Ada’s Cheeses are:
Homemade Vegan Cheeses
Non Genetically Modified
Ada’s Cheeses are:
Vegan for Health.
Vegan against Animal Cruelty.
But Mostly Vegan for Planet Earth, the only home we and all the animals and plants have to live in.
That’s why all our products are made of ingredients that respect and protect Planet Earth.
But Worry not, All our Products are Delicious!
How it all started…
Ada’s Kitchen was born when Fletch, a previously infamous 24/7 meat-craving person, decided one day to turn vegan.
His family first thought it was a belated Mid-August April Fool’s joke, but when he explained that he was doing it for Planet Earth, and he was serious about it, they all were supportive!
But, even a year after turning vegan, Fletch was still having cheese cravings…
Those kinds of cravings that wake you up in the middle of the nights yearning for a Salty Feta Salad, a Naboulsi Cheese in a Lebanese Pitta Bread with cucumber and Tomato or a French Baguette with Rambol Aux Noix!
Ada and Google to the Rescue?
it was then, that Ada, Fletch’s sister, came to the rescue with her magical creative skills.
She started by looking online for recipes (God Bless Google she thought), but nothing she tried Fletch liked!
All Cheeses had mainly Garlic and Onions in them for taste, and Fletch avoided these two ingredients as much as he could for meditation reasons (that is a totally different story that we won’t be telling now, but you could Google Meditation and Garlic and Onions if you want to know more).
Fletch wanted Cheese, not some garlic and onion flavoured paste to spread on his bread!
Ada’s Trial and Error Journey…
But Ada didn’t despair, she ditched Google, locked herself in her Kitchen, and started making her own recipes.
She was the Crazy Professor experimenting, and Fletch was the pickier than life guinea pig. Tasting, giving Ada a thumbs up at times and a thumbs down at others!
It was a long and gruelling trial and error experiment for Ada, she had one of the hardest to please test subjects, and she refused to throw in the towel.
Fletch makes it more challenging!
Every month or two, Fletch threw in another “Something-Free” challenge in Ada’s way, not because he was sadistic, but because… fine, maybe he was a teeny bit sadistic and wanted to see his sister suffer…
And Ada, just didn’t despair…
Vegan Cheese Heaven!
It took her more than a year before she had cheeses that were Vegan, Healthy, Organic, Dairy-Free, GMO-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Trans Fat-Free AND Delicious (yes!).
The end result was so satisfying it took Fletch to Vegan Cheese Heaven!
Testing the waters…
Ada and Fletch’s friends, non-vegan humans, tasted Ada’s cheeses and couldn’t believe they were Dairy-Free and Nut-Based. They started asking for recipes, but Ada, like all magicians, kept her secrets to herself!
They started asking for her to do cheeses for them, and little by little Ada and Fletch started noticing that maybe, just maybe, there were some people who might be interested in the hidden fruits of Ada’s Kitchen…
It took them a lot of time, and guts, to decide to have people other than family and friends taste Ada’s Cheeses.
But with the sight of every new person trying the cheeses’ facial expression, Ada and Fletch were realising they had something Healthy, Cruelty-Free AND Delicious they had to share with others!
When Opportunity knocks, you answer…
In April of 2016, Ada and Fletch’s path have crossed with A NEW EARTH organic & eco-living store‘s, and something really amazing happened!
Ada’s Products were put under the spotlight and the customers and friends of A NEW EARTH Store who got to taste the cheeses gave them the best feedback they could have ever imagined!
Lucky Number 15!
In April 2016, we were offering 6 Vegan Cheeses, two Vegan Feta flavours (Plain and Basil), two Vegan Soft Cheese flavours (Walnut and Olive), one Vegan Naboulsi Cheese and one Vegan Shankleesh.
On December 2016, 5 new Vegan cheeses were added, the Vegan Cheese Spread, the Vegan Halloumi, the Vegan Cheese with Chives, the Vegan Soft Cheese with Garlic & Herbs, and the Vegan Fondue Cheese!
By December 2017, 3 new Vegan Cheeses were added, The Vegan Soft Cheese with Black Pepper along with the long awaited Vegan Mozzarella and Vegan Brie.
In May 2018, and after a long period of trial and errors, We FINALLY reached to a Vegan Labneh recipe that we considered Honorably fit to join our Vegan Family.
When life gives you a picky-eater Vegan brother…
…You make delicious Vegan Cheeses! (since Lemonade is now trademarked to Beyoncé it seems!)
At least that’s what Ada did!
We have heard so many times the statement “I would be Vegan if it weren’t for my love for cheese“, and We in Ada’s Kitchen decided to make this statement obsolete, one cheese type at a time…
In year 2018, we decided to expand in as many regions in Lebanon, picking one shop in each region.
Reinforcement was brought from abroad, as our sister Racha has joined the team, taking care of all the expansion mumble jumble neither Ada nor Fletch know anything about!
what will 2019 bring? You never know!
After all, we still have a brother who can always join! 😈
We love you, and we promise to keep trying to make our best to convince you that you can always love Cheese while loving Earth, the animals and Yourself in the same time! 💚
Ada, Racha and Fletch