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Plant-based giant Field Roast is launching five new varieties of vegan cheese in stores across the U.S – including more than 1,000 Walmart outlets.

The brand is expanding its Chao Creamery dairy-free cheese line with Smoked Original Slices, Spicy Original Slices, Creamy Original Block, Creamy Original Shreds, and Mexican Style Blend Shreds – all made from a coconut base.

‘Unlike anything else

According to the company, the new vegan cheeses are different from the sector’s current offering.

In a statement sent to Plant Based News, Dan Curtin, President of Greenleaf Foods (which owns Field Roast), said: “We took the fan-favorite Chao Creamery Creamy Original and expanded it into new flavors and forms that give consumers even more flavor potential in the kitchen.

“These products are unlike anything else that exists in the dairy-free cheese category. It’s a taste that only Chao can deliver.”

The new cheeses will start hitting shelves at more than 1,000 Walmart locations and will be available at Kehe and UNFI in coming weeks, with Meijer, Hannaford, Food Lion, and other U.S. retailers expected to start carrying the items later this year.

The estimated retail price is $5.99, but prices may vary by location.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.