8 Best Substitutes for Gouda Cheese

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What Is Gouda Cheese?

Gouda cheese is the most popular cheese in Dutch dairy country. Gouda is not much different from Mozzarella. It is also soft and melted when hot. You can use Gouda cheese to make delicious food like pizza and pasta. However, this cheese tastes saltier than Mozzarella. The fat content is also higher, so the price is usually higher, but it is delicious and softer. Substitute-for-Gouda-Cheese-1024x682

Whether putting it on a pizza or a sandwich or eating it with a baguette or for special events, there is always a suitable type of cheese. Vegetable cheeses are available in a wide variety of flavors depending on their composition. And that is like the equivalent of animal origin, such as fontina, parmesan, Camembert, cheddar, gruyere, gouda, mozzarella, parmesan, and grated cheese. So, like other cheeses on the market, Gouda cheese is not vegan.

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List of the Best Substitute for Gouda Cheese

Vegetable Stracchino


The delicate taste, creaminess, and natural ingredients make this product an ideal ingredient for light recipes and to enrich pasta, meatballs, sandwiches, and a classic piadina. This ingredient does not contain preservatives or dyes.



One of the best vegetable alternatives to Gouda cheese is the line of products called Mozzarella. It follows the background of sprouted brown rice from two Italian artisan and organic companies.

The flavor is reminiscent of mozzarella. Here, we can use it in the same way for a Caprese salad, pizza, lasagna, stuffed pasta, and many other traditional Italian dishes. Many products are available, including the tasty smoked mozzarella. The sliced ​​one comes with basil, and the Blairsville comes with the addition of Nori and Ulva algae.

Tofu Flakes

The soft and tasty tofu flakes with 100% vegetables and low in fat are reminiscent of the most famous cottage cheese. Also, in this case, our favorite product is from an Italian brand, Sojasun.

And besides the flavor, the guarantee of quality and the natural ingredients used are striking as no GMOs, only natural flavors, Italian soy, and a certified supply chain. Our advice is to eat tofu flakes with cherry tomatoes seasoned with salt, oil, and basil. If crumbled, it is also ideal for stuffing pasta and salty quiche.

No-Muh Cheeses


We remember how it was the discovery of this vegetable cheese. The first to arrive in Italy years ago, enjoying immediate success among vegans and generating a huge reputation. The variety of these products is surprising, as well as their flavor, from the parmesan-like to the one with walnuts.

All no-muh cheeses are delicious, both raw and cooked. They can be frozen and do not contain palm oil or soy. These cheeses are naturally gluten-free. In Italy, you can buy them on the Vetusto online store.

No-Muh ​​cheese is often available in supermarkets. Besides plain-flavored ones, there are also melt-type and cheddar-type ones, as well as various types of cheese-flavored ones. There are many types and we can use all as substitutes.

If you want to use it as grated cheese, you can easily make it into powder by heating it in a microwave oven. Drying and then crushing it into small pieces by hand.

Spreadable Cheese

Another interesting alternative to cow vegan cheese is Creamy Cheese. It is easily available abroad, but also available in local bio shops. They are practical and rich in flavor. This ingredient is ideal for toast, wraps, bruschetta, and other preparations. They are also free of gluten, lactose, and palm oil. There are six flavors currently available, including natural, cheddar flavor, with olives, with chili, with herbs and garlic, and onion and pepper.

Vegetable Ricotta

Our latest novelty is vegetable ricotta. It has soy with calcium and vitamin D2. The flavor is reminiscent of ricotta and can be consumed as an accompaniment to vegetables and side dishes.

You can use them in first and second courses, such as pasta and meatballs but also sauces and mousses and as a substitute for Gouda cheeses. For this type of product, we recommend 100% vegetable ricotta from Valeria.

Baby Cheese

Baby cheese, which is sold as a square solid, can also be a substitute for Gouda cheese. Unlike sliced cheese, it is also cheese made to eat like snacks. Therefore, not only plain-flavored foods but also salami-flavored foods and pepper-flavored foods, there is a wide variety of flavors.

One reason that baby cheese is trusted by many famous people and widely introduced is because of its safety in ingredients, ingredients, and place of manufacture. Because baby cheese is produced and guaranteed to be safe by Japanese process, the two lines Baby Cheese also occupy the leading market share in Japan.

Pizza Cheese

Pizza cheese is a familiar item as a melting cheese. It is a standard item mainly when making pizza, toast, and gratin. There are various types of cheese included. And some use pizza cheese instead of Gouda cheese or cheddar cheese.

Recently, various types of cheese dressings are on sale. And some of them allow you to enjoy the rich taste of various cheeses. It is the item that can be a substitute because we can bake it not only for salads but also for gratin, pizza, and pasta.


“I can’t give up on cheese!” It is one thing that we hear most often from those who would like to embrace a vegan lifestyle. And there is a reason you cannot easily give up milk-based cheeses. It is because they contain casein, a substance with a similar effect to morphine. That’s right, you cannot give it up because it is addictive to you. But we are digressing.

The good news is that it does not force you to abandon the taste of Parmesan cheese or other specialties, you can switch to vegetable alternatives and even artisanal ones.

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.