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A SUSTAINABLE SOURCE OF PROTEIN

Ok, our cheese doesn’t actually grow on trees, but the cashew nuts we use to make it do. A sustainable source of protein, rich in nutrients and high in heart-healthy fats, cashews are the primary ingredient in all of our cheeses. They’re not just good for you, they’re also naturally delicious!

How do you turn cashew nuts into cheese, you might ask? Easy! We soak them in water and whip them into a rich and creamy texture to which we add all-natural ingredients, fresh herbs from our living wall and custom probiotics before

aging them to perfection.

Shop our award-winning cheeses, NEW pestos and graze board pairings HERE.

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SMALL BATCHES, BIG FLAVOURS

Dairy free and vegan, our cashew cheese is lovingly prepared in small batches in our modern production facility which allows us to guarantee food safety throughout the transformation process, from recipe development to delivery.

 

Our team is committed to creating delicious, high-quality artisanal plant-based cheese and dairy alternatives with uncompromising adherence to the most rigorous safety standards. The result: a rich and delicious plant-based cheese that’s good for you and the environment!

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OUR STORY

2013

Official launch of the company at Ottawa Veg Fest

2015

Fauxmagerie Zengarry becomes incorporated

2015

Launch of a public awareness campaign to challenge the CFIA's decision to stop us from using the word cheese 

2015

voted Most Promising Start Up in the Globe & Mail’s Start Up Challenge

2016

The company moves into their first commercial kitchen and opens their vegan cheese shop in Alexandria, ON

2016

We start growing our herbs in-house in our living walls

2017

Introduction of our new brand identity and packaging

2017

Voted Best Vegan Artisanal cheese at the Toronto Veg Fest

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2018

Our founder is selected as one of the 8 Women Changing the World for Animals Through Food by the Unbound Project

2019

Acquisition of the commercial building housing our operations and tripling the size of our facility

2019

We're granted $100k from the Women's Entrepreneurial fund to further expand our operations

2017

Voted one of the top 10 most innovative products at the Grocery Innovation Canada show

2019

HACCP food safety  certification of our facility

2021

Launched a new line of vegan pestos

2021

Launch of the Zengarry Kitchen

as a platform to promote and support plant-based eating

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A SCIENTIST ON A MISSISON

As an ecotoxicologist working at Health Canada for almost 20 years, Lynda Turner knew well how small changes can have huge impact on an interdependent ecosystem and that plant-based eating can drastically reduce climate change.

 

In her yoga teacher training, she worked to develop a Zen mindset, cut through the noise and find a way to be more at one with the environment and stand up for what she thought was right. 

 

It was through this mindful process of self-reflection that she decided to leave her government job to pursue her mission to prove that eating plant-based can be both simple and satisfying.

 

In 2013, her part-time cashew cheese-making experiments blossomed into a business she named Fauxmagerie Zengarry, a nod to her Zen outlook on life and her home in  Glengarry.

 

Today, the Zengarry brand is a leader in the fine vegan cheese category in Canada and the county of Glengarry she calls home. 

Find a retailer near you and discover why it’s the crème de la crème of plant-based cheese!

THE TEAM

Tracy
Roman

Production Manager

With 20 years of food experience under her belt Tracy joined are team in 2017. With her hard work and dedication, she was promoted in 2019 to production manager. As a previous manager in the food service industry she understands how important the work is that goes on behind the scenes. She hopes to grow and improve her skills along side the Fauxmagerie Zengarry company.

TRACY
HAMBLETON

Production Manager

Carly
Foley

Procurement

Carly is a mom of 3 young boys, living on a local hobby farm. She is our resident plant whisperer and is responsible for caring for Zengarry's living walls.  She has 8 years of stellar customer service and excels at managing in a high paced environment.  She enjoys the opportunity to learn and grow in the family business.

CARLY
FOLEY

Procurement

Tenessa
Bonner

Jr. Marketing Associate

Joining the team back in June 2021 we have Tenessa, one of our Jr. Marketing Associates! Tenessa is all about building communities and developing conversation through engaging content and meaningful brand to consumer relationships. In her off time she is a devoted dog mom who loves to travel and experience new scenic adventures. She is excited to grow as part of the Zengarry team and be active in driving Zengarry’s mission to take better care of ourselves and the planet we call home.

TENESSA
BONNER

Jr. Marketing Associate

Mirieta
Selimovska

Jr. Marketing Associate

Joining the team in June 2021  we have Mirieta, one of our Jr. Marketing Associates! Mirieta’s passions for quality, transparency and authenticity drive the mission she is on to bring a consumer-centric lens to the natural food industry and the communities that brands like Fauxmagerie Zengarry serve. In her free time, you can likely find her at a local farmer’s market or coffee shop. Joining the team in 2021 as Junior Marketing Associate, she looks forward to building the Zengarry brand and growing her skills alongside the rest of the team!

MIRIETA SELIMOVSKA

Jr. Marketing Associate

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