Darë Vegan Cheese was brought to conception in the thick of the Asheville food scene by owner and chef, Gwendolyn Dare Hageman. Spending years in restaurants that catered to the original American diet, she found her true passion in creating food with "limitations" and developed a deep desire to provide better, more creative alternatives.
While teaching students at Warren Wilson College the art of vegan cuisine, she tested her prototypes on the large, passionate vegan community . She knew cheese was one of the main inhibitors towards a plant-based lifestyle. Because, honestly, most of the stuff on the market is just OK. She used her passion for fermentation and food science to find a healthy, all-natural, plant-powered solution. We are the alternative you want to choose.
Using the same traditional cheesemaking techniques, sans dairy, Darë Vegan Cheese creates an artisan, aged, alternative- unique to Asheville.
Our culturing process creates gut healthy probiotics that both flavor our cheeses, and give back to your body.
We strongly believe you can't create an alternative and call it "cheese" without following the age-old technique of CHEESEMAKING. We have created an amazing product through our passion to provide better.