Nuts For Cheese™, renowned for its exquisite dairy-free artisanal cheeses crafted from organic cashews, proudly declares its attainment of the esteemed BRC (British Retail Consortium) Certification, accompanied by an impressive A-grade rating. This recognition underscores the company’s unwavering dedication to quality, safety, and excellence, all meticulously upheld within its expansive 25,000-square-foot cheese production facility situated in London, Ontario.
The BRC Global Food Safety Certification is a globally acclaimed benchmark in quality and food safety assurance, endorsed by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). This distinguished certification is bestowed exclusively upon enterprises that wholeheartedly embrace a comprehensive culture of food safety and a holistic approach throughout their organizational framework.
Margaret Coons, the Founder & CEO of Nuts For Cheese™, expressed her commitment to quality, stating, “Quality has always been our foremost priority. From the selection of wholesome ingredients to the crafting of in-house cultures and sauces, our mission has remained constant: to create delectable cashew-based cheeses for aficionados worldwide. Food safety holds a pivotal role within our commitment to excellence, and this achievement validates our ceaseless endeavors to uphold the loftiest standards. The ultimate testament to our success is the joy evident on the faces of consumers after they savor our cheeses. People are discovering that with Nuts For Cheese™, they can finally relish a dairy-free cheese experience that marries superb taste with clean, pure ingredients. This has been a driving force behind our remarkable growth, solidifying our position as the leading brand propelling the expansion of this category.”
Nuts For Cheese™ has secured $8 million in capital thus far, with Forage Capital leading the way, accompanied by investments from notable individuals like Mike Fata, Dror Balshine, and Hugh Bowman. Notably, $1 million has been channeled directly into the enhancement of their cheese production facility. To secure this prestigious certification, Nuts For Cheese™ successfully navigated a comprehensive third-party audit that scrutinized every facet of its operations, including the installation of a state-of-the-art production line dedicated to its latest offering: cashew-based Cream Cheese Style Spreads.
The newly introduced Nuts For Cheese™ Cream Cheese Style Spreads are characterized by their velvety, creamy texture and an invigorating, tangy flavor profile. These dairy-free delights are meticulously crafted using simple, wholesome ingredients like organic cashews, fresh herbs, and zesty lemon juice, and are devoid of any starches, gums, or fillers. The product line includes three mouthwatering flavors: Original, Garlic & Herb, and Lemon Dill. Nuts For Cheese™ Cream Cheese Style Spreads are now available in select natural independent retailers across Canada, and they are set to make their debut in Fortinos, Metro, Longos, and a choice assortment of Sobeys outlets in September.
Embracing North America with its distinctive cheese wedge packaging and an array of beloved flavors for cheese enthusiasts, Nuts For Cheese™ is stocked in over 5,000 retail locations and stands as a pivotal player in the growth of the plant-based cheese sector. Garnering the position of the third-largest brand in the U.S. market and commanding a formidable 15%+ share of the market, Nuts For Cheese™ has significantly outpaced its competitors in driving category expansion, contributing more than three times the growth generated by the nearest competitor over the past 52 weeks. Founded in 2015, Nuts For Cheese™ embarked on its journey under the guidance of a visionary chef, fervently dedicated to propagating positive and sustainable change through food. Initially conceived within the confines of a vegan kitchen, Nuts For Cheese™ swiftly established its own production facility, ensuring the preservation of recipe integrity and chef-caliber quality. Regarded as a trailblazer in the realm of plant-based cheeses, the comprehensive range of 100% dairy-free, fermented cashew-based cheeses, butters, and the innovative cream cheese style spreads are meticulously crafted with in-house cultures, within a certified BRC and organic facility, and without the use of any starches, gums, fillers, or artificial flavors. Nuts For Cheese™ is also a proud Rainbow Registered business, reflecting its commitment to inclusivity and diversity.