We’ve got a new amazing flavor for all of you to try. Introducing Avellana Pesto Hazelnut Cheese! Made with organic basil, garlic and lemon pepper- the flavors mix together to create a warm and fragrant cheese that will practically transport you to a European pub in the 1800’s. Avellana Hazelnut Pesto Cheese pairs perfectly with a glass of wine, ale, or strong hot tea. Find our new Pesto flavor online at Veganessentials.com and in our Eugene locations (Sundance Natural Foods and Capella Market). Need some Avellana cheese in your area? Let your store know you’d like our product there!
We are so very excited to be able to announce the news that all Avellana products are now available to order through the fine folks at Vegan Essentials, one of the most comprehensive online all vegan shops. Now everyone can get every flavor of Avellana Signature Cheese, Avellana Parmesan and Avellana OG Hazelnut Flour delivered right to their door!
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Smoked Paprika: If you like mild and smoky umami, this cheese is for you. The Paprika peppers are roasted and smoked, then ground into a rich and deep red powder. This smoky spice blends well with our hazelnut cheese, adding another layer of complexity to the already smooth and creamy hazelnut cheese.
Italian Herb: A piquant, earthy spice blend (organic Basil, organic Oregano, and organic Rosemary) is a perfect partner for our savory hazelnut cheese, creating a creamy and satisfying herbed experience.
Berbere: Twelve different spices (Organic Paprika, Sea Salt, Organic Cayenne, Organic Fenugreek, Organic Coriander, Organic Cumin, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Cardamom, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Clove, Organic Ginger, Organic Turmeric) are combined to produce Berbere, a spice blend that has its origins in Ethiopia. This wonderfully bold, spice blend adds a complex and zesty heat to our creamy hazelnut cheese.
Curry: Colorful, fragrant and incredibly rich, this beautiful and creamy cheese invokes the exotic flavors of India. The spice mix contains organic Coriander, organic Turmeric, organic Fenugreek, organic Ginger, organic Mustard Seed, organic Black Pepper and organic Cayenne.
Cinnamon: Few spices evoke as many warm memories as sweet and fragrant cinnamon. The perfect spice for fall and winter, cinnamon pairs perfectly with the smooth creaminess of our hazelnut cheese.
Avellana Hazelnut Parmesan: Handcrafted from organic Oregon hazelnuts, this parmesan alternative has a deliciously addictive nutty, cultured flavor that’s perfect with soups, salads and pasta.
Avellana Organic Hazelnut Flour: Hazelnut flour is low in carbohydrates, high in protein and is a fantastic source of fiber. Sweet with a mildy nutty taste, it’s the perfect addition to pie crusts, cookies, breads and cakes. Simply substitute 1/3 of the called for flour in a recipe with Avellana for delicious and nutritious results.
All of our products are created and packaged in a dedicated gluten free facility.
Our Mission: To produce divine artisanal vegan cheeses for all fine food lovers, using age-old traditional methods and the finest organic Oregon hazelnuts prepared with craftmanship, consciousness and compassion.
Finally, a great tasting, gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free cheese! Once you taste it, you’ll know the difference…
Oregon Hazelnut Blossom
Purchasing our product has a high value return on many, many platforms. First and foremost, you get the best tasting vegan cheese money can buy! After that, the investments are endless. Whatever your agenda, I’ll bet we’ve got it covered: animal activism, animal rescue, local consumerism, slow food, slow money, organic agriculture, environmentally kind practices, recycling and reusing, food health (soy free, gluten free, organic, paleo-friendly) green packaging, and community building are just some of the campaigns that we will be supporting with our process and with our profits.
Avellana Creamery is a company founded on preserving the health of our planet and the health and well-being of all beings who live here. Our goal is to make delectable vegan cheese products to show consumers that there is a whole world of culinary possibility outside the realm of dairy, to show the world that we can have it all, compassion, health, and delicious artisanal food. Our hope is that the product itself will begin the process of raising questions in the minds of consumers, leading to an examination of whether our habits match up with our beliefs where food is concerned.
Organic sprouted hazelnuts from Meridian Farm, Aurora, Oregon
What goes into making Avellana cheese? First of all, we start with whole, unbroken hazelnuts. Whole nuts retain their flavor better than broken nuts and so make a richer final cheese product. Whole nuts cost more, but we feel the end product is worth it. What makes our cheese different than other vegan cheeses?
Avellana Cocoa Nib Boursault
Most vegan cheeses are made by grinding nuts into a paste then flavoring with salt and/or other spices. At Avellana Creamery we treasure the ideas of the past. We make our cheeses using the same ancient traditions that carried through century after century. We make our cheese not from nut paste, but from hazelnut milk. While we do have to finely grind the nut to make the milk, we remove all the fiber from the hazelnut, using only the remaining smooth, rich cream. It takes over two pounds of hazelnuts to make one pound of cheese. This increases the cost of our cheese compared with other vegan cheeses on the market, but the difference is evident in the final product. We focus on using fair trade, local, cultivated without chemicals or organic spices to finish our product. With no thickeners like agar or tapioca starch, no need to add nutritional yeast or miso to enhance the flavor, our vegan cheese is bursting with rich flavor all on its own. The essential flavor of the hazelnut is not masked by the fiber of the nut or covered over with outside flavorings. The cultures ripen only the most flavorful elements of the hazelnut producing a totally unique, healthy and divinely decadent experience in vegan cheese.
Italian Herb, Smoked Paprika, and Berbere Spiced Boursault hazelnut cheeses