Virgin Cheese Creator Holds Ditchin’ Dairy Demo At Vegas Vegfest - Food & Beverage Magazine

Virgin Cheese Creator Holds Ditchin’ Dairy Demo At Vegas Vegfest

Jodi Paige’s Demo will be Saturday, Sept. 29 at 11:45 a.m. Just Say Vegan Cheese, Please.

Jodi Paige, the COO (Chief Cheese Officer) of Virgin Cheese, will present her Ditchin’ Dairy Demo for a festival crowd on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 11:45 a.m. at the 2018 Vegas VegFest, on the amphitheater stage at the Clark County Government Center. Paige will demonstrate how to blend thick cashew cream into coffee creamer, yogurt, cream cheese, sour cream and goat style chevre with a few simple ingredients, costing pennies on the dollar. VegFest, which runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and the demo are free.

With more and more consumers demanding healthier, sustainable and compassionate food sources, one Las Vegan woman is rising to the challenge. Artisanal cheese maker, Paige of Virgin Cheese, is at the helm of this movement locally in Las Vegas, producing traditionally cultured, organic, cashew-milk based cheeses worthy of fine dining. Paige will demonstrate how to make creamy, decadent dairy alternatives.

Whether lactose intolerant, paleo or preferring the plant-based lifestyle, folks are finding out the truth about dairy. Research continues to show 70-80 percent of the world population is lactose intolerant. “We are just used to feeling bad!” said Paige. “Now, unfortunately, we are also used to getting sick.” The growing rates of childhood obesity, heart disease, high cholesterol and cancer have people taking more control of their eating habits and leaning towards organic fruits and vegetables. As the plant-based community grows worldwide, people now realize it is easier to give up meat, than cheese.

Virgin Cheese prides itself on being a small batch cheese maker, where they can respond to chef innovations, seasonal influences and the changing marketplace. During recent festivals and conferences, seven out of 10 people will outright say that Virgin Cheese is the best vegan cheese they’ve ever tried. Current top sellers include Bleu, Brie, Feta, Lemon Dill, Pepper Jack, Shallot Truffle, Smoked Gouda and Sriracha Cheddar. This fall, Virgin Cheese introduces the Booze Collection with a decadent Sriracha Cheddar Pub Ale cheese, Port Wine White Cheddar, Whiskey White Cheddar and Amaretto Brie. Virgin Cheese is shipped to boutique grocers on both coasts and in between and has established retail partners in all areas of Las Vegas: The Bronze Café at the Market downtown on Fremont and 7th; Go Vegan Café on South Rainbow; Pure Health Foods near Summerlin; Blinders, Burgers and Brunch on N. Durango; Joe Maxx Coffee in Henderson; and at the upcoming Vegas Fresh Farms on Sunset near McCarran Airport.

 Virgin Cheese Creator Holds Ditchin’ Dairy Demo At Vegas VegFest

Virgin Cheese is also being served at local restaurants including Vegenation, Blinders, Burgers and Brunch, the new Lacuna Fresh, and West Coast dining establishments as well as Orchard Grocer in New York City.

Paige is thrilled to bring decadent, traditionally cultured, organic, artisanal cashew-milk based Virgin Cheese to the global marketplace; visit http://www.virgincheese.com. Worldwide shipping is available via Vegan Essentials, an online vegan grocer.

To your health and epic epicurean adventures, Bon Appetit!

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