From melty shreds to artisanal wedges, new-fangled snacking cheeses to next-level mac and cheeses—plant-based cheese has never been as good as it is right now, and we have the 250+ nominees to prove it. Introducing … the first-ever VegNews Cheese Awards, a celebration of how far vegan cheese has come, and all the gooey goodness that’s proving why we’re in the golden age of cheese.

This year’s ballot is full of your everyday dairy-free favorites, plus the best cheesy restaurant dishes in America, the most addicting cheesy snacks, and even the all-vegan delis and cheesemongers making sustainable cheese shops a reality (you may even find a few new favorites!). Polls close May 31 at midnight PT, so vote now and help your favorites take home the gold.

Check out what you can win just by voting …


And by voting in the 2024 VegNews Cheese Awards, you will be automatically be entered to win a $100 gift card to Goldbelly! We have 10 gift cards to give away to voters, which means you can have one of the many gourmet vegan food options shipped straight to your door. From Ethiopian barbecue, Japanese ramen, and Mexican tamales to artisanal ice cream, cheesecake, and doughnuts, Goldbelly has curated some of the best vegan goodies from around the country in its specialty marketplace. And with this VegNews gift card, you can get in on the fun.