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Compassionate Business Award

September 2018

Compassion for animals is at the heart of our values and the foundation of our business. We are so honoured and grateful to be recognized by PETA with the Compassionate Business Award.

Ingrid Newkirk, President PETA

Ingrid Newkirk, President PETA

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Planet Protein

September, 2018

Southern hospitality meets that famous Canadian kindness

The Stokes Family

Some of you may have heard of the major health hazard endured within our living space. With nowhere to go and chaos abound, Tina and Neil Stokes opened their home to the Sustainable Duo to provide safe haven. Without even being present, the Stokes’ reminded us of the compassion and caring behind this movement and why it feels so good to serve all of you.

Beyond their incredible act of kindness, the Stokes also run a small passion project around vegan cheese. Vegan Stokes