An unwritten cheese law states: “Cheese makes you happy!” Nothing against that – As long as its vegan! After all, animal cheese often means anything but happiness – at least as far as the cow, calf and our planet are concerned. However, with the Veganz Gourmet Piece it’s different. Because, as you can see from the Sustainability Score, the Veganz alternative to block of cheese scores three stars in all four categories. We’d be happy to explain why this is so:
With a CO2 footprint of 473 g per package (200 g) the Veganz Gourmet Piece shows what climate protection can look like. By contrast, its “animal” counterpart has an emissions value of 1,942 g CO2 for the same grammage – that’s four times as much! Why is that? Because CO2 is “produced via detours”, which means, before cheese and curd etc. are even made, the cows must first be properly fed and like this, their food doesn’t migrate directly to us humans but is processed into animal feed – and that’s a real CO2 machine! In addition, cows produce endogenous greenhouse gases on a continuous basis, which unfortunately damage the climate.
Water usage? Veganz got this! You won’t find any ingredients in their lactose free cheese that consume a lot of water in their cultivation or production. Thus, the Veganz Gourmet Piece contributes to the reduction of the global water footprint in a sustainable way.
Traditional Gouda is made from cow’s milk. That doesn’t mean anything very nice for the cows: the separation from their calves (for whom the milk is actually meant) and life inside dwelling unfit for them. Yet, with the Veganz Gourmet Piece, they literally leave the cow alone, using very few vegan ingredients with water and coconut oil as a basis.
Neither soy nor palm oil, or any other ingredients that could harm the rainforest, find their way into our vegan cheese recipe. This way, Veganz ensure optimal protection against deforestation and therefore support the preservation of green forest areas.