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.
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!
Official launch of the company at Ottawa Veg Fest
Fauxmagerie Zengarry becomes incorporated
Launch of a public awareness campaign to challenge the CFIA's decision to stop us from using the word cheese
voted Most Promising Start Up in the Globe & Mail’s Start Up Challenge
The company moves into their first commercial kitchen and opens their vegan cheese shop in Alexandria, ON
We start growing our herbs in-house in our living walls
Introduction of our new brand identity and packaging
Voted Best Vegan Artisanal cheese at the Toronto Veg Fest
Our founder is selected as one of the 8 Women Changing the World for Animals Through Food by the Unbound Project
Acquisition of the commercial building housing our operations and tripling the size of our facility
We're granted $100k from the Women's Entrepreneurial fund to further expand our operations
Voted one of the top 10 most innovative products at the Grocery Innovation Canada show
HACCP food safety certification of our facility
Launched a new line of vegan pestos
Launch of the Zengarry Kitchen
as a platform to promote and support plant-based eating
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!
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.
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!
Jr. Marketing Associate