If you're avoiding coconut-based products, Parmela is a great choice. Parmela is a cashew-based cheese that has a slightly smoky flavor to it. You don't have to melt this on a grilled cheese to love it. Parmela's Smoky Gouda cheese tastes just as good right out of the fridge. (If you tried it a while back, it's worth another go, since they reformulated and the new version is awesome.) Eat it with crackers or add it to a vegan bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich.

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