If you haven’t already tasted or at least heard the wildly enthusiastic buzz about the famous non-dairy cheeses from Miyoko’s Kitchen, then you’ve come to the right place.
Not only that, you have a chance to win a free gift collection of one of her most popular cheese assortments – The Harvest Collection – from the tantalizing selections available for shipment anywhere in the U.S. The prize will be shipped to the winner from Miyoko’s brand new, 5,000 square foot artisan cheese production facility in the San Francisco Bay Area.
First, I’ll tell you a little bit about the grand prize – the Harvest Collection!
Then, I’ll give you a little backstory about my first taste of Miyoko’s cheese – and show you some party pics to show you the possibilities!
Next, I’ll show you how my shipment of Harvest Collection arrived – on the very day I was throwing a dinner party at my home.
Finally, you’ll see all the details of giveaway entry – AND see the $5 off Coupon Code that the team at Miyoko’s Kitchen is offering to every one of my readers, which you can apply toward a shipment of your own box of cheese now through November 24, 2014. Everybody wins!
Meet The Harvest Collection
Here’s what’s in the Harvest Collection from Miyoko’s Kitchen. Click on each image to get a closer look.
Even if you don’t win the grand prize random drawing – enter below – everybody wins this giveaway because Miyoko’s Kitchen has given us our own discount coupon code – good through November 24!
Which is perfection. For as I told the team at Miyoko’s Kitchen, I can’t help but think that snapping up any of the collections would make perfect holiday gifts.
You can even have it shipped to friends or family direct.
It will solve a whole lot of holiday head scratching about “What should I give___ for Christmas?”
Because believe me, everyone loves this cheese – from die hard omnivores to live-it-up vegans.
You could even order an assortment, open the box and give a different cheese to each person on your family-for-dinner holiday list – the cheeses come in classy individually labelled boxes – or serve as part of pre-dinner finger food.
That is if you don’t eat it all yourself first.
The story of how Miyoko started creating these cheeses is well told in the introduction of her book Artisan Vegan Cheese.
What I’m talking about is my first taste of Miyoko’s cheese, which took place in December 2013. And yes, between you and me, that’s reason enough that this date would stand out as a red-letter on anyone’s calendar.
It was on that day that there was one of those very fun “Pop-Ups” that seem to be sweeping the nation – and I had offered to come down to the city to help my friend Miyoko schlep and display some cheese at a Pop-up in happening in San Francisco.
I helped Miyoko pack up at least three coolers of assorted cheeses. After warming up with a hike through the hills behind her home followed by a short drive to the city, we set up shop at the Pop-up. In seconds, samples were being snagged and cheese was selling like crazy.
Of course, I was in charge of the samples, which gave me plenty of opportunities to siphon off a few tastes for myself – repeatedly.
I left no cheese untasted, which puts me in the excellent position of telling you more about these cheeses.
And that was long before the OFFICIAL Miyoko’s Creamery went into production.
My First Taste of Miyoko’s Cheese
My first taste was of Miyoko’s Double Cream Chive, which comes in the Harvest Collection.
To be honest, I was trepidacious about tasting yet another ‘vegan’ cheese. I don’t know about you, but up to that moment I had never tasted a commercial non-dairy cheese that I liked. They were either rubbery, grainy, or in some other way made me wince. Not so with these cheeses. Back to the story.
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From there I progressed to the harder stuff like sharp cheddar rolled in smokey paprika, and one of my personal favorites, High Sierra Rustic Alpine – also in the Harvest Collection.
I must have tasted a dozen varieties that day, and haven’t found a one that I haven’t absolutely adored.
Since then, I’ve enjoyed Miyoko’s cheeses at multiple other events – it seems to be the offering of choice at classy events wherever I go.
Look What Fed Ex Delivered
When the eagerly anticipated Miyoko’s Kitchen went into official production and shipping, I was one of the first in line to order.
I took snapshots as I unpacked, so I could share it with you.
Dinner Party Timing
It just so happened that my package arrived on the same day that I was hosting a dinner party.
For better of worse – great for my lucky guests – and of course serving this delightful food is great for your image!
