You know that one quote…
You can’t make everyone happy. You’re not cheese.
Honestly, that’s not far off. Whether it’s offered warm and gooey between two slices of bread or served cold on a fruit plate, just about everyone loves cheese. It’s one of the infamously harder foods to give up when skipping animal products. But we don’t think you should have to sacrifice anything when you go vegan. With today’s diverse range of plant-based products, there’s no need to go without. Vegan mozzarella shreds have become a hugely popular and competitive market.
In this guide, we’re highlighting the best vegan mozzarella shred options. These are our favorites for sprinkling on your pizza, tacos, quesadillas, lasagna, or anything else that makes you say, “cheese, please!”
We organized our picks based on their nutritional profile, so you can experiment according to your dietary needs and preferences.
So Delicious Dairy-Free Mozzarella Shreds
This gluten-free, vegan mozzarella shreds has a mildly sweet and nutty taste, courtesy of the organic coconut cream. As a result, it’s terribly tempting to eat it straight out of the bag! It’s slightly higher in calories than the other picks, with 90 calories per every ¼ cup. On the positive side, there’s only 190mg of sodium per serving.
Violife Just like Mozzarella Shreds
Another vegan grated cheese clocking in at only 190mg of sodium per serving, Violife’s Mozzarella Shreds are non-GMO and certified by the Vegan Society. Like the previous pick, they contain coconut oil, but a big additional perk is the 30% of B12 per serving. We love any easy (and tasty) way to add more B12 to our diets. It’s worth noting that it has the highest saturated fat ranking in our list, with 6g per serving.
Trader Joe’s Vegan Mozzarella Style Shreds
Anyone who frequents Trader Joe’s may have noticed that these vegan shredded mozzarella cheese sell out quick, and it’s for good reason. This cheese melts very well, so it’s a perfect pizza topping. It has 25% calcium per serving, making it the second highest in our list. It also boasts zero saturated fats. What’s more, unlike most non-dairy shredded cheese, this one has 1g of protein per 28g.
Go Veggie Vegan Mozzarella Shreds
With 30% calcium per serving, these gluten-free mozzarella shreds are the clear winner in that category. Additionally, they are non-GMO, soy-free, and have zero saturated fats. They are higher in sodium, with 280mg per 28g. Like the previous product, this cheese offers 1g of protein per serving. If you’re looking for recipe ideas, the Go Veggie website has a variety of mouth-watering options under their vegan shredded cheese category.
Follow Your Heart Mozzarella Shreds
Without a doubt, these gluten-free Mozzarella Shreds are one of the best for imitating a conventional cheese texture. Besides melting easily, they are also certified Kosher, non-GMO, and soy-free. They have 20% calcium per serving, and the organic palm fruit oil is Rainforest Alliance Certified. On the negative side, they do have 280mg of sodium per serving.
Check out our nutritional tables comparing the most popular vegan mozzarella shreds brands:
Which of these savory cheeses caught your eye? Give them a try and let us know what you think!