Artisanal raw vegan cheese
Perfect for wine and cheese parties, you will impress and delight vegans, omnivores, cholesterol-concious and dairy-intolerant folks alike! Creamy, flavourful, beautiful to look at, and full of enzymes, live probiotics, healthy fats and nutrients.
100% free of cholesterol, dairy, gluten and soy.
Happy Heart is a proudly Canadian (Ottawa) company that started out of a couple's need for authentic, raw, aged, plant-based cheese with environmentally-responsible packaging.
They were disappointed with the only vegan available options in the Canadian market, which were odd, non-raw cheese imitations that used nutritional yeast, miso, vegetable oil and other non-traditional ingredients to try to mimic traditional cheese flavour, texture and appearance. Also, most were laden with wasteful plastic and/or non compostable packaging. They missed Chèvre, Camembert and Bleu the most, and they wished there were 'real' vegan versions of these. They also knew they did not stand alone with this wish!
Earth-friendly packaging from start to finish
We have fully committed and worked very diligently to prioritize maximum environmental respect and responsibility. If it's not Earth-friendly, we don't do it.
All our dairy-free cheeses come packaged in 100% plant-based compostable packaging: from the cheese wrapping paper (made with 100% recycled materials), to its encasing, to the labels used (made with 100% recycled materials), to our boxes (made with 100% recycled materials), to the inks... all can be composted safely. Our boxes come from paperboard that uses 100% clean energy and is 100% carbon neutral to produce.
Our shipping supplies do not fall behind. We only use 100% plant-based, recycled, recyclable and compostable insulated packages and shipping boxes. Our ice packs are 100% biodegradable, and our paper-tape is recycled and recyclable.
"I have tried almost every Happy Heart product and I can say sincerely say that each and every one of them is absolutely delicious and so similar to their dairy counterparts"
"These cheeses are unbelievable. I am not vegan, yet I now personally prefer these dairy-free cheeses over traditional dairy cheese, as to me these taste even better."
"I really liked these vegan cheeses! I personally also love dairy cheese but to me Happy Heart vegan cheese tastes and looks like traditional dairy cheese. I also really like the asthetics and that they are handcrafted."
"I absolutely love Happy Heart Cheese. Honestly, had nobody told me it was vegan, I would have never guessed. I really enjoy how they have so many different kinds- they are ideal for fancy cheese plates. I was surprised to see how filling and satisfying they were."
"At first, I couldn’t believe the cheeses I was looking at were actually vegan products. Compared to traditional aged dairy cheese they looked so much alike. The real surprise to me, however, was when I tasted them!! The flavour is astonishingly similar to dairy cheese!! I will definitively buy and savour these cheeses again."
"The smooth and refined texture amplify the carefully balanced flavours in the Happy Heart collection. The hickory smoke is masterfully infused in their Petit Fumé, the Shèvre aux Herbes is a delight, the Petit Bleu is divine, and the Petit Épicé is gorgeous, exotic, and delicious. The Petit Cam is a full and strong compliment to its dairy inspiration."
" I am neither vegan nor vegetarian and despite having been quite skeptical about vegan food in the past, I must admit that trying Happy Heart’s Petit Cam was a very satisfying experience. I was first of all impressed by the quality of the product, the result of rigorous and careful preparation. Secondly by the aesthetics of it, which mirror those of its traditional dairy counterpart. Lastly, and most importantly, its very tasty flavour. I would strongly recommend this to anyone looking for a genuine alternative to aged dairy cheese."