At the same time I was afraid it would all rapidly disappear. Taking the best advice I ever got – “Err on the side of generous” – I shifted into give mode and shared the Harvest Collection with my guests.
These good friends, omnivorous eaters – not only loved every bite, they snagged one of the charming boxes that the cheeses come in so that they could get news about it pronto to their high-end Hollywood lawyer, certain it would be a perfect match for their high class tastes yet down-to-earth penchant for organic food.
Whether you snap up some of this cheese – actually a cultured nut product – or as a gift for yourself, this product stands on its own as delicious food, but also is a great way to demonstrate the power of plant-based foods when it comes to good taste.
“I’d go vegan, but I just can’t give up cheese.”
Have you heard this before? Or even said it yourself?
From the Miyoko’s Kitchen website:
Indeed – the lure of cheese is strong, and many of us have fallen to its siren call. We hope to be able to answer that call with the most delectable whole-foods, plant-based cheeses in the world! Our products were created by Miyoko Schinner, who embarked on a mission to recreate the range of flavors and textures she had once enjoyed from dairy cheeses before becoming vegan. Several years of experimentation culminated in the publication of her groundbreaking book, Artisan Vegan Cheese (Book Publishing Co., 2012), which she hoped would inspire others to make their own.
Despite the success of the book, people frequently requested that she simply make and sell them. She knew that in order to succeed, she would need a passionate business partner with whom to launch and grow the business. She soon met Lisa Shanower, and the two of them embarked on their cheese journey to create Miyoko’s Kitchen. The two of them assembled an amazing team of passionate vegans with expertise in different areas, and Miyoko’s Kitchen was born!
What’s In It?
Clearly established on each box and featured prominently on the Miyoko’s Kitchen website are the ingredients of each variety.
The company clearly prefers the term ‘cultured nut product’ and makes great celebration of it in the pictures on the website.
Here is a screen grab of the ingredients for the Fresh Loire Valley in a Fig Leaf – this is printed on the back of each box.
Non-GMO, organic ingredients. This is a product with integrity.
It is not a low-calorie item, as nuts are a high fat food. But you knew that – and that this is a special treat item. As Miyoko says it “feeds the soul”.
How To Enter the Giveaway
Are you ready to throw your hat into the ring pronto on this one?
For this giveaway, I’ve decided to use the convenient Rafflecopter software again.
This allows you to increase your chances for a win by completing a couple of simple tasks.
The more you check off the list, the more times your name is tossed into the basket.
To enter, simply:
- Post your response to the giveaway question in ‘replies’ below. Once you have entered your response, you will be able to pop into the Rafflecopter window and complete your entry. This task MUST be done to enter! Others are optional yet increase your chances of the win!
- Enter your name and email – which is only seen by me as manager of the giveaway. This is so I can easily contact you when the Rafflecopter software draws your name. Check the box stating that you have completed the giveaway question response.
- Ships only in U.S. So, if outside the U.S. and you win, you would need to ship to U.S. resident. You can still enter!
More entries are yours when you complete and check off in the entry form the following:
- Share this giveaway with others – via email, facebook, twitter , or you favorite method of getting the word out about something fabulous.
- “Like” http://www.facebook.com/lanimuelrath on facebook – and check this box for another entry in the giveaway. If you already ‘like’ the page, then check!
- Sign up for my Healthy, Happy, and Fit newsletter (see top of sidebar, right)
- Join Miyoko’s Kitchen mailing list:(scroll to bottom of the home page at http://miyokoskitchen.com/and enter email address.
The Coupon Code for $5 Off Any Online Order from Miyokos Kitchen
Thank you to team MK for this generous offer to my readers!
Lani, we would also like to provide a $5.00 off coupon for online orders – to be shared with all of your readers.
To redeem the coupon, customers will use the code: PLANTBASED at checkout.
The coupon is valid until 11/24/14 – the last date you can order in time to get your package before Thanksgiving!
As you can imagine, I was thrilled about this bonus offer – just in time for holiday gift giving – or as a treat for yourself.
There are several collections from which to select – Harvest Collection, Traditional Collection, and Party Platter – and you’ll find one priced just right for you.
And remember, you get $5 off when you use our code.
