Miyoko wrote the book on vegan cheese
Miyoko Schinner (say Me-Yo-Co) is the tenacious, award-winning vegan celebrity chef behind Miyoko’s. Her passion for her craft and mission is unrivaled. The publication of her groundbreaking book, Artisan Vegan Cheese, kicked off the start of the vegan cheese revolution.
A Phenomenal Journey
Growing up as a vegetarian, Miyoko’s passion for fine food ignited during the 1980’s when rich and flavorful French cuisine and gourmet cheeses were a huge trend in her home city of Tokyo.
As a self confessed cheese-a-holic, she found herself conflicted by her culinary tastes and her compassion for animals. Like many vegetarians, she struggled to give up these dairy rich foods.
In true Miyoko style, she went vegan and boldly set out to create plant-based cheese and cuisine as artistic and decadent as the finest French foods she fell in love with.
COMPASSION & CONVICTION
Touching people through food, and animals through activism and actual care, Miyoko balances her love of food and animals. In the wee hours of morning, she can be found shoveling manure and feeding hay to the motley crew at Rancho Compasión, and later, leading the charge at Miyoko’s. Whether in the kitchen or the farm, Miyoko makes her mission of feeding the world with delicious, compassionate food the drive behind everything she does.