News

Vegan Cheese Brand Launches Fundraising Campaign

Artisanal Cheese Maker Punk Rawk Labs launches crowdfunding campaign to stay competitive within explosive vegan cheese industry.

Minneapolis-based vegan cheese company PunkRawkLabs (PRL) has launched a campaign on crowdfunding site GoFundMe in an effort to compete with “well-financed national brands in the growing field of dairy-free cheeses.” In 2010, PRL launched its then-innovative fermented vegan cheese line—made only with cashews, water, probiotics, and salt—and experienced rapid growth. Five years later, the vegan artisanal cheese market has expanded so greatly that PRL is seeking $50,000 in funding to stay competitive. The company plans to use the money to increase its reach, get non-GMO and organic certification, launch new products, keep prices competitive, and gain logistical support in new regions. This campaign is evidence that the vegan cheese industry—which includes national, nut-based artisan brands such as Miyoko's Creamery, Kite Hill, and Dr-Cow—is experiencing significant growth

More News

Pro Skater Launches Vegan Converse Line

Kenny Anderson becomes the vegan voice within the Converse brand after the launch of new animal-free skating shoes.
Read More »

Hormel CEO Shifts Focus to Non-Meat Brands

James Snee says the brand behind SPAM plans to evolve in the plant-based direction.
Read More »

Former Dairy Brand Debuts Vegan Aquafaba Egg Replacer

New York-based Elmhurst launches new vegan products such as a packaged, easy-to-use egg replacer made from bean brine.
Read More »

Vegan Yoga Guru Stars in New Reality Series

Koya Webb will teach principles of nonviolence through veganism during the six-week docu-drama Yoga Girls.
Read More »

James Cameron Invests in Vegan Protein Facility

The famed filmmaker is helping the shift toward plant-based protein by funding the world's largest organic pea protein-processing facility.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »