Plant-based cheese

Amano's enzymes can help create high-protein plant-based cheeses that stretch and melt beautifully like regular cheese while maintaining its creamy texture and robust flavor.


With the growing interest in non-dairy products for a more sustainable food supply, consumer interest in plant-based cheese is also rising. While regular dairy cheese is generally considered a good source of protein and calcium, plant-based cheese often contains very little protein and is high in carbohydrates. The addition of protein to plant-based cheese significantly reduces its extensibility, heat melting, and gelatinizing capacity resulting in a brittle, unappealing product.

Plant-Based Cheese Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts per 100g1)2)

ContentPlant-based cheese
Dairy cheese
Calories250 kcal429 kcal
Total Fat21 g36 g
Staturated Fat14 g21 g
Sodium0.8 g0.8 g
Total carbohydrate21 g0 g
Dietary fiber0 g0g
Total Sugars0 g4 g
Protein0 g25 g
Calusium0 g0.7 g

Solutions of Amano Enzyme

CheeseMax™ PB can help create high-protein cheese that stretches and melts beautifully.

Texture is a major challenge for high-protein plant-based cheeses, leading to difficulties in processing and resulting in a product with a brittle, unappealing texture.  CheeseMax PB, developed with Amano Enzyme’s technology, solves all these problems, and helps develop plant-based cheese with high protein content, extensibility, and heat-melting ability.

References and Cited Papers

1) Nutrients 2022, 14, 1247.

2)U.S. Department of Agriculture. FoodData Central. Cheddar Cheese. April 1, 2019

Application Resources

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