LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. — Saputo Dairy USA has launched Vitalite—a line of plant-based vegan-certified cheeses—with actress, director and author Laura Prepon as spokesperson.
While Prepon is known for her roles in “That ‘70s Show” and “Orange Is the New Black,” she is also a cooking enthusiast with her own culinary line called PrepOn Kitchen. She has partnered with Vitalite to help change the stigma around plant-based cheese.
Vitalite cheeses have a great melt for cooking, and Prepon is sharing her favorite ways to use the products with her 10 million-plus social media following.
“I like to live a flexitarian lifestyle and it wouldn’t be possible without the right ingredients. That’s why Vitalite plant-based cheeses have become a staple in our home,” said Prepon. “I’ve also recently found out that my children have sensitivities to dairy, so we use Vitalite plant-based cheese for basics like grilled cheese and quesadillas or sprinkled on tacos, as well as in more in-depth recipes like my black bean and quinoa burgers stuffed with cheddar-style cheese. All of our expectations of yummy, melty cheesy goodness are met.”
The six Vitalite varieties available are the following:
- Plant-Based Mozzarella Style Slices
- Plant-Based Mozzarella Style Shreds
- Plant-Based Cheddar Style Slices
- Plant-Based Cheddar Style Shreds
- Plant-Based Grated Parmesan Style
- Plant-Based Creamy Original Spread
Vitalite products are made without genetically modified ingredients and are vegan- and kosher-certified, gluten-free and except for the Creamy Original Spread, soy-free. Vitalite will roll out to retailers nationwide this year.