CHICAGO — Greenleaf Foods, parent company of Field Roast Grain Meat Co., is expanding its Chao Creamery dairy-free cheese line with five new varieties.
New products include Smoked Original Slices, Spicy Original Slices, Creamy Original Block, Creamy Original Shreds and Mexican Style Blend Shreds. The products are coconut-based and made with a special fermented tofu ingredient that provides a buttery, umami bite.
“We took the fan-favorite Chao Creamery Creamy Original and expanded it into new flavors and forms that give consumers even more flavor potential in the kitchen,” said Dan Curtin, president of Greenleaf Foods. “These products are unlike anything else that exists in the dairy-free cheese category.”
The Creamy Original Block and Creamy Original Shreds bring the brand’s classic cheese alternative into new formats, while Chao Smoked Original Slices add a sharp bite and smoky finish. Chao Spicy Original Slices are made with a hint of jalapeno, and Chao Mexican Style Blend Shreds combine Creamy Original and Tomato Cayenne shreds to create a cheesy flavor with a kick of spice.
New Chao Creamy Original Shreds will start rolling onto shelves at more than 1,000 Walmart locations. Meijer, Hannaford, Food Lion and other retailers will carry the items later this year, the company said. The products will be available for a suggested retail price of $5.99.