There are several vegan cheese brands available in the market today. However, some of them, if not most, are not easy to melt. To address this challenge, South Korean food tech company Armored Fresh has developed Almond Milk American Slices, a plant-based cheese with perfect melting capabilities.
What is Almond Milk American Slices?
Almond Milk American Slices by Armored Fresh is a delicious vegan cheese with a soft and chewy texture and high-quality fragrant flavor. Using the company’s proprietary world-changing technology and plant-based ingredients, Almond Milk American Slices replicates animal proteins found in dairy, resulting in a finished product that duplicates the aroma, texture, and flavor of their dairy counterparts.
Made using a cutting-edge technique that copies the process of creating dairy cheese, substituting almond milk and plant-based lactic acid, Almond Milk American Slices boasts amazing melting capabilities that challenge other vegan cheese brands out there.
As previously mentioned, vegan cheese’s melting properties, a.k.a. the degree to which vegan cheese melts when heat is applied, has long been considered an enigma in the vegan cheese market. So to ensure that Almond Milk American Slices won’t have the unnatural texture that some of its rival brands possess, Armored Fresh conducted their own in-depth research on the melting properties of vegan cheeses.
And to infuse nutrients into the Almond Milk American Slices, Armored Fresh added “Key-mix” to the product’s ingredients, creating a healthy, plant-based cheese that is also zero cholesterol, zero GMO, and zero gluten.
“We are very excited to introduce our Almond Milk American Slices to the U.S. market. At Armored Fresh, we believe we can make a great impact through plant-based food that is delicious,” said Rudy Yoo, Armored Fresh Founder & CEO, in a press release announcing the consumer launch of the new vegan cheese product. “Through extensive development and testing, we created zero-dairy cheese slices that is also zero-sacrifice. We’re confident people will love the taste.”
Where to buy Almond Milk American Slices
First showcased at the Food Tech section of CES 2023 in January 2023, Almond Milk American Slices is now available for purchase in more than 100 regional supermarkets across New York City including Key Foods, Met Fresh, C Town, and City Acres, as well as in associated stores throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. To announce the launch of its latest vegan cheese product, Armored Fresh unveiled its latest billboard on 49th Street and Broadway on February 2nd.
The company also announced in its most recent press release that it plans to expand the retail reach of Almond Milk American Slices by making it available on www.ArmoredFresh.com and Amazon starting March 2023.
Other Armored Fresh vegan cheese products
The arrival of Almond Milk American Slices in retail stores in the country comes four months after Armored Fresh made its U.S. debut in October 2022 with the Almond Milk Cube, vegan cheese cubes that come in three varieties: plain, cheddar flavor, and blueberry flavor.
Currently being sold at more than 200 stores in New York, Armored Fresh’s Almond Milk Cube has been receiving a sensational response from consumers, as the product successfully overturned the preconceived notion that “vegan cheese is hard and breaks apart.” All varieties of Almond Milk Cube will also be available on www.ArmoredFresh.com and Amazon starting March 2023.
Based on the company’s website, Armored Fresh’s product lineup also includes Almond Milk Mozzarella Shreds and Almond Milk Spread. It seems, however, that both offerings are not available in the U.S. yet.
The company has yet to announce whether it has plans to develop other kinds of vegan cheese, like vegan cream cheese and vegan parmesan cheese.
Is vegan cheese meltable?
Yes. Vegan cheese is meltable, but not all. Just like non-vegan cheese, some types of dairy-free cheese are not created to melt, and while some types are meant for melting, not all brands of vegan cheese melt well. If you plan on melting your vegan cheese, do it on low heat and keep an eye on them, as vegan cheeses melt at different temperatures depending on their thicknesses, ingredients, and other factors. But once you learn how your preferred vegan cheese melt, you can make the best possible vegan cheese recipes, like vegan pizza, vegan mac n cheese, vegan grilled cheese, and the like.
Is vegan cheese better melted?
Vegan cheese is not necessarily better when melted, as it all depends on what kind of vegan cheese meals you are preparing. If you’re making a pizza or mac n cheese, then vegan cheese, just like its dairy counterpart, is better when melted.
Why does my vegan cheese not melt?
The main reason why some types of vegan cheese do not melt or take time to melt is their lack of casein. Casein is a protein found in dairy milk that gives milk its white color. It’s also the component that causes regular non-vegan cheese to melt easily.
Does Daiya vegan cheese melt?
Yes. Vegan cheeses made by Daiya Foods Inc. do melt. In fact, VeganFoundry.com included Daiya Mozzarella Style Stretches in its list of top five vegan cheese brands that melt like real cheese. According to the Canadian food tech company, Daiya Mozzarella Style Stretches “melt, ooze, bubble, and stretch just like genuine mozzarella cheese.” They are also free from gluten, soy, peanuts, and tree nuts.
The other four other vegan cheese brands that made it to the website’s ranking are Applewood Smokey Cheese, Violife Epic Mature Cheddar Cheese, Follow Your Heart Smoked Gouda, and Violife Just Like Mature Cheddar Slices.