Morrisons has launched a Christmas vegan cheese range.
After Christmas dinner, before the chocolates are brought out, there’s the cheese and crackers course (if you can fit it in by then). Morrisons has launched a new range of vegan cheese ideal for that course, so if you’re going dairy-free, you don’t have to miss out.
The new gluten-free coconut oil-based range features a Herb & Garlic Roule, Wensleydale With Cranberries, plain Soft Cheese, and Soft Cheese With Garlic & Herbs.
As well as vegan cheese, Morrisons is offering customers a range of Christmas plant-based food, including pigs in blankets. Unlike the traditional version, the blankets are streaky pastry and the pigs are jackfruit and chickpea sausages.
A Vegetable Layered Tart — filled with festive veggies and topped with roasted chestnuts — is also on offer.
“We wanted to take all the classic flavors of Christmas and make the ultimate main dish that vegans, vegetarians, and those that don’t fancy meat can enjoy,” said Amy Phizacklea — product development manager at Morrisons — in a statement. “Customers shouldn’t miss out on delicious dishes because of their dietary choices and with this tart, they don’t have to.”
A Very Vegan Christmas in the UK
Earlier this month, the chain announced the launch of the UK’s first-ever vegan pork pie. It features crumbly pastry and a meaty taste, only it’s made with pea and soy protein instead of pork.
“So many people across the UK are fond of eating a pork pie at Christmas,” said pie buyer for Morrisons Steven Halford in a statement. “Our vegan and vegetarian customers previously couldn’t enjoy a pork pie but with our new meat-free product they can enjoy a great tasting alternative.”
A number of UK supermarkets are offering vegan festive food this year, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, and Marks & Spencer. The latter is also offering pigs in blankets, as well as a plant protein vegan turkey main. The chain’s Christmas food menu is based on feedback from more than 80,000 customers. It aims to take out “some of the most angst-inducing elements of Christmas entertaining.”