News


March 13, 2017

New vegan cheese 'flying off the shelves' in P.E.I.


Love cheese, but trying to stick to a plant-based or vegan diet? Newly-minted P.E.I. foodpreneur Julain Molnar's new business Fresh Start Fauxmage is baking up the solution, and so far it's been a recipe for success. 

​Fauxmage is becoming the commonly-used generic term for artisanal cheese made without dairy. Molnar creates several different kinds including chevre, cheddar, gouda and feta, using crushed almonds or cashews and coconut milk, plus a few other ingredients including olive oil, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and garlic. "It's a really great alternative to the highly-processed alternative cheeses that you get at the supermarket these days," said the 50-something entrepreneur, who's stuck to eating a mainly vegetarian or vegan diet most of her life.

So far, Molnar has invested about $3,000 of her own money, she said. She was also part of a program called Food Xcel put on by Food Island Partnership in which almost 40 new P.E.I. foodpreneurs competed for a chance to win $30,000 that helped her develop her product and business model. The program cost only $25 and was worth thousands in workshops from Sobeys, lawyers, accountants and others, she said. Molnar was one of the contest's seven finalists, which was won by Ryan Abdullah of Charlottetown and his garlic paste. She's excited at the prospect of success in this new arena.

Article was written by Sara Fraser. To view the full article visit www.cbc.ca.

News Articles

previous1234next
July 21, 2017
more

April 21, 2017
Prince Edward Island’s Fall Flavours Festival wins International Food and Beverage Award
The World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the world’s leading authority on food and beverage tourism more

April 12, 2017
Why a P.E.I. chef ditched her menu to focus on handpies
A P.E.I. chef has had such success with her portable pies that she has changed her business to focus more

March 21, 2017
Island sheep farmers milking their way into cheese and yogurt market
A couple in North Rustico, P.E.I. is going back to their family roots to create a new line of cheese more

March 13, 2017
New vegan cheese 'flying off the shelves' in P.E.I.
Love cheese, but trying to stick to a plant-based or vegan diet? Newly-minted P.E.I. foodpreneur more

March 8, 2017
New Leaf Essentials East brings new jobs to Slemon Park
The Charlottetown Rural High School graduate has created New Leaf Essentials East. more

SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTERS
Sign up today for industry news, events and more.

News