Charcuterie boards and cheesy indulgences have certainly found their way into more consumer homes this past year as at-home entertainment evolved. Another trend that has seen a huge wave of interest is the plant-based sector. So, why not combine the two? Treeline, the mission-driven cheese brand, is crafting delicious, plant-based cheeses that are not made from animal products and are kind to the environment. As this brand prepares to launch new products into the market, I got in touch with Justin Lambeth, CEO, to find out what makes this product so enticing to today’s shoppers.
“We are planning on launching our cashew-based Slices and Shreds in five delicious flavors as well as a smaller 4 oz size of our best selling French-style cheeses,” Justin says. “With the smaller 4 oz French Style cheese, we are using this as an opportunity to put more plant-based options in the deli section of the grocery store.”
Based in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley, Treeline makes its plant-based cheeses with sustainably farmed and ethically sourced cashews from Brazil. The cashews are then ground into a cream and fermented to produce deep and complex flavors.
“Treeline draws on traditional dairy cheesemaking methods for their process, which starts by fermenting, or culturing, sustainably farmed and ethically sourced cashews nuts. This results in dairy-free cheese with a creamy consistency, a smooth texture, and a rich flavor normally associated with dairy cheeses,” Justin explains to me. “Treeline cheeses are made with minimal ingredients and no artificial preservatives, resulting in delicious, healthful products that are lower in saturated fat than most other plant-based cheeses.”
First introduced in 2020, Treeline debuted Cashew Cream Cheeses in Plain, Chive & Onion, and Strawberry. Due to popular demand from its consumers, Treeline has launched its French-style cheeses in more than 220 Target stores across 22 states.
The cheeses are the perfect choice for health-conscious shoppers looking to expand their palates, cheese boards, dip selections, and snack pairings. They also have great cooking applications and can melt well into creamy sauces or used as toppings for soups and salads.
Available through distributors such as UNFI, KeHE, Albert’s, and DPI, Treeline cheeses come in cases of 6 units at $7.49 MSRP.
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