Click to see the choices: Miyoko’s Kitchen
There You Have It!
Any questions or comments, in addition to your contest entry response? Ask away! Just enter them in responses below and I’ll see them – just give me a little time to get back to you.
The giveaway ends on midnight, Monday November 24, EST.
Can’t wait to read your comments and questions below.
Oh my! What great pictures – thanks Lani for putting up all of the images!
Hard to pick on the cheeses for a favorite – but that winter truffle I just KNOW will appeal to my Dad – he’s a sucker for anything mushroom. So I think I’ll order a Harvest Collection and piece out a gift for him.
Thanks for this information – I’d heard of Miyoko cheese but this gives me a lot more detail. Can’t wait to try it!
I’m all entered in the giveaway on the form.
Hi Francie! Thank you for kicking things off in such excellent fashion! I’m glad that the pics and story flesh out the Miyoko’s Kitchen story for you.
That Winter Truffle is a BIG winner. Can’t go wrong with give for Dad!
Thank you for letting me register for give away.
Definitely that fig leaf thing. Gorgeous!
I got to try this cheese at a recent party and you are right, it is soooo good. So I am happy to have this chance to win some yet how great to have the coupon code – I’ll definitely put that to use!
Thanks for doing this Lani. Awesome photos!
Samantha, you have me laughing out loud – the ‘fig leaf thing’ – and it is beautiful! Wait til you taste it.
Thanks for your entry – you got in on things early, which means you can keep garnering entries each day by sharing. Brava!
I just purchased the Sundried Tomato Garlic and used it as a spread on a sandwich with cucumbers, it was delicious! Can’t wait to try other flavors. Thanks Lani.
Lynda, what a great combination! I hadn’t thought of that – and the cucumber would be such a great contrast to the concentrated cheese. Brilliant!
So glad to see you come by!
I’d like to try the Fresh Loire Valley in the fig leaf. I’d gift my son with the High Sierra Rustic Alpine. They all sound and look delicious.
Deborah, might fine choices! I think getting a collection and breaking it up into individual gifts is a great idea. They are boxed really nicely – it’s a class act all around.
Thanks for your entry!
The double cream chive sounds wonderful! As a Wisonsinite I’m surrounded by dairy cheese connoisseurs, and I’d love to share a dairy free alternative with friends and family!
Rachel – oh my, the land of the cheese! I know they’ll all be impressed with this non-dairy version.
As a matter of fact, it would be great just to put it out, with no fanfare or ‘explanation’ – just see how everyone likes! Then later after everyone has scarfed it up, you can bring out the box? Fun!
Good luck on your entry and thanks for jumping in!
I have Miyoko’s book and am so happy she is now making her cheese available for purchase.
I’m hoping to someday find a replacement for my favorite cheese, smoked Gouda.
Cindy, have you tried making the cheese? I make soft sundried tomato/dill/chive regularly now. It took me awhile to get started, but now it’s easy. And I use non-dairy yogurt as starter, so no need to bother with rejuvelac if I don’t have it around. Here’s a link to my early days of making cheese from Miyoko’s cookbook, if you haven’t seen: http://www.lanimuelrath.com/plant-strong-diet/coconut-waffles-with-blackberries-lime-chipotle-chickpeas-and-sharp-cheddar-cashew-nut-cheese-not-bad-for-someone-who-doesnt-like-to-cook/
But the cheeses that come out of her kitchen are in a whole other class. You’ll see.
I’m thinking that the Aged English Smoked Farmhouse may be just what you are looking for. It’s in the Traditional Collection here:
Let me know if it looks like a match!
I would like to try the Double Cream Sundried Tomato Garlick flavor bacause I love garlic. Most everyone in my family will love this flavor because we are garlic lovers.
Purnima, yes, you have a match with this one! This one drove my ‘omni’ dinner guests crazy – in all the right ways.
Thanks for entering!
Thanks to both of you for this opportunity! It’s hard to pick just one cheese but I think I’m most curious about the French Style Winter Truffle!
LaJuana, yay! Thanks for coming by.
The Winter Truffle is quite unique – it’s subtle while being very present at the same time. I guess that speaks to the quality.
