Frequently Asked Questions

What is vegan cheese?

Vegan cheese is similar to dairy cheese but is made without the use of any animal products. Vegetable-based ingredients such as tofu, potatoes, nuts, seeds and tapicoa are typically used instead. There are many different styles of vegan cheese and they can be used in any way you would use dairy cheese – let your imagination be your guide!

Can I melt fauxmage?

Yes! All of our Fauxmages are solid when cold and only need a little bit of heat to melt.  

Can your cheeses be frozen?


What is the shelf life on your cheeses?

Fauxmage will last for 7 weeks in the fridge (but it’s usually eaten before then anyway..).

Where is Fauxmage made?

Fresh Start Fauxmage products are made at Bio Food Tech, a federally inspected kitchen  in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Can I order your vegan cheeses online?

At the moment we currently do not have online ordering. 

Are your cheeses gluten free? Soy free?

Yes and yes! No gluten or soy here. 

Why do you have plastic packaging?

If you’ve been a Fauxmage fan for a while, you’ll be familiar with our original paper packaging. Despite its appearance , it was not compostable. The vast majority of paper food packaging (coffee cups, take-out containers) are coated with polyethylene  – a type of plastic. Otherwise, you couldn’t put food or beverages in them. They don’t break down. You also can’t re-use them or recycle them like you can with our new packaging.

In order for our company to grow and reach more people who love our products, we need packaging that suits our products and meets the regulations and restrictions for food products in distribution. As a small business, it’s difficult to find an alternative that is eco-friendly and affordable. But we are confident that in the near future there will be new options created that become available to businesses like ours.

This infographic compares our old and new packaging and gives a bit more detail about each.

What makes Fauxmage different from other vegan cheeses?

You may already be familiar with some brands of vegan cheeses that are readily available in supermarkets. Most of these cheeses are highly processed and have ingredients that are low in nutritional value.

With Fresh Start Fauxmage cheeses, we prioritize the wholesomeness of our product. We don’t compromise on ingredients, manufacturing methods or quality; which is why those who try our Fauxmages are delightfully surprised with its bold, fresh flavours and luxurious textures.

Where can I buy Fauxmage?

We are currently in all 4 maritime provinces, check the list out here. Look for us expanding westward soon!

Do you sell Fauxmage in bulk sizes?

You betcha! Aside from our 180g containers, we also carry 1L tubs of Fauxmage in all of our flavours. Great for restaurants, cafes, hotels, & more!

I'm interested in wholesale, how do I contact you?

We’d love to connect with you. Reach out here.

Proudly made in Prince Edward Island