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Futura Foods launches vegan cheese, Mozzarisella

Futura Foods, the UK’s leading supplier of Mediterranean-inspired dairy products, has launched Mozzarisella, a vegan cheese, to help operators cater for the growing demand for vegan-friendly dishes.

Veganism has soared in popularity and prevalence in recent years, with the number of vegans in Britain rising by 360% in the ten years between 2006 and 2016 (Ipsos MORI 2016). As such, chefs and caterers are starting to realise they must adapt their menus accordingly in order to be able to cater for the variety of special dietary requirements they may encounter.

With the vegan movement growing in momentum, a product such as Mozzarisella can help chefs create great-tasting dishes and encourage, rather than alienate, vegan diners.

Kenneth Axen, Managing Director of Futura Foods, said, “‘Suitable for Vegans’ is a phrase that we are starting to see more and more of and outlets who fail to offer customers a vegan option undoubtedly stand to lose out in the future.

“Mozzarisella is a fantastic vegan cheese alternative which tastes great and even has the same stringy effect as Mozzarella when melted on pizza. It already features on the menu of a popular Italian high street chain, and as more people start to come across it I am certain it will become a firm favourite with caterers and vegans alike.”

Mozzarisella is made from rice and is suitable for vegans, vegetarians, coeliacs and those with a dairy intolerance. It is available in several formats including an Individually Quick Frozen Grated variety to be used straight from the freezer, for quick and easy use and to limit wastage.

Futura Foods is one of the largest suppliers of continental cheese to the UK and Ireland. The range includes Greek, Cypriot, Italian, Spanish and Northern European cheeses from carefully selected partner dairies across Europe. The company’s flexible distribution network enables it to supply an extensive range to retailers, wholesalers, food manufacturers and food service.