BRINGING YOU THE FIRST
PLANT-BASED CHEEZE POWDER SAUCE
Each package makes 5 cups of plant-based cheeze sauce and is ready to eat in just a few minutes. Order online for free Canadian shipping(Jump to ingredients & nutrition label.)
- Soy Free
- Gluten Free
- Nut Free
- Oil Free
Wondering how to prepare the cheeze?
Simply mix 1/4 cup of powder with 1 cup of water (or plant-based milk) and bring to a simmer.
Hi, I am Sophia, founder and chef behind Vegan Canteen.
For years I was making cashew cheeze and selling in local farmers markets. When I moved out West and decided to take our vegan cheese into retail I wanted to offer something new and different.
My motivations were to offer something that didn't come along with the problems of exploitive cashew farming and production, deforestation, and the sometimes questionable ethics of coconut oil. The high carbon footprint that comes along with all those practices.
I wanted to offer a healthier option, both for our bodies and for our world and climate.
I wanted to offer a plant-based cheeze that is more affordable and accessible.
I launched our plant-based mac and cheese sauce powder as a solution.
Our vegan cheeze is made with organic ingredients and is a shelf-stable cheeze sauce powder requiring no refrigeration.
The new must-have pantry staple!
Our vegan cheeze ships without excessive packaging and cooling packs.
Each package of our vegan cheeze powder will make 5 cups of sauce and is ready to eat in just minutes.
No blenders or food processors needed.
Comfort food without guilt.
As a queer and trans woman-led business we are committed to growing with livable wages and respectful work environments.
5% of our monthly online sales will be donated to a chosen food bank serving further marginalized communities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do you ship?
We are currently offering free shipping across Canada. At this point our cheeze is not available in the USA, sorry. Hopefully soon :)
Do you offer a tracking number?
Unfortunately we can not provide a tracking number while offering free Canadian shipping. It would up the shipping cost considerably and we wanted to keep the cost affordable. With Canada Post Covid related delays please expect delivery to take 5-8 business days.
I ordered both flavours but only one package arrived?
We are shipping all packages individually. In order to offer free shipping we are using letter mail. If we ship as a parcel the cost goes up considerably. We have noticed that many customers are receiving orders of multiple packages on different days.
Are there two versions of the cheeze powder?
We launched a new and improved version of the cheeze powder in July. The updated version of the cheeze powder now has more cheesy flavour, thickens faster, is creamier, and does not clump. This is also why you will temporarily see a sticker on our package with the updated ingredients.
Do I need to refrigerate the cheeze powder?
Nope, our cheeze powder is shelf stable and will be good in your cupboard for at least a year.
Is the cheeze powder made in a gluten free facility?
We were working from a gluten free facility but this was leading to issues with proximity to other allergens. At this point our vegan cheeze is gluten free but not produced in a gluten-free facility. As a small startup we have to find a certain balance.
Where can I buy the cheeze powder?
You can order our cheeze powder directly from us, with free Canada-wide shipping.
If you would like to see our product at your locally grocery store ask the store to look into carrying our cheeze.
Do you have a list of retailers if I prefer to purchase in store?
Our plant-based cheese is currently available at the following grocery stores:
Vegan Supply (Vancouver)
Eternal Abundance (Vancouver)
Earth's General (Edmonton)
Fair and Square (Online)
How do I prepare the cheeze powder?
It's as simple as mixing 1 cup of water (or your favourite plant-based milk) with a 1/4 cup of powder, and bringing that mixture to a simmer on low to medium heat. As the cheeze sauce lightly simmers it will start to thicken. Make sure to give the sauce a good stir as it heats up.For a creamier cheeze sauce try replacing some of the water with a bit of oil. You can also try using 3/4 cups of water and a 1/4 of vegan yogurt for a more cultured tasting cheeze sauce.
To prepare in the microwave simply mix 1 cup of water or plant-based milk with a 1/4 of cheeze powder, heat for 1 minute, stir, heat for one more minute, stir, enjoy!For a thicker sauce that can be spread on burgers or used in a grilled cheese you can try using a 1/4 or powder with a 1/2 cup of plant-based milk and a 1/4 cup of refined coconut oil, Mix all the ingredients and bring to a simmer for a few minutes. The cheeze will thicken quite a bit as the coconut oil cools. What we ultimately love about our vegan cheeze powder is that it's so versatile and easy to adjust to your desired taste and preferences. It even works great in dips, soups and risotto. Check out our social media for more tips, recipes and how to videos (links in the footer)
What are the ingredients?
Ingredients: Organic Nutritional Yeast, Organic Pea Protein Isolate, Organic Smoked Paprika, Organic Tapioca Flour, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Garlic Powder, Pink Salt, Organic Dried Shiitake, Organic Mustard Powder, Organic Tomato Powder, Organic Psyllium Husk Powder, Citric Acid, Organic Pepper, Xylitol
Please note that the Smoked Applewood cheeze has one extra ingredient not listed above, applewood smoke.