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Who We Are

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

How It All Began

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.

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

Andre, Greg & the whole Daiya team

About Our Name

The name Daiya [Day-ah] was originally created as a play on the words "Dairy" and “Dayaa,” which in Sanskrit stands for “loving, kindness and compassion." Our name will always represent those values and our commitment to serving our passionate plant-based community through foods that bring joy with every bite.

It’s OK To Love Food This Much

We sure do. Our fans do, too. We’ve been called magicians. We’ve been proposed to. We’ve even had pets named after us. It’s rewarding. And we’d love to have you join us.

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