10 Fastest Growing Food and Beverage Companies 2018

Helping you find your happy plate: Daiya Foods Inc.

thesiliconreview-terry-tierney-ceo-daiya-foods-inc-18“We are a passionate bunch. We are one big family with diverse talents and interests. And we all share a big love of food.”

From chain restaurants to college campuses to fine dining, the food service industry is seeing huge benefits in offering dairy-free and plant-based options. Dairy avoiders are more likely to return to restaurants that offer dairy-free options instead of assuming their customers can just ask for no cheese.

Better yet, Daiya products are so close to the “real stuff” it’s easy to add them to your menu. Yep, its plant-based cheeses can be used the same way as dairy-based cheeses — whether it’s a wood-fired vegetarian pizza, gooey grilled cheese sandwich, flavorful veggie burger, creamy queso dip or specialty dessert.

The leader in dairy-free cheese products Daiya’s food service offerings includes 5 lb. Shredded Cheese in Mozzarella, Cheddar and Classic Blend; 5 lb. chubs in Mozzarella, Cheddar; gluten and dairy-free Cheezecakes; Greek Yogurt Alternatives and Cream Cheese Style Spreads. Now that’s a mouthful. Yum!

Daiya products are a revolutionary dairy-free vegan cheese alternative that tastes, shreds, melts and stretches like traditional cheese. Daiya products are free of most common allergens including, dairy (lactose and casein), soy, gluten, egg, peanuts and tree nuts (excluding coconut). Daiya products have 0g of cholesterol and trans fat, as well as, only 90 calories per serving. It’s a healthy option for every consumer and is perfect for every recipe.

Genesis of Daiya

Friends for over 20 years, Andre and Greg share a passion for music, ideation, and a plant-based lifestyle. The same passion inspired them to create a delicious dairy-free alternative made entirely from plants.

It started with a simple belief: plant-based living was better for their health, better for the planet and better for animal welfare. As it turns out, Andre and Greg weren’t alone in their dream. Millions of others were wishing for the same delicious outcome.

Their perseverance paid off and Daiya Cheddar Style and Mozzarella Style Shreds debuted in 2009 at the Natural Products Expo West. Consumers raved — and plant-based dairy innovation changed forever.

Today, as millions more demand plant-based equivalents to their favorite foods, that spirit of innovation is still a part of Daiya’s DNA. In fact, thanks to our amazing R&D team, we now have over 30 great tasting, 100% plant-based alternatives to dairy. And we feel like we’re just getting started.

Daiya: Good Food Is Good Business

Daiya makes dairy-free eating a joy. From the ooey gooey goodness of a grilled cheese to the rich and creamy taste of fruit-kissed yogurt, all our products taste great. And that makes you feel great.

Dairy is such a cultural staple and widely enjoyed in so many ways: on its own, in simple dishes or as part of a complex creation. Our plant-based alternatives provide the delicious characteristics you desire.

The impact we have on the planet is incredibly important to us, and our sustainability efforts are a big part of what we do.

We are dedicated to producing food responsibly, from the way it’s grown and resourced to our dedication to reducing our carbon footprint. And we’re constantly innovating our packaging to be more sustainable and eco-friendly.

Daiya for Better Lifestyle

No matter what better living means to you, we make it easier to stay true to your healthy ideals. Every Daiya product — from macaroni and cheese to Greek yogurt alternative — is a plant-based, dairy-free alternative disguised as creamy, cheezy deliciousness right there on your plate.

  • Lactose Intolerant: All Daiya products look, feel and taste just like the real stuff. All that goodness without the lactose. As in nada. Zero. Zilch.
  • Food Allergies: All Daiya products are free of soy, dairy, gluten, eggs, peanuts. That’s right. Get up and do your happy dance.
  • Vegan and Vegetarian: All Daiya products are free of dairy, free of animal products and certified vegan. Including our cheesecakes. Because we know you love cheezecake.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: All Daiya products have ingredient lists you can actually pronounce and understand. No hormones, no antibiotics, nothing artificial.

Healthy Customers Make Happy Customers

“I could put these on a cheese tray at a party and have them taste it … THEN tell them it’s Daiya because they wouldn’t believe it at first.”

- Megan, Dairy Avoider

“Your slogan shouldn’t be deliciously dairy free. It should be danger: you won’t be able to stop eating this.”

- Anonymous

“Your cheese makes me want to kiss you.”

- Anonymous

“I think it would be great to feed to kids. They would like it. It would definitely be passable for real cheese.”

- Molly, Vegan

Greet the Leader

Terry Tierney, CEO:

“We’re innovative, we’re compassionate and we love food. We honestly just can’t wait to keep bringing you more!”

“Cheese is a flavorful beacon for food lovers. And we want you to enjoy your savory love affair with cheese, and all your favorite dairy products, to the absolute fullest. Our promise is simple: to give you the delicious joy of dairy, without any compromise.”