UK cheese manufacturer Norseland has expanded its line-up of vegan cheeses with a dairy-free version for its Mexicana brand.
According to Norseland, Mexicana Vegan contains the same fiery spice mix and real bell and jalapeño peppers as its original Mexicana cheese.
The coconut-based Mexicana Vegan follows on from the company’s successful launch of Applewood Vegan in 2019, which was made available in slice format earlier this year.
Norseland’s latest dairy-free product is Vegan Society approved, fortified with Vitamin B12 and calcium, and free-from lactose, milk, eggs, soya, nuts and gluten.
“The popularity of Applewood Vegan proved to us that there is a real demand for vegan alternatives to cheese, not just from vegans, but from flexitarians too,” said Lisa Harrison, senior brand manager for Mexicana at Norseland.
She continued: “And what was key in its popularity was how well it melts like its dairy cheese counterparts.
Mexicana Vegan is described as a “quick melting vegan cheese”
“We applied the same logic to the creation of Mexicana Vegan and our taste panel of spicy cheese enthusiasts are already hooked on it, because it’s super-stringy when it melts and has all of the flavour of Mexicana, including a nice spicy kick.”
Mexicana Vegan will be available to purchase from 20 July 2020 exclusively in Asda stores nationwide for an RRP of £2.30 per 200g block.
Earlier this year, the company released a range of cheese snack bars called Amazin Grazin, in response to consumer demands for less sugary snacks.
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