💯 Why Do One Better
By switching over to a plant based alternative, you are opting in for better ingredients (say bye to high sodium, calories, fat, and bad cholesterol) and supporting animal welfare (no need to worry about rennet aka baby cow stomach) in your cheese.
We don't have a piece on the true cost of cheese yet, where we will go further into the environmental and human issues and discuss about the future direction of cheese. We also know this varies drastically between different types of cheeses.
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For now, take a look at the ingredients below to learn more about why they could prove harmful to you and we'll keep it very high level. Check out other potential brands that we recommend for a more sustainable, ethical and more affordable option!
But we do have a piece on the true cost of milk, which is a crucial ingredient to making cheese 😋. Read our piece below or check out our page on milk for more info and alternatives!
In case you missed it, we have some exciting news! We launched our first product, doonebetter.today, a one stop shop for finding ethical and sustainable alternatives to common goods. There are still a lot of goods to add, but we'll continue updating the website frequently, so check back for updates.
🗒️ Ingredients to Watch Out For
We recommend you look into more depth about these ingredients and how they could affect your body. Generally, these descriptions should apply to most people. Sourced from Eat This, Not That and Bon Appetit.
- Calcium Sulfate in Anti-Caking Blend: Found in shredded cheese in order to keep the cheese from sticking together. Made from a combination of potato starch, cornstarch, calcium sulfate, and natamycin (which prevents your cheese from going moldy quickly). It's used to make ground cement and making tiles.
- Extra, Non Cheese Ingredients: In processed and sliced cheeses, only half of the ingredients are actually cheese. The extras (salt, food dyes, preservatives, extra dairy, emulsifiers, or other artificial ingredients) make cheese have longer shelf lives and cheaper to produce.
- Gelatin: A protein made from the skin and bones of pigs or cows.
- Rennet (not the same as microbial rennet): An enzyme derived from a cows' 4th stomach.
Check out some of these brands for a more sustainable, ethical and affordable option. We know that some prices are higher than average (around $3.27), so we are always on the hunt for more affordable alternatives.
We recommended these brands because they are vegan, use high quality ingredients, and affordable.
Don't see a brand you believe we should recommend, let us know here!
Note: We are not sponsored for any of these links today.