All best of good luck! Remember you can up your entries daily by sharing again.
I would like to try the High Sierra Rustic Alpine cheese although they all sound delicious. Thank you for the opportunity!
Jane, I’m so glad you jumped in! Honestly, if I had to pick ONE I would say High Sierra is my fave. It’s tough to choose!
Thanks for entering!
All the flavors look so yummy! I hope I win…I miss good cheese!
Hi Shari – have you had a chance to try this cheese? Honestly, it will NOT dissapoint – hope you can take advantage of the coupon code this week!
Keep me posted and thanks for your entry,
I would love to try the High Sierra Rustic Alpine. I miss fondue since being a vegan. I can also already see the fruit and cheese platter I am making for the holiday table! Great find, thank you for sharing this!!
Interesting comment about the fondue – I know that Miyoko has a recipe for fondue cheese in her book. I’ll see if I can find out which of the cheeses would lend itself best and get back to you, OK?
So glad you jumped in!
The sundried tomato garlic is definitely at the top of my list!
Christina, you can’t lose with this one – an instant crowd pleaser and everyone can relate to it as a ‘flavor’.
I’m especially tempted by the Fresh Loire Valley in a Fig Leaf. It sounds luscious and I love that it gets sharper as it ages, just as I hope I do!
Mary Jane, you have me smiling big time with that one. Way to go.
P.S. I hid half of a wheel of this in the back of the fridge so I could test it for age dynamic – I’ve been in to knock off a taste or two and it’s changing wonderfully!
You are so lucky to have that whole box of cheese. Just last week I told my husband I want Myoko’s book for Christmas. I didn’t realize she was going retail.
Which ONE do I want to try? You must be kidding. The classic chive would be so good on sandwiches when I’m sick of hummus and want something new. My carnivorous husband (yes, I said carnivorous rather than omnivorous) would certainly like the Winter Truffle as well as me, because he’s a fungi freak. The sun-dried tomato on vegetables for snacks or parties… I want to see if she has a good cheese for pizza. It could be mozzarella style, or goat style. Then pile on the veggies.
I can’t wait to get that book!
Bethery, wow, thanks for your detailed response! And you have me laughing out loud at ‘carni not omni’. I can see you’ve kept your sense of humor!
Yes, she’s gone retail and lucky us!
Let me know if you place an order because I can’t wait to hear how you likey! I’ve been making cheeses from the book, but I just don’t have Miyoko’s touch!
I would love to try the double cream tomato basil garlic cheese as this is the most appealing to my taste buds and culinary interest.
Thank you for offering this giveaway to your blog readers, and happy holidays!
Hey Gill – good choice and I’m so glad you jumped in to play along.
Good luck and happy holidays to you too!
I’ve gotta make this entry quick, for fear of being electrocuted by all the drool dripping onto my plugged in computer! Miyoko is marvelous! Finally, being cheesy is a good thing! Yummmm Brrrring it!
Oh my gosh BH you’ve got the right spirit – thanks for adding an excellent laugh to the game! And yes, finally being cheesy is a good thing. Have you heard Miyoko sing “Hey, big cheese?” I’m assuming yes!
So glad to be on this journey with you,
High Sierra Rustic Alpine is calling my name — buttery, nutty, with a creamy finish? Describes me to a tee. I was born in the High Sierra desert and miss my native California deeply. I am living in the deep South where melted Velveeta and canned salsa is a delicacy worthy of taking to a potluck. Bless their hearts, they are in for a mind-blowing experience if I win this because I will surely share.
Tamra, where in the deep south are you that you aren’t near your beloved High Sierra these days? No wonder this cheese flavor is a perfect match for you.
You MUST tell about how your ‘mind blowing’ experiment turns out. Even if you don’t win the grand prize, and you do order with the coupon code.
I am in Alabama and it’s hard to even get a salad or serving of greens that does not have pork in it. They actually put mac ‘n cheese on the “vegetable” list on menus. The coupon code is written on a Post-it on my desk and shall be used soon.
I’m not sure I can pare it down to just one (I was about to say I wanted to try the Miyokos’s mix BOX…) but the Fresh Loire Valley in a Fig Leaf just looks gorgeous and I’d love to try it.
