Nush launches spreadable cheese alternatives

By Jim Cornall

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The new product is made from an almond base. Pic: Nush
The new product is made from an almond base. Pic: Nush

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UK company Nush has created the UK’s first spreadable cheese alternative made from almonds (RRP £2.75/$3.51 per 150g tub).

The company is currently launching the product nationwide through retailers Sainsbury’s and Asda. 

The UK’s first dairy-free cheese alternative made from almonds, Nush Spreadable Cheese​ is available in two flavors, Natural and Chive.

Each tub is free from gluten, soya, preservatives and additives. The product is made by blending European almonds with filtered water and is fortified with live, vegan probiotic cultures; left to mature overnight, and is then seasoned with sea salt. 

The dairy-free spreads have launched the brand into the £3bn ($3.8bn) cheese category. Soft white cheese is the fourth most popular cheese on the market and is worth £236m ($301m)​in sales alone.

Bethany Eaton, co-founder of Nush, said, “There is growing demand for dairy-free cheese and, through our range, British consumers can enjoy a delicious vegan offering that contains 30% pure almonds. It is ideal for a multitude of culinary occasions, whether filling sandwiches or cooking up new recipes – we even tested out our recipes on our children – who are always the best critics.”

Nush also sources its almonds from Europe; the company said European almonds are kinder to the environment, requiring very little water to grow, unlike the Californian variety.

Nush also use recycled plastic for its recyclable pots, and card wrap instead of plastic.

The range is available now from Whole Foods Market, Planet Organic, Ocado, Sainsbury’s and Asda stores nationwide.

This is the latest addition to the company’s portfolio, which includes a range of almond yogurt alternatives, dairy-free almond yogurt alternative tubes, and cashew yogurt alternatives.


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