Miyoko's Creamery, formerly Miyoko's Kitchen, is an American food producer primarily specializing in dairy-free products including butter and a wide variety of different types of cheeses using traditional cheesemaking cultures and techniques, chiefly out of cashews, oats and chickpea flour.
Miyoko Schinner initially started a vegan food company named Now and Zen in 1997, but could not get anyone to invest in the business. She closed that company in 2003.
In 2014, Schinner established "Miyoko's Kitchen", but later changed its name to "Miyoko's Creamery". The startup swiftly accrued $1 million in seed money, first being invested in by Seth Tibbott, the founder of Tofurkey. Fundraising continued to grow: in 2017, it obtained $6 million in funding, for a total of $12 million. In December of that year, it moved from a 4,000-square-foot facility to a 29,000-square-foot facility, located in Petaluma. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi made an investment in Miyoko's Creamery in November 2019. In addition to vending within the United States, Miyoko's Creamery expanded its market in 2019, distributing to Canada and Australia.
Miyoko's Food Truck, in a Cross Country Tour starting from March 4, 2020, distributed 15,000 free grilled cheese sandwiches around the United States in order to promote cruelty-free vegan cheese in the Country.
Highest paying job titles at Miyoko's include Category Manager, Cost Accountant, and R&D Engineer