That said, I suspect I’ll be ordering a box soon… 🙂
MeShell – which box are you referring to? I see the Harvest, Traditional, and Party Platter – ??
Let me know what you end up ordering! I’m placing an order later today myself 🙂
Drat I missed it.
Right when Miyoko launched her online store… there was this wonderful big box of assorted cheeses called “Miyoko’s Mix”. You’re right though, it’s not on there anymore!
double cream chive please.
Great choice Dixie!
Thanks for entering the giveaway!
Thank you Lani, for telling us about this cheese. I cannot wait to try it.
Donnella, does that mean this is the first you’ve heard? So glad to be the bearer of good tidings!
Let me know if you order and what you selected.
Good luck and all best!
Can’t decide which to try. Would love to share with family at our Christmas Eve gathering.
Kathleen – highly recommended game plan!
Best of holidays to you!
Miyoko’s cheeses have been a game changer for me, even long before she started selling them ready made! After a long quest for a decent vegan cheese alternative and wasting a lot of time and ingredients in an effort to create them, (the ready-made store options weren’t even a consideration…price and quality missed the mark by miles!) I happened across Miyoko’s videos on YouTube. Since I was also heavily into the fermentation mindset, her cheese recipes made sense and had great appeal to me, and my first simple cheese was a resounding success! I am on a tight fixed income, but getting her book became a priority because even though my vice for cheese was my rare, non-vegan foray, I was not happy about it! Food for the soul indeed, there is something about cheese that beckoned me despite my resolve to avoid it! Miyoko has inspired me to try using all kinds of different base ingredients as a source of flavors, and it is a never ending adventure in my kitchen “lab”! Love it!
Cheese! All of them please! I’ve been fascinated by her book, but this is better than cooking!
Wow, this cheese looks and sounds amazing! I’ve never heard of it before. This would be a sure way to win over my omnivore Thanksgiving guests. 🙂 I’d especially like to try the sun dried tomato cheese.
I forgot to answer the second part of the question. I think this would be a game changer for my older sister; she loves cheese.
All of them sound amazing. I’d have to try them all before I could choose a favorite, & it sounds impossible to only choose one. Thanks for such a delicious sounding giveaway!
Thanks so much for all the information and delicious photos of these amazing vegan cheeses. I would love to try the Double Cream Chive.
I’d love to try them all, but there shone wrapped in fig leaves looks wonderful.
I’d love to try them all, but there one wrapped in fig leaves looks wonderful.
I would LOVE to try the Fresh Loire Valley in a FIg Leaf looks amazing.
It is presented beautifully in the fig leaf. Looks so creamy and delicious.
Can’t wait to taste it!
This looks awesome and fun! Thank you for sharing!
High Sierra Rustic Alpine please! I have a friend that thinks he could not maintain a vegan lifestyle due to his love of cheese. This could be a game changer. Can’t wait to order.
Can’t wait to order! High Sierra Rustic Alpine please! I have a friend that thinks he could not maintain a vegan lifestyle due to his love of cheese. This could be a game changer.
The Fresh Loire Valley in a FIg Leaf looks amazing, but I would love to serve the Aged English Smoked Farmhouse to my son and daughter-in-law who have stopped eating meat but still eat dairy. This may change their minds!
Ohhhh, I want to try the Aged English Smoked Farmhouse. I adore smoked foods. If I had the chance I would love the Holiday cheese collection with the wine wrapped fig leaf cheese and others. They all sound like they will taste addicting. Gosh, did I just drool over the computer screen.
Would love to try these cheeses, trying to switch to a more plant based diet, having great tasting cheese to eat sounds great… think I’ll have to use that coupon code!
High Sierra Rustic Alpine looks like it would be good with crackers. I miss cheese and crackers – would love to enjoy the vegan version. I’d give the cheese as a gift to my two college-age kids, both of whom are considering becoming vegan but aren’t quite there yet.
This is fantastic! I have tasted heaven and I want to have MORE!
How marvelous! This will complete my holiday table!
