Are our vegan cheeses considered as traditional cheeses ?
If we take in consideration, texture, the visual, the smell and the taste, our vegan organic cheeses have all the qualities to be real cheeses.
As well as some types of cheeses, the time of refining makes the smell, the taste and the texture of our vegan organic cheeses better.
However, we usually prefer to say that we offer an alternative to cheeses.
In fact, our ripened vegan cheeses can be eaten with bread or with a glass of a nice wine.
Or be the topping of your salad or sandwich, hot or cold. You can also serve them cut out during appetizers. Finally, as in the French cheese tradition, propose them, between the dish and the dessert.
Among the professionals who sell all types of cheeses and the consumers who are fans of rennet-free cheese or people with lactose intolerance: all are delighted to find a 100% vegetal maturation similar to traditional cheese.
Origin of the word “cheese” :
The word « cheese » has several linguistic roots. Historically, the West Germanic term was kasjus, and the old High German was Chasi. The Old English term was cyse (West Saxon) and the Middle Dutch, case. The Old Latin Word was caseus, which signified « cheese ». The origin of the Latin term is thought to perhaps have come from the Prakrit term chasi, or « buttermilk » and which seems to have referred to the pressed curdled milk used as food, similar to cottage cheese.
Moreover, you can find our vegan organic cheeses in traditional cheese-maker. They also offer you our 100% organic and vegan cheeses in their shops.
Nevertheless, it’s illegal for us to call our products “cheese”. As stipulated in Decree No. 2007-268 of 27 April 2007 on cheese and cheese specialities, which reserves the name “cheese”: Whether or not fermented, refined or not, obtained from the following materials of exclusively milk origin: milk, partly or totally skimmed milk, cream, fat, buttermilk, used alone or in a mixture and coagulated in whole or in part before draining or after partial disposal of the aqueous part.”