Veganuary 2021

January 1 – 31st is the month of ‘Veganuary’ for more details visit the website https://veganuary.com/ it has more information on what is it all about and there are alot of Vegan Recipes to try too.

As a Wholesale Business that specialises in Local Cheeses, Meats and Dairy currently we don’t have a huge amount of vegan products to offer but this is something we are always looking at increasing.

Chunk of Devon who is one of our big suppliers we order large quantities from every day  they they have been promoting the ‘Veganuary’ box for the whole of this month which includes their 4 vegan products that they supply including –

Cheatin’ Cheese Pasty, Spicy Jack Pie, Nips and Nuts Pie, Roast veg Pasty.

All of the above vegan products except the Cheating cheese are available to Wholesale Customers, Cheatin’ Cheese is only part of the veganuary box.

We do usually stock a Vegan cheese ‘Nature & Moi Dairy Free White Cheddar’ available in pre pack and available in 1 KG blocks too,  but due to Coronavirus we have had problems stocking it, we hope to have it back in stock in the near future.

We also stock a good selection of Savoury crackers which were a huge hit at Christmas they are called ‘Cradoc’s Crackers’  and their packaging is fantastic, it is run by the lovely Allie and Ella another family run business.
Cradoc’s Crackers are baked with Wheat, Whole wheat, and Oats as well as loads of veg, fruits, flowers, seeds, herbs and spices.

Egg Free/Nut Free/Sesame Free/Palm-oil Free, Vegetarian and a selection

They have a large selection of flavours, of which 6 are Vegan friendly Beetroot and Garlic, Spinach and Celery, Checkers, Sea Salted, Oat Crackers, Wholemeal wheat, chia and flax seeds.

For more information on our products click here

If you would be interested in a product list or some more information on when we deliver in your area drop us an email info@iscafoods.co.uk

Checkers Beetroot-and-Garlic cradocs crackers Spinach-and-celery-seed_clipped_rev_1mermaid-sea-salted-crackers

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Vegan Cheddar Style Cheese Now in Stock!

vegan certifiedThis time last year the first vegan cheese shop in the UK opened its doors. La Fauxmagerie was immediately hit with a media storm when Dairy UK, the dairy industry trade association, sent a letter requesting that owners Charlotte and Rachel Stevens stop describing their products as cheese because it was potentially misleading to customers.

A year on and the number of people turning to vegan and plant based diets is continually rising with many abstaining from meat and dairy in a bid to halt the inevitable environmental impact of farming and agriculture.
This year Veganuary – a nonprofit organisation that encourages people to go vegan for the month of January – reported that over 400,000 people registered to take part compared to 250,000 in 2019. This success is due in part to the rise in availability of vegan products in supermarkets, restaurants and take-away outlets. KFC in particular posted that one million of their new vegan burgers were sold in the first month of sale, the equivalent of one every three seconds. But while plant based burgers have now hit the mainstream vegan cheese seems to have been left behind

vegan cheese (2)This could be because unlike their ‘meat’ counterparts many vegan cheeses have failed to emulate the taste, texture and appearance of traditional cheeses with many described as being bland, and ‘plasticky’. However some brands are beginning to experiment with new ingredients and ‘ageing’ methods as well as developing bacterial cultures similar to those used in the dairy industry.

We have just begun to stock a Cheddar style vegan cheese from Nature & Moi, a French company specialising in dairy free, plant based food. This cheese arrived early last week and was duly cut and tasted by everyone. The verdict?
vegan cheese (2)To preface we are all very much not vegan; we love cheese and our Cheddar range, being mostly from Devon and the West Country, is of excellent quality (if we do say so ourselves!). So this cheese had a lot to live up to.
The texture of the Nature & Moi Cheddar is smooth and supple and while not completely replicating the dense, richness of traditional Cheddar, this one did a fairly good job. The flavours are mild and slightly nutty with a mellow creaminess reminiscent of a very mild cheddar. Overall we thought that this cheese was “not at all bad” which, coming from a group of hardcore cheese lovers, was high praise indeed.

Click here to view the Nature & Moi cheese on our website for more info.

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