Historical past: Whereas serving vegan consolation meals aboard her Baltimore-based meals truck, Janay Jones, 31, typically heard prospects say that they wished they may buy the dairy-free cheese she utilized in her dishes. Jones, who was utilizing a vegan cheese sauce in her recipes, started to experiment with making a agency vegan cheese that might be shredded. In 2018, she moved to Richmond and rebranded Rooted Delights from a meals truck to a vegan cheese firm.
Specialties: Rooted Delights sells a Delicate Cheddah wheel and a Creamy Mozzah wheel. “Nearly all of my household isn’t vegan, however we give them the cheese, and so they completely adore it,” she says.
Manufacturing: Jones blends home made oat milk with candy potatoes, pink peppers and spices. She then provides tapioca flour to make sure the cheese stretches when it melts. The combination goes by way of a number of setting levels to make sure the melting properties and flavors are “excellent,” she says.
Purchase: Discover Rooted Delights’ cheeses at Ellwood Thompson’s, Good Meals Grocery and online.