Yangyoo first Korean company to showcase vegan cheese alternative

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Yangyoo is showcasing its vegan cheese alternative through its US subsidiary, Armored Fresh. Pic: Yangyoo
Yangyoo is showcasing its vegan cheese alternative through its US subsidiary, Armored Fresh. Pic: Yangyoo

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Korean food tech company Yangyoo is launching Korea’s first vegan cheese alternative at CES 2022 in the Food Technology section.

CES is held this month in Las Vegas.

The 'Food Technology' section of CES 2022, where Yangyoo will exhibit, was established to showcase the industry's growth and innovation and feature leading food tech companies.

Yangyoo will exhibit its vegan cheese alternative that Armored Fresh, its US subsidiary, has developed, and the company said it is expecting to draw attention from the global market.

The company said its Armored Fresh vegan cheese alternative provides flavor and taste comparable to regular cow-milk based cheese by fermenting plant-based protein milk the same way as natural cheese. The Armored Fresh product contains protein, up to 20%, similar to cow milk cheese.

Armored Fresh is available in formats such as sliced, shredded, cube spreadable, camembert, and burrata in eight flavors; plain, strawberry, blueberry, citron, garlic herb, spicy jalapeno including injeolmi, salted caramel, and chocolate.

Yangyoo will start full-fledged sales in the global market to attract investment in the first quarter of 2022, starting with participation in CES 2022. Early next year, it plans to launch products using vegan cheese on its own brands, Young Man dduk, and Spaceman Pizza.

"It is significant to participate at 'CES' as the first Korean food tech company and introduce Armored Fresh vegan cheese,"​ said Andrew Yu, CEO of Armored Fresh.

"We will continue to serve the global community by innovating and offering products in keeping with our Armored Fresh mission to guard and protect people's health and well-being, by guarding and protecting our environment and our animals."

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