The 2019 List of Vegetarian Cheeses and Brands (Adapted from Joyous Living)

vegetarian cheese list

This is a full list of vegetarian cheese brands. It’s a list that will tell you about cheeses that do not use animal-derived rennet, along with links to brands that make their cheese vegetarian.

You shouldn’t have to worry about your cheddar, mozzarella, or parmesan cheese not being vegetarian. This is especially important if you’re trying to tackle vegetarian keto.

So here is a vegetarian cheese list to hopefully help you out. The list is adapted from a cached version of the Joyous Living Cheese List located at the now defunct link: http://cheese.joyousliving.com/CheeseListType.aspx

Many of the following cheeses can be ordered online from the links, so make sure to check them out!

The availability of vegetarian cheeses online is honestly amazing. A quick Amazon search shows that you can buy 7.5 oz of gourmet vegetarian cheddar online and have it shipped in less than a week. The seller of that cheese, named “igourmet,” always seems to mention if their cheese is suitable for vegetarians, so looking through their vegetarian cheeses is a solid idea.

Related article that we wrote: The Best Vegan Parmesan Brands in 2019 (it’s a taste test!)


The 2019 List of Vegetarian Cheeses and Brands (adapted from Joyous Living)

Looking for a specific brand or cheese type? Use CTRL+F on Windows or CMD+F on Mac to search the list.
If you see a cheese missing that you have knowledge of, let us know in the comments so we can add it!

