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How to Host a Virtual Vegan Wine and Cheese Party

Why sit home alone when you can host a virtual wine and cheese night? In a time when “table for one” means something a little different than what it used to, you still want to meet up with friends, unwind, and talk about your day. Dig out that fancy cheese knife (you’ve got one of those, right?) and your favorite wine glass, and enjoy dishing the drama while sipping on Chardonnay.

 

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These vegan wines and cheeses make it easy for you to virtually socialize with your friends.

Wine

Time to get your cheersing on. Let’s bring Boomerangs back.

Winc

With Winc’s online membership program, you’ll never run low on your favorite Pinot Gris. Be sure to select the vegan filter when ordering. Bottles start at $12.99.

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Winc Wine

BARRA of Mendocino

Order online through BARRA of Mendocino. Whether your prefered sip is a Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, or Cabernet (their vegan-friendly options), you’ll find that and more at this California-based winery. All wines at BARRA are “made with 100% estate grown grapes from organic-certified vineyards.” Note that not all of their wines are vegan.

BARRA of Mendocino

Obvious Wines

Some vegan-friendly options at Obvious include No1 Dark & Bold (a red blend), No2 Bright & Crisp (a Sauvignon Blanc), and No4 Rich & Oaky (a Chardonnay). Order online and drink local by supporting this SoCal spot.

Obvious Wines

Besa

Wine in a can? Count us in! Organic, sustainable, and gluten-free, because … drink responsibly, right? Choose from All Day Rosé (a refreshing … wait for it …. rosé) or Just Right White (a tasty blend between sweet and dry).

Besa Wine

Vegan Wines

When it says “vegan” on the label. Vegan Wines sources a good amount of product from independent, family-owned businesses with a nice selection of organic wines. Join the club! You can even add Miyoko’s cheese to your order.

Vegan Wines

Trader Joe’s

Ballin’ on a budget? Grab that mask and head to Trader Joe’s for some “Two-Buck Chuck.” For $1.99 you can snag some Charles Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Merlot in vegan-friendly form.

Trader Joe's Vegan Wine

Cheese

What’s a proper pour without a little vegan cheese on the side?

Spero Foods

Have nut allergies? No worries. This vegan cream cheese is made with sunflowers! Packed with superfoods, Spero cheeses are also clean and Keto. Find it in smoked, herb, paprika, and more.

Spero Foods

Miyoko’s

You know them for their vegan butter; you’ll love them for their vegan cheese. Choose from Winter Truffle, Black Ash, Smoked Farmhouse, Herbes de Provence, and more.

Miyoko's

Reine

This California-based company produces cheeses that are soy-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO. These small batch tree nut rounds are free of all the usual fillers, such as coconut oil, tapioca starch, and binders and preservatives.

Reine

Jule’s

What’s wine night without vegan brie? Available in classic or truffle, these cheeses are gluten-free and made with organic cashews.

Jule's Vegan Cheese

Treeline

These cheeses are gluten-free, soy-free, and non-GMO. Available in soft French-style flavors (Herb-Garlic, Scallion, Sea Salt & Pepper, and Chipotle-Serrano Pepper) or aged flavors of Cracked Pepper or Classic, this tree nut product pairs nicely with pajamas and Zoom.

Treeline Vegan Cheese

Wendy’s Nutty Cheese

Organic, non-GMO, and soy- or cashew-based, these small-batch cheeses rotate flavors, so be sure to check the website for current availability. The wide selection includes Fig & Fennel, Garden of Eden, Sweet & Sassy, Baby Blue, Roasted Garlic, and more.

Wendy's Nutty Cheese

Charcuterie Adds

Go big or go home! Wait. We are home. You can still go big by spicing up your basic wine and cheese night with these vegan charcuterie adds.

Mary’s Gone Crackers

This sweetheart of vegan cracker brands uses only whole, plant-based ingredients. The organic, non-GMO product comes in three varieties: original (Original, Herb, Black Pepper, Jalapeno), super seed (Classic, Basil & Garlic, Everything, Seaweed & Black Sesame), and real thin (Sea Salt, Garlic Rosemary, Sweet Onion, Cayenne Pepper).

Mary's Gone Crackers

Field Roast Deli Slices

These charcuterie-style gourmet slices can be served hot or cold and are crafted with fresh, whole foods ingredients. Choose from Wild Mushroom, Lentil Sage, or Smoked Tomato.

Field Roast Deli Slices

Cedar’s Hommus

What’s a charcuterie board without that favorite of every vegan kitchen, hummus? Cedar’s offers a variety of flavors in traditional (Artichoke Kalamata, Avocado, Balsamic Caramelized Onion), organic (Topped Organic Jalapeno, Topped Organic Mediterranean, Organic Roasted Red Pepper), and with toppings (Roasted Pine Nuts, Artichoke Spinach, Everything).

Cedar's Hommus

Lilly’s Sunflower Spread

Try this nut-free, gluten-free, Keto-friendly sunflower spread. You’ll find it in Original, Everything Bagel, Kimchi, and Chocolate.

Lilly's Sunflower Spread

Poshi Artichokes

Open a pouch of Mediterranean herb blend artichokes for tastes of lime, basil, and thyme. Marinated in virgin olive oil and the perfect accompaniment to your special night.

Poshi Artichokes

Finish off your tray with nuts, olives, dried fruits, or grapes.

Ready to take your wine and cheese night to the next level? Have you met your future life partner online and have yet to go out for a real dinner? Or has this soulmate of yours, aka roommate, seen you rocking yoga pants and a messy bun one too many days? Dust off those heels (remember shoes?) and resurrect that makeup bag. It’s time to create a fancy date night at home.

Tammie Ortlieb

@tammieortlieb

Tammie, a vegan of 17 years, is a former psychology professor and self-proclaimed wellness guru. Indie author, kindness ambassador, and big dreamer, she’s just a girl, standing in front of a broken US food system, asking it to be vegan.

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