I think my husband would love the double cream chive — giving up cheese has been a big stumbling block to his going plant based with me so this would be a great treat to give him — although I’d like to try the sundried tomato garlic myself. I bought her book 18 months ago and am ashamed to say I still haven’t tried making my own cheese yet — it’s on my to do list! — but how wonderful that she’s started this new venture.
I would love them all, especially the Aged English Smoked Farmhouse – I love smoked cheese – it as if I am wrapped in a beautiful blanket in front of the fireplace with my Hubs and a glass of wine. Heaven!
I really want to try the high sierra alpine one, it makes me think of an apres ski event, yum. Thank you for the opportunity.
I would love to try the double cream chive! I love anything with chives and it would be a great cheese for a party!
My husband already placed an order with Miyoko, and both of the cheeses we tried were amazing! I can’t wait to try more. I think my next order will be the Harvest Collection. I’m most excited to try the Fresh Loire Valley in a Fig Leaf. It looks so stunningly beautiful.
Thank you for the amazing contest! I need to try any of the Double Cream cheeses. They sound soooo delicious.
I’d like the double cream chive please. And I’ll try not to eat the whole box in one sitting 😉 Thanks!
I saw Miyoko do a cheese making demonstration at Farm Sanctuary, and I would LOVE to get my hands on her new product 🙂
If I win this, I promise every last crumb of vegan deliciousness will be eaten.
I saw Miyoko speak at the NYC Veg Fest and had the chance to sample some of her cheeses. They were ah-mazing! I’m definitely ordering some to try for Thanksgiving. I think I’m most excited for the Aged English Sharp Farmhouse, although the Herbs de Provence is a close second!
Fresh Loire Valley in a Fig Leaf looks amazing!
It sounds like the High Sierra Rustic Alpine is like Swiss or Fontina cheeses. Oh, how I’ve missed those two. I truly hope I win this collection. Thank you for the contest.
I miss the sharpness of a good cheddar, so the Farmhouse is the one I’m eager to try.
I would like to try the Double Cream Chive. I imagine it’s creamy consistency is reminiscent of Boursin style cheese. I’d like to serve it on canopes without letting on to my friends that its vegan.
It’s the aged cheeses I’d really like to try. I’ve been making basic cashew cheese with some delicious variations since I received Artisan Vegan Cheese as a gift.
The High Sierra Rustic Alpine, but really they all sound pretty yummy. They look so festive – would be perfect for our appetizer spread on Christmas Eve.
I was lucky enough to have some of Miyoko’s cheese on a Vegan Vacation Cruise. The mozzarella from her book. Can’t wait to try the boxed cheeses. Really eager to try the French style winter truffle.
I’d like to try the High Sierra Rustic Alpine because I think it would make for a great grilled cheese sandwich.
The Traditional Collection because I think I’d like all of the flavors in that one. I can’t wait until her shop opens up to the public because I live just a few, or 20, minutes away and then I can sample them all before I buy them. =)
The double cream sun dried tomato sounds good to me! It would be to have around holidays as a treat.
Ugh.. I want to try them ALL… I can’t choose just one.
I’m most excited about the High Sierra Rustic Alpine from the Harvest Collection. I have missed hard buttery cheeses the most, and this one sounds like it would be a great substitute! After battling breast cancer, my mom is eating mostly plant-based, and I would love to share these cheeses with her and the rest of my family during our annual Christmas Eve tasting party.
i have her book and have loved the cheese
I made! So excited that I can now buy her
i have tried the double cream chive and its outstanding! No one would ever know these are vegan!
Anxious to try these. I hadn’t found a vegan cheese out there that I actually liked either! Would rather just not have it. Thank you for passing along the discount and telling us about this. Not going to lie, would love to win that package too!!!
Thank you for this blog post! I would love to try the winter truffle and share it with my mom. She’s only recently accepted my veganism and I think these beautiful cheeses would blow her mind and maybe turn her around a bit! Thanks so much for this again. Happy Holidays!
These cheeses look amazing!! I would love to try the Harvest collection. The aged cheddar sounds delicious too! I haven’t seen any of these in my area…thanks for introducing us to this great cheese!
The sundried tomato garlic sounds divine and would be hard not to overindulge on I’m sure.
