Exciting news for our UK pizzanistas! I just got word from Bute Island - you know, the people behind Sheese - that they’ve started making a special line of vegan cheeses for the British grocer Tesco. (According to Wiki, Tesco has stores in 14 countries, but so far the new items are only available in the UK.) Called “Free From,” the cheeses are free from dairy, gluten, wheat, and - yay! - palm oil! Keep on reading for the deets.
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From: Bute Island Foods
Date: Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 6:19 AM
Subject: 100% dairy-free cheese in Tesco
Greetings from Bute Island Foods :-) !
You previously contacted us to enquire about our 100% dairy-free, Vegan cheese alternatives: Sheese & Creamy Sheese, and we thought you might be interested to hear some exciting news….
We are delighted to now be manufacturing a range of cheese alternatives for Tesco as part of their newly extended Free From products.
Look out for the new Soya Mild & Soya Medium cheese that really melts, and 4 types of Creamy cheese spreads including the new Sweet Chilli style.
These products are also free from palm oil (made using Coconut Oil) & only contain Natural Flavours.
All the products in the Free From range are Dairy, Gluten & Wheat free and of course, all of the cheese alternatives are 100% Vegan.
The initial launch was on 20th Feb in 180 Tesco stores nationwide (please see the attached list for details) and we understand that there will be a 3 for 2 promotion this week across the range.
We are really pleased that Tesco have recognised the need for alternative, allergy free products and we hope you will enjoy eating them!
Please let us what you think and tell all your friends :-).
Best wishes from all the Bute Island Foods team,
Bute Island Foods Ltd
Registered in Scotland No: SC237960.
Registered Office: 15-17 Columshill Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 0DN.
Tel: 01700 505357 Fax: 01700 505394
They also forwarded me a list of stores carrying the new cheeses, which I’ve oh-so-helpfully uploaded for y’all here. (It’s an excel file, fyi.)
Those who don’t live near a Tesco store can still buy Sheese online. Go here to see a list of retailers that carry it.