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Address:26, Soi Sukumvit 61, Sukumvit Rd., Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

Service day:Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Service hours: 12:00-19:00

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Cheese snobs should skip this story. This one's for all the vocal vegans, silent converters and plant-based-food enthusiasts out there. Bangkok's finally got a nice and varied supply of what you've been dreaming about: vegan cheese. We know you have, admit it! Barefood Bangkok is the engine fermenting the cashew nuts needed to see this cheese through, a process that takes at least a month, depending on how hard you like your cheese. When stored in the fridge, it keeps for... well, as long as you want it to.

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The art of fermentation

Barefood Bangkok's got some vegan cheese for ya!

 

Cheese snobs should skip this story. This one's for all the vocal vegans, silent converters and plant-based-food enthusiasts out there. Bangkok's finally got a nice and varied supply of what you've been dreaming about: vegan cheese. We know you have, admit it! Barefood Bangkok is the engine fermenting the cashew nuts needed to see this cheese through, a process that takes at least a month, depending on how hard you like your cheese. When stored in the fridge, it keeps for... well, as long as you want it to.

If you're up for trying some, you can head to the shop, a pop-up store and communal space on Ekkamai that also happens to sell collectibles and retro furniture antiques by Y50 -- the guys responsible for the beautiful chaos that is TUBA Design Furniture & Restaurant -- or you can have the cheese ordered and delivered to your doorstep.

We popped in because we are big fans of cheese and all the varied forms it can take. This particular form of food is a funny one. You can love it but have an intolerance to it - if you're stomach doesn't take well to dairy that is. That's why this cashew alternative is welcomed. Why give up on your cheese-filled dreams? If you're allergic to cashew nuts as well... well, we are very sorry indeed and you probably shouldn't read on.

The couple behind Barefood Bangkok takes the art of fermentation very seriously. We could tell by the book they had sat on the table titled The Art of Fermentation. We could also tell by the way the topic of vegan cheese was talked about: very passionately, with love and with a lot of knowledge collected through the trials and errors of fermentation.

The cheese was arranged for us on a wooden platter, with slices of toast and crackers and Raw cabbage sauerkraut (B150), slightly pink in colour because of the red cabbage used. We tried: Pure cashew raw nut cheese (B220) which was rich and creamy; Roasted cashew nut cheese (B250), brown because it was roasted and it definitely had a smokier flavour to its predecessor. Truffle (B250) uses truffle oil, although we didn't quite taste the truffle as much as we would have liked, because, well, you can never have too much truffle in anything! Chilli flavour raw vegan nut cheese (B250) was our least favourite, purely because we are not fans of anything overly spicy; there were dates mixed into the ingredients to sweeten the load yet we just couldn't taste them! Diehard spice-heads may love it though and we're told it's been quite the hit with some! Pesto nut cheese was our favourite and pretty darn delicious. It was comprised of three types of nuts, predominantly cashews but also pumpkin and sunflower seeds, as well as a bit of sun-dried tomato and Italian basil. Very moreish. We were sad we couldn't try the Mixed herbs blend cashew nut cheese (B250) as it had sold out! We're now wondering how many Wine and Vegan Cheese evenings will start happening across the city! g

Barefood Bangkok is a health food shop located on Sukhumvit Soi 61. At the moment, it is selling mainly vegan cheese. For more info or to order, visit www.fb.com/barefoodbangkok, call 098-924-6995 or LINE Taksina69.

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26, Soi Sukumvit 61, Sukumvit Rd., Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

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