About us

Our Story

The story of Basic Roots starts like any good story – with desire and passion. Our founder, Paula Bellavance had a passion to create non-dairy cheese that tastes like conventional cheese. After copious amounts of research and taste testing, she developed a brie and feta style cheese and four amazing cream cheese style spreads.

For Paula, this labour of love, to get great tasting non-dairy cheese with all natural ingredients out to market and across Canada, is a dream come true.

Basic Roots is family business that includes employees that are like family. From the production team to the admin team, everyone at Basic Roots contributes their passions and talents to creating something better! Our story continues as we grow and evolve with the encouragement and support of family, friends and customers. With heartfelt gratitude, we thank you.

Thank you for your interest in our products! We hope you enjoy them and welcome any feedback or questions that you may have.


Plant Based

Gluten Free

Preservative Free

Made in Canada

Soy Free

We enjoy together

Our cheezes serve a wide range of consumers including those that are vegan, lactose intolerant, paleo, or simply looking for an alternative to conventional cheese.