I think I’d like to try the Harvest Collection…the Double Cream Chive and Sundried Tomato Garlic look heavenly!!!
I’d love to try the classic cream chive. It looks like it would go well on a platter with various crackers and meats and other pairings.
oh my!!!! Giving up cheese is my last struggle for going vegan! I always tend to slip up! does she have anything for making a Vegan pizza yet?
I would love to try the fig and the smokey farmhouse! wow! making me hungry!
thanks Lani for posting this and what a great offer 🙂
coupon code good thru Dec or Nov 24th? ( says both)
I was just wondering what I could substitute for cow’s milk cheese! These varieties look delicious!
I’ve wanted to try this for a while now. What a great giveaway. Happy almost Thanksgiving!
Would love to try this!!!
These just look SO good! Would love to win!
They are look so delicious! I’m not a fan of vegan proceeded cheese so I would LOVE to try this cheese! The Harvest Collection looks especially yummy! I’d Love to win!
Oh. My. Goodness. That sun dried tomato one looks DIVINE! I would share with everyone so they couldn’t use the “I can’t give up cheese” excuse anymore 😛 Thanks for the chance to try this yummy looking cheese!!
My goodness, the Winter Truffle cheese sounds amazing! I went to culinary school in Vermont, land of dairy. I fell in love with artisinal cheeses on our trips up to Quebec where we would gorge ourselves on stinky, ripe, unpasteurized French cheeses. Some would always come back with us, giving the vehicle a lovely aroma. Needless to say, the vegan cheese products I’ve encountered so far have left me very disappointed. I have so much hope that these will scratch my itch for good cheese!
Hi Lani – I would love to try ALL of them! The photos make my mouth water. I will purchase- this will be a great gift for my son who loves cheese and is also plant based. Thanks for putting this information out there!
The Harvest Collection sounds amazing – I love chives as well as sundried tomatoes + garlic!
Kelly, we had a little of BOTH last night before dinner after a full day of mountain biking and hiking. Perfection!
Definitely would try the double cream chive!
Really, any of them. I need to try them and work on liking them for what they are, and disassociating them from the cheese equivalent , I think!
Tina, quite possibly. These do stand on their own as winners.
To be honest? Cow’s milk cheese now stinks to me – smells like a barnyard. Have you noticed that? I can barely tolerate the cheese section in Whole Foods Market.
Oh goodness any cheese with chive makes my heart happy (I used to love cream cheese with chives!) So that would be my first (of many!) purchases from the amazing Miyoko!!
Excellent choice Molly! Good luck on your prize entry!
What a fantastic article Lani!
I want to try allllll the collections and they would make a fantastic gift for ME 🙂
Karine – thanks! And I know YOU know how good these are….:-)
Great review! I’ve been in love with Kite Hill nut cheeses for a while. Can’t wait to try the Miyoko’s ones. The Rustic Alpine would be my first choice. Of course, I’d love to try them all!
Carry, I haven’t had a chance to try Kite Hill. You’ll have to let me know how they compare – keep me posted!
Oh my!! This certainly is the best holiday giveaway ever! I would love to try these for the holidays. I still haven’t found a commercial “cheese” that I really enjoy. The traditional collection sounds lovely to me–my favorite cheeses used to be sharp, like aged cheddar, and the Aged English Sharp Farmhouse sounds close!
Just received The Fairview a few days ago. When I tried them, I threw up my hands and yelled “Shut the front door.” (Or a reasonable facsimile of that.)But in any case, very much as The Sexy Vegan described the experience. Delicious!
Oh no! I keep getting an error message saying your mailing list is inactive. Am I doing something wrong?
Oh my goodness, these all look heavenly! The Rustic Alpine looks the best to me, but I would gladly try all of them, and probably wouldn’t share at all!
I want to try them all. It has been soooooo long since haven’t anything that tastes like cheese and will only use as a special treat over the holidays.
I would love to try the Rustic Alpine…YUMMY!
I would like to try the Double Creme Sundried Tomato Garlic. I would share the Fresh Loire Valley wrapped in Fig Leaf with my husband, Mike.
looks yummy. I’d love to try them out. 🙂
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the aged English farmhouse and sundried tomato garlic look delish!!!
