3 standout vegan dairy products at Expo West 2019

The vegan cheeses and yogurts at Expo West 2019 that impressed us most.

A thick, creamy yogurt alternative resembling everyone's Greek favorite? A cashew-based cultured brie that would garner more praise at a cheese party than the real stuff? New Hope Network senior editor Jenna Blumenfeld and content director Jessie Shafer were blown away by the quality of plant-based dairy alternatives that exhibited at Expo West. In this video we cover:

  • what makes Culina stand out on store shelves,

  • how Wildbrine coaxes impressive flavor out of cashew buttermilk and

  • why Le Grand is primed to become the next big plant-based creamery.

Click "play" to learn more!

About the Author(s)

Jenna Blumenfeld


Jenna Blumenfeld lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she reports on the natural products industry, sustainable agriculture, and all things plant based. 

Jessie Shafer, RD

Director of Influence & Health Education, New Hope Network

Jessie Shafer, RD, is New Hope Network's director of influence and health education. In this role, Jessie curates opportunities and appropriate partnerships for New Hope's health and wellness influencer audience, as well as health practitioner and nutrition expert audience. Jessie is a Northwestern University graduate, registered dietitian, and long-time health journalist, having worked for more than 17 years at four major publishing houses on consumer-facing health brands, including Meredith Corporation and August Home Publishing and holding the role of editor-in-chief of Delicious Living for four years. Jessie and her husband relocated from Iowa to Colorado in 2015 where they enjoy riding their bike, hiking in the mountains and being mom to a cute and curious toddler. 

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