So I am vegetarian, and have been for years but came across PETA’s investigation of a farm supplying the producer of Cabot cheese found that calves’ horn buds were burned off and that cows were jabbed and electro-shocked in the face. I do still eat cheese for now and would like to go vegan eventually but what company(s) are ethically humane, and okay to buy cheese from now? PLEASE HELP!!!!!
All major companies that sell cheese are corrupt and only care for their profits. However, purchasing from a local farm that lets you actually see the animals may be a better option if you cannot go vegan for whatever reason. The thing is, though, all cheese involves the babies being taken prematurely from their mothers and sold for veal. Someone I know has actually confirmed this, because they once lived on a dairy farm. Daiya is a delicious alternative, and so is Follow Your Heart.
Buying online is great because you get more variety and you can seek out the cheapest price. But don’t think just because you don’t have vegan cheese around yet means you should still eat dairy cheese! You don’t need to have a substitute around to make the right decision. I didn’t have vegan cheese until maybe 5-7 months into veganism. There are also vegan “cheeze” recipes online.