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Pizza. It’s one of life’s greatest pleasures, but nothing will ruin your favourite slice of pie quite like the crumbly, rubbery, bland stuff that some are still trying to pass as vegan cheese.
Yes, dairy-free cheese that tastes as good as the real deal is pretty hard to nail, but that’s exactly what sets vegan pizza joint Purezza apart. If you’re keen to see what happens when pizza-loving Italians get to work on making a plant-based cheese, check out this Camden spot ASAP.
They only opened earlier this year, but their flavour-packed cheeses—from nutty mozzarella (made from brown rice milk) to raw cashew to silken and coconut ricotta—have Londoners scrambling to get their hands on Purezza’s pizzas.
So it’s no wonder then that the owners have just landed a £35,000 deal to open a factory that will make… you guessed it… lots and lots of vegan cheese! Their goal is to produce enough cheese to supply supermarkets and other restaurants with wheels of delectable dairy-free delights — which means delish plant-based cheese may be set to take over London!
This isn’t any old run-of-the-mill vegan cheese, either. It’s made from 100% natural ingredients and it’s free from preservatives, palm oil, modified starch, and lactic acid, as well as dairy… obviously. Purezza’s mozzarella also has less than half the calories and fat of the classic variety. Bonus!
We should also mention that while Purezza knows their cheese, the magic doesn’t end there. Head down to the buzzing Camden spot (dogs are also welcome) to see what we mean. There are 10 pizzas on the menu—all with a beautifully thin and crispy sourdough base (yes, they do a gluten-free version). Plus, they offer an array of faux meat toppings—that’s seitan sausage, smoked tofu, and fried aubergine parmigiana—that are to die for.
And with sides like dairy-free mac ‘n’ cheese and cheesy dough balls on offer alongside oreo pizza and authentic Italian gelato, we’re pretty sure that Purezza is about to become your new favourite spot to eat in the capital — vegan or not.
As for the cheese factory, we can’t say for sure when it’ll be up and running, but we can say it’s likely to be a game-changer for plant-based cheese-lovers across the city.
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