Cheese Type Brand
AmericanBoars Head, Dutch Farms, Horizon Organic, Happy Farms (ALDI)
Amish ButterGuggisberg Cheese, Migdal, Miller's Cheese
Anejo EnchiladoSpecialty Cheese Company
AsaderoDutch Farms, Specialty Cheese Company
Ascutney MountainSpecialty Cheese Company
AsiagoBelGioioso, Vella Cheese
BlueBoars Head, Murray's, Stella Cheese, Treasure Cave Cheese
BrickGraham Farms Cheese, McCadam, Specialty Cheese Company, Widmer Cheese Cellars
BrieReny Picot
ButterkäseBoars Head
CamembertCaroselle, Murray's, Reny Picot
Cheddar365 (Whole Foods), Amul, Applegate, Bass Lake Cheese Factory, Boars Head, Burnett Dairy, Cabot, Caroselle, Cedar Grove, Clover Sonoma, Crystal Farms, Dutch Farms, Fiscalini, Giant, Fit & Active (ALDI), Go, Grafton Village, Graham Farms, Great Midwest, Guggisberg Cheese, Haolam, Happy Farms (ALDI), Horizon Organic, Joseph Farms, Kerrygold, Kirkland Signature (Costco), Kroger Brand, Kutter's, Land O'Lakes, Landmark Creamery, Lifetime Cheese, Loleta Cheese, Lynn Dairy, Market Pantry (Target), McCadam, Migdal, Miller's Cheese, Mt. Sterling, Murray's, Organic Valley, Petaluma Creamery, Rumiano, Sargento, Stella Cheese, Tillamook Dairy Co-Op, Taco Bell, Vella, Widmer Cheese Cellars, Yancey's Fancy
Cheese CurdsBass Lake Cheese Factory, Loleta Cheese, Yancey's Fancy
ChevreBass Lake Cheese Factory, Cypress Grove, Laura Chenel's, Vermont Creamery
ColbyBass Lake Cheese Factory, Burnett Dairy, Cedar Grove, Crystal Farms, Dutch Farms, Giant, Go, Graham Farms, Great Midwest, Horizon Organic, Joseph Farms, Kutter's, Land O'Lakes, Landmark Creamery, Organic Valley, Rumiano, Sargento, Tillamook Dairy Co-Op, Widmer Cheese Cellars
Colby Jack365 (Whole Foods), Bass Lake Cheese Factory, Boars Head, Cabot, Happy Farms (ALDI), Kirkland Signature (Costco), Kroger Brand, Loleta Cheese, Lynn Dairy, Market Pantry (Target), Petaluma Creamery, Tillamook Dairy Co-Op
Cottage365 (Whole Foods), Friendly Farms (ALDI), Horizon Organic
Cream Cheese365 (Whole Foods), Boars Head, Giant, Happy Farms (ALDI), Horizon Organic, Kraft, Philadelphia
Double GloucesterBoars Head
DublinerKerrygold
EdamCaroselle, Reny Picot
EmmentalAmul, Applegate, Go
Farmer'sCedar Grove, La Vaquita, Lynn Dairy
Feta365 (Whole Foods), Bass Lake Cheese Factory, Caroselle, Hannaford, Karoun, Organic Valley, Saladena, Specially Selected (ALDI), Vermont Creamery, Vigo
FontinaBelGioioso, Boars Head, Clover Sonoma, Loleta Cheese, Reny Picot
Goat365 (Whole Foods), Alta Dena, Bass Lake Cheese Factory, Coach Farm, Laura Chenel's, Mt. Sterling, Saladena, Vermont Creamery
Gouda365 (Whole Foods), Happy Farms (ALDI), Murray's
GorgonzolaBoars Head, Stella Cheese, Treasure Cave Cheese
Havarti365 (Whole Foods), Applegate, Boars Head, Cedar Grove, Clover Sonoma, Finlandia, Giant, Haolam, Happy Farms (ALDI), Loleta Cheese, Migdal, Miller's Cheese, Murray's, New Holland
LonghornClover Sonoma, Giant, Graham Farms, Kutter's
Mexican BlendMarket Pantry (Target)
Montery Jack365 (Whole Foods), Alta Dena, Applegate, Bass Lake Cheese Factory, Boars Head, Burnett Dairy, Cabot, Cedar Grove, Clover Sonoma, Dutch Farms, Giant, Go, Great Midwest, Haolam, Horizon Organic, Joseph Farms, Kirkland Signature (Costco), Kutter's, Land O'Lakes, Landmark Creamery, Lifetime Cheese, Loleta Cheese, Lynn Dairy, McCadam, Migdal, Miller's Cheese, Mt. Sterling, Organic Valley, Pacific Cheese, Petaluma Creamery, Rumiano, Sargento, Tillamook Dairy Co-Op, Vella
Mozzarella365 (Whole Foods), Amul, BelGioioso, Biazzo, Boars Head, Burnett Dairy, Cabot, Cacique, Cappiello Foods, Clover Sonoma, Dutch Farms, edenVale (ALDI), Frigo, Go, Grande Cheese Company, Haolam, Happy Farms (ALDI), Horizon Organic, Joseph Farms, Land O'Lakes, Landmark Creamery, Leprino Foods, Lifetime Cheese, Lynn Dairy, Market Pantry (Target), Migdal, Miller's Cheese, Murray's, Organic Valley, Pacific Cheese, Rumiano, Stella Cheese, Tillamook Dairy Co-Op
MuensterApplegate, Bass Lake Cheese Factory, Boars Head, Cabot, Cedar Grove, Dutch Farms, Finlandia, Giant, Joseph Farms, Kutter's, Land O'Lakes, McCadam, Migdal, Organic Valley, Rumiano, Sargento, Specialty Cheese Company, Tillamook Dairy Co-Op
PaneerAmazon, Gopi, Specialty Cheese Company, Verka
PanelaCacique, Specialty Cheese Company
Parmesan365 (Whole Foods), Caroselle, Dutch Farms, Frigo, Grande Cheese Company, Haolam, Market Pantry (Shredded only) (Target), Priano (ALDI), Kraft Grated Parmesan*, Kroger, Migdal, Miller's Cheese, Organic Valley, Reggano (ALDI), Stella Cheese, Trader Joe's Grated Parmesan, Treasure Cave Cheese
Pepper Jack365 (Whole Foods), Cabot, Cedar Grove, Clover Sonoma, Dutch Farms, Giant, Happy Farms (ALDI), Lynn Dairy, McCadam, Murray's, Organic Valley, Rumiano, Tillamook Dairy Co-Op
Pizza BlendMarket Pantry (Target)
Provolone365 (Whole Foods), Applegate, Burnett Dairy, Dutch Farms, Happy Farms (ALDI), Horizon Organic, Joseph Farms, Land O'Lakes, Leprino Foods, Organic Valley
Queso BlancoBoars Head, Murray's, Specialty Cheese Company
RicottaBelGioioso, Cappiello Foods, Dragone, Frigo, Grande Cheese Company, Market Pantry (Target), Priano (ALDI), Sargento, Stella Cheese
String365 (Whole Foods), Frigo, Galbani, Haolam, Migdal, Miller's Cheese, Organic Valley, Stella Cheese
SwissBrewster Cheese, Cabot, Clover Sonoma, Dutch Farms, Giant, Graham Farms, Haolam, Happy Farms (ALDI), Joseph Farms, Kerrygold, Kraft, Kutter's, Land O'Lakes, Landmark Creamery, Lifetime Cheese, Migdal, Miller's Cheese, Organic Valley, Rumiano, Sargento, Tillamook Dairy Co-Op
Vegan AmericanDaiya, Follow Your Heart, Go Veggie
Vegan CheddarDaiya, Follow Your Heart, Go Veggie, Knowrish Well
Vegan HavartiDaiya
Vegan Mac n CheeseAnnie's, Daiya
Vegan MexicanGo Veggie
Vegan Nacho CheeseBeyond Better (Cashew), Daiya
Vegan MozzarellaDaiya, Follow Your Heart, Go Veggie
Vegan ParmesanGo Veggie, Gopal's, Nooch It, Parma,
Vegan PepperjackDaiya, Follow Your Heart, Go Veggie
Vegan ProvoloneDaiya, Follow Your Heart
Vegan SwissDaiya

Notes:

  • Lucerne (Safeway) brand cheese: the white cheeses are vegetarian, the orange cheeses are not.

  • Not sure if a cheese has rennet? Check out this quick guide.

  • Update 1/11/2019: Added all ALDI brand cheeses based on this list of recipes.

  • Update 1/13/2019: Added all Giant brand and Kraft brand cheeses.

  • *Kraft Grated Parmesan uses microbial rennet, but can occasionally contain lipase, which is animal-derived. Check the label for “lipase” to make sure the cheese is suitable for vegetarians.

  • Update 3/29/2019: Removed Sargento brand from provolone and parmesan based on this source.

  • Update 4/18/2019: Added all Whole Foods (365 brand) cheeses.

  • Update 4/30/2019: Added Costco brand (Kirkland Signature) cheeses. If a type of Costco cheese is missing let us know.

  • Update 5/16/2019: Added Market Pantry brand (Target) were added, but not all cheeses disclosed if they used microbial rennet. Only those listed here said so explicitly.

  • Update 6/19/2019: Added Kroger and Trader Joe’s grated parmesan to the list.