This week, Walmart added vegan cheese slices made by Nafsika’s Garden to its deli cases across Canada. The coconut oil-based slices are currently available for CAD $4.79 (USD $ 3.59) in three varieties: smoked gouda-style, cheddar-style, and Swiss-style. The company was founded by vegan television personality Nafsika Antypas who is the host and executive producer of Plant-Based by Nafsika—which became the first vegan lifestyle series to air on mainstream programming when it debuted on A&E’s FYI Network in summer 2016. “It is my goal to show people that being vegan can be very affordable and you don’t have to compromise your taste buds or your wallet to enjoy it,” Antypas told VegNews about the Walmart launch. Nafsika’s Garden cheeses are also available at vegan chain Copper Branch—which aims to operate 200 locations worldwide by 2020—where customers can find the brand’s provolone slices, mozzarella shreds, and Greek-style feta in its dishes. Plant-Based by Nafsika is currently producing its third season and will highlight the host’s new cheese line—which Antypas said is coming to United States retailers “very soon.”
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