

We've written loads of guides about vegan cheese because when it comes to plant-based versions of the delicious dairy product, there are more options than ever. Whether it be something simple like a vegan alternative to mozzarella or even something more complicated like Camembert, vegans now have plenty of options when it comes to plant-based cheese alternatives.

However, one issue which many vegans still encounter with plant-based cheese is that it often just doesn't melt like the real thing. If you're making vegan sandwiches then this isn't an issue, but so often the whole point of using cheese in a recipe is for it to melt, and if the vegan cheese won't melt properly then this can totally ruin your meal.
Luckily, a number of vegan cheese brands have now realised that this is an issue and have released vegan cheese which has been specifically created to melt perfectly. We thought it would be useful to round up the best vegan cheese for melting, let's get into it:

Sheese Mighty Melter

With a name like 'Mighty Melter' you'd expect this vegan cheese from the Sheese brand to melt really well, and we're happy to report that it certainly does. Made using coconut oil, it is flavoured to taste like Red Leicester cheese, and we think it totally nails that taste. But most importantly, it melts like a dream - you probably wouldn't melt this vegan cheese on pizza (a mozzarella style would be better fot that), but this Mighty Melter on nachos is absolutely amazing. Learn more and buy it here -

Sheese Mighty Melter

Vegan Mexicana block

Mexicana is actually a dairy cheese brand, but the brand has recently introduced a range of vegan cheese which is not only very tasty, but which also melts extremely well. As with all of the cheese from the Mexicana range, this vegan cheese block is made using chilli peppers and jalapenos, so it has a real kick to it. The vegan cheese itself is made using coconut oil, and has a great texture. This vegan cheese probably works best when melted over something like nachos, but if you wanted to take your pasta up a notch then you could melt it over that too, and it would give it a real kick. Learn more and buy it here -

Mexicana vegan cheese

Applewood Vegan slices

The range of vegan cheese from Applewood is really delicious and has a very distinctive smoky and creamy taste. It's also excellent for melting and seems to work really well when you melt it over just about anything. for example, we've made vegan cheese on toast in the oven using these vegan slices from the Applewood brand and the slices melted as good as any dairy cheese we've used. Learn more and buy it here -

Applewood Vegan Slices

I AM NUT OK Bluffalo Notzarella

We actually gave this Bluffalo Notzarella the top spot in our vegan mozzarella guide because it's excellent, and one of the real strengths of this vegan cheese is how well it melts. This product will melt perfectly on foods like pizza and lasagna, especially when it is grated. We also love the slight milky flavour from this product, which reminds us of real mozzarella. It's made from a blend of soya milk and coconut oil, and we think the texture is perfect. Learn more and buy it here -

Bluffalo Mozzarella

Nurishh Plant Alternative To Camembert

As a bit of a curveball, we wanted to include this plant-based alternative to Camembert cheese from Nurishh, which we included in our best vegan camembert guide. Just like real Camembert, this vegan cheese from Nurishh melts absolutely beautifully in the oven. And just like real camembert, you can dip bread or whatever you like into this melted vegan camembert, and it'll be absolutely delicious. Learn more and buy it here -


Sheese Grated Mozzarella Style

Another great vegan melting cheese from the Sheese brand is this Grated Mozzarella Style product. Made using coconut oil, this vegan cheese melts really well on pizza bases and works perfectly as a lasagne topping. It'll also melt really well when sprinkled over pasta or anything else hot like that (such as nachos). Learn more and buy it here -

Sheese grated mozzarella style

Ilchester Vegan Melting Mature Slices

This is another vegan cheese alternative with 'melting' in the product name, and we're happy to report that this product does melt remarkably well. You can actually buy a block of this vegan cheese, but we think the slices are better for melting, particularly on bread. Made using coconut oil and maize starch, it has a great texture and a lovely creamy mature taste too. Learn more and buy it here -

Ilchester Vegan Melting Mature Slices

We hope this guide helps you to find some delicious vegan cheese to melt however you like! Let us know if you've tried any of these or if there is any other vegan cheese which you've successfully melted. 

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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