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12 Makers of Christmas - Nutcrafter Creamery

Gather round the festive table, folks, as we serve up a Christmas cheeseboard the likes you haven’t seen before. Nutcrafter Creamery’s vegan nut cheese is cut from a very different cheesecloth, and their mounds of free-from delight will give your yuletide feasting a whole new wonderment this year.

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And now, for something a little different…

Aimee and Francesco, the boffins behind Nutcrafter Creamery, have experienced their fair share of underwhelming vegan food over the years – in particular, vegan cheese. They felt there was a way to craft something akin to cheese without involving the dairy so, taking matters into their own very capable hands, they set about exploring what might be possible in the world of dairy cheese alternatives. They even hit the books to brush up on the science of it all. Lo and behold, after a fair bit of “trial and error”, as Aimee puts it, they had the likes of their Chive Chèvre Style Cashew Cheese and Aged Roasted Garlic Cashew Cheese ready to be enjoyed. Thoroughly.

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Hearing the two of them talking about their nut cheeses is to witness two people that really love eating and making good food. Very good food, in fact. Nothing leaves their picturesque space looking out on the river Clyde in Scotland, that isn’t a dream of a mouthful. Aimee and Francesco are perfectionists, and lovers of very good food, remember. “You feel nourished, as food should be” beams Francesco, when we ask him what sets their free-from fromage apart from the rest of the pack. We think it’s completely in a class of its own (repeated taste-testing has confirmed this).

In the lead up to the Christmas period the place will be bustling with even more activity than usual. There’s one last thing we want settled before we part ways with Aimee and Francesco. How would they eat their nut cheese, to really get the most of it? “I would eat it just straight, as is” says Aimee. With “lots of wine” Francesco chimes in, being the true Italian that he is. Say no more.

Delightful merriment awaits.

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