Awesome! Can’t wait to try some of these vegan cheeses!
Interested to try them as I find other vegan cheeses taste rather unpleasant.
The double cream sun dried tomato looks great!
I would love to try them all! With little self-control I will hope not to devour the double-cream chive in one sitting! Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Lani!
Double Cream Chive! Yum! They all look wonderful. How amazing to have this wonderful alternative to dairy!
The sundried tomato one looks fabulous!
I cannot wait to try these cheeses! I have been WFPB for about 3 months now, and cheese was the one thing I was worried about letting go. However, I’ve been doing really well and haven’t even wanted to try the “vegan” cheeses until I learned about Miyoko’s book. I ordered the book and am looking forward to trying some recipes for Thanksgiving this week…but I would LOVE to win the cheeses made by the creator herself! Happy Thanksgiving 🙂
I heard Miyoko tell her story and tried her cheeses at Seattle VegFest a couple years ago. I also bought her cookbook. She’s a great speaker and her cheeses are way different from other vegan cheeses. Delicious! I love truffles and would love to try the truffled cheese.
I LOVE THE NATURAL WHOLE GOODNESS OF THIS PRODUCT, YUMMIE!!! WHAT A WONDERFUL GIFT AND OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE THESE!!! BLESSINGS
I’m dying to try all in the harvest collection. They looks amazing and give me something to look forward to in this season full of holiday flavors, plus the fun of sharing these amazing cheeses with non-vegan friends. 🙂 I’m especially keen to taste the Alpine hard cheese. What a treat!
Kat, if you order, let me know when your Harvest Collection arrives!
Wowza! I can’t wait to try all of these amazing looking artisan cheeses!!! I’ve been a proud & happy vegan for almost 16 years & veg cuisine has surely come a long way! Especially cheese!! Miyoko’s looks so scrumptious!!! I’ve heard such rave reviews, I’m sure I will enjoy!!! Thank you for creating such wonderful plant-based products! I’m looking forward to trying all varieties & serving them from my handmade UpCycled glass bottle ware!
Jocelyn – love your enthusiasm – and you must post a link to your glass bottle ware, it sounds intriguing!
Lani, what a wonderful give-away. You have the BEST friends ever!
Miyoko sounds so talented and dedicated. I am pleased that she started offering ready-made cheeses because I don’t want to invest the time to make my own just now. The rustic Sierra hard cheese is calling to me.
I’m going to use the coupon to order the Traditional collection to impress all my dairy-fond relatives over the holidays. I won’t even tell them this is a vegan cheese ’cause I’m sure it will taste so good to them. Ok, maybe I will have to break down and make a soft cheese like the chive. It would be great to have this in my repertoire to bring to parties. Thanks, Lani, for fulfilling our wishes and for so much inspiration! Happy thanksgiving!!
Karen, thanks for adding such a spirited response as we close in on the final hours of this contest. Remember the coupon expires tonight – glad you got in on time! You will NOT be disappointed with the Rustic Sierra.
Happy Plantsgiving to you, too!
I am really looking forward to trying the sundried tomato garlic!
That fig leaf wrapped cheese looks yummy. Reminds me of all th delicious figs our tree produced this fall.
Sun dried tomato and smoked paprika cheddar log sound the tastiest. My mom would love some vegan cheese for the holidays!
I would definitely choose to cut into High Sierra Rustic Alpine first. However; none of the others in the Harvest Collection would last very long either in my house especially with great a wine, cool ocean breeze nights, and a warm fire <3
I would like the double creme chive or the fig leaf to try. I would love to share with one of my best friends who is totally vegan.
Passing on most cheeses wasn’t that difficult for me. I did miss mozzarella on pizza until I realized that the cheese would mask the taste of the delicious toppings I add.
That being said, I think the cheeses look great. I particularly would love to try the French Style Winter Truffle which I think would pair wonderfully with a rich Cabernet.
Ooh, I would so like to find a box of artisan cheese at my doorstep, bring it into the house, and have my omnivorous husband drool when I took that first bite of truffle cheese…payback for all the times he tried to tempt with with “just a little bite.”