Pizza, hold the dairy

November 15, 2016 • Mountain Xpress

Cory Gates, COO of Asheville Brewing Co., says his company started trying to add vegan cheese back in 1999, before there were any real options available locally. After doing a push to get the word out, people started clamoring for vegan items.

“We went from selling 3 pounds of vegan cheese a week to 45-50 pounds per store every week,” he says. “That’s like 70-80 pies alone, but we put also put it on cheese fries or on top of burgers. It ends up having a bigger reach than just the pizza aspect. It’s definitely grown.”

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