Our latest venture into the frontier of vegan cheese alternatives takes us all the way to Greece, where one of our steadfast suppliers has crafted a particularly delicious, plant-based version of Feta. Starting with an ingenious mix of coconut oil, potato starch, and even a bit of potato protein, they make this creamy, savory Feta Alternative in blocks, which they then store in brine, which gives it an extra touch of authenticity and helps develop that classically salty Feta flavor in one fell swoop. You could call it vegan verisimilitude at its finest. We call it Trader Joe’s Vegan Feta Cheese Alternative.
Just like its traditional, sheep’s milk-derived version, this Vegan Feta Alternative has a myriad of appetizing applications, from being crumbled over a salad, to presenting as part of a mezze platter with olives and antipasti, or even baking into a plant-based spanakopita. Speaking of baking, it makes a great vegan version of a particularly trendy appetizer recipe when roasted with cherry tomatoes and olive oil. Even just on its own, sliced and served on your favorite cracker or crostini, Trader Joe’s Vegan Feta Cheese Alternative is a triumph of plant-based cheese — and a must-have when making vegan versions of classic Mediterranean cuisine.