Treeline Treenut Cheeses, Kingston, N.Y., is said to be the first artisanal non-dairy cheese to be widely distributed through traditional supermarket channels.

“Artisanal treenut cheeses just went mainstream,” says Michael Schwarz, founder and CEO. “That speaks volumes for the desirability of our products in particular and where the plant-based market is heading in general.” 

The dairy-free treenut cheeses are made from cashew nuts, fermented using a process similar to that used in some dairy cheese production, are probiotic and free from all artificial ingredients, preservatives, gums, thickeners and stabilizers.

Treeline products can be found in a large number of natural channel stores like Whole Foods Markets, Natural Grocers, MoM’s Organic Markets and several smaller health food stores and coops, as well as the Kroger family of stores, including Ralph’s (West Coast), Fred Meyer (Northwest), Dillon’s (Central U.S.), King Soopers (Midwest), Quality Food Centers (Northwest), Fry’s (Southwest) and Smith’s and Jay-C (Midwest).