Plant-based and dairy-free foods are on the rise, and one company at the forefront of this trend is Treeline Cheese. Further building out its presence, the company recently launched its new line of cream cheeses. These tangy cream cheeses are made from cultured cashew nuts and other natural ingredients and are available in three flavors: Plain, Chive & Onion, and Strawberry.
"As more consumers look to reduce their dairy intake, the introduction of delicious and creamy plant-based cheeses that match the rich flavors and consistency of dairy cheese is driving category growth. Treeline appeals to a broad spectrum of consumers from flexitarians to vegans," says CEO Justin Lambeth.
The Plain cream cheese has a rich, creamy texture, with just five ingredients, and is perfect for a 'schmear' on a bagel. A hint of sweetness and real strawberries make the Strawberry cream cheese the perfect sweet spread. Fresh chives and onions bring a savory, yet balanced, taste to this classic variation. As noted in a press release, an added benefit of Treeline's new cream cheeses is their low levels of saturated fat compared to dairy cream cheese and many other plant-based cream cheeses.
With an array of cheeses, Treeline has reinvented non-dairy cheese with an artisanal process, drawing on traditional dairy cheese-making methods. Treeline ferments, or cultures, creamy cashew nuts with a healthy probiotic, known as L. Acidophilus. This produces a creamy consistency, smooth texture, and the rich, natural flavors normally associated with fine dairy cheeses.
In addition to the new cream cheeses, Treeline makes four flavors of soft French-Style cheese: Herb Garlic, Scallion, Sea Salt & Pepper and Chipotle-Serrano, as well as two varieties of aged cheese wheels: Classic and Cracked Pepper Aged Cheese.
All Treeline Cheeses are completely natural, without artificial ingredients, stabilizers, and thickeners. All Treeline products are vegan, certified non-GMO, gluten-free, and Kosher Parve. Treeline’s products are available online and nationwide in over 3,000 stores, including local health food stores, co-ops, and 'chain' stores such as Whole Foods, Sprouts, Kroger, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, and Wegmans.
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