Miyoko’s Cheesy Garlic Vegan Butter

Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond is a co-founder of Ashland Creek Press. She is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short story collection Forgetting English.

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Miyoko’s Cheesy Garlic Vegan Butter is absolutely fantastic. We are not one bit surprised (though we are disappointed it’s no longer in the online store — we hope it’ll return soon!).

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This lovely butter comes in a tub, and it is flaked with herbs and has a very buttery consistency — impossible to tell it’s not “real” butter.

IMG_8107We spread it onto slices of crusty French bread, which we then popped into the oven to make garlic bread.

IMG_8112Our bread emerged from the oven with a perfectly melted, buttery, cheesy, garlicky topping — and it was delectable. (We also tried adding the butter to warmed bread, but it is much better when applied liberally to bread, then warmed.)

You can spread it on as thick or as thin as you’d like, but thin works well because this butter is so incredibly flavorful.  The only problem with this lovely new product is that it sells out so fast — get it while you can!

Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Butter

Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond is a co-founder of Ashland Creek Press. She is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short story collection Forgetting English.

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Butter can be another one of those items that’s tough to veganize — as usual, Miyoko Schinner has outdone herself, and this Cultured Vegan Butter from Miyoko’s Creamery is the very best vegan butter we’ve had.

IMG_8110Probably the best thing about this butter is that it contains no palm oil, which is used by many vegan butters out there (if you don’t know why this is a problem, learn more here, and here).

But even better, this butter is absolutely delicious. It’s thick, creamy, and has just the right balance of salty and sweet. We chose to spread it onto warmed bread, where it melted beautifully, and it was perfect.

IMG_8116We imagine it would also be great to cook with, but it’s so amazingly good you could also just eat it with a spoon. Or, on bread, baked potatoes, popcorn….

This is another one of those popular Miyoko’s items that sells out very quickly, so pounce while you can. Even better, this month, Miyoko’s is donating a portion of online sales to the amazing organization Animal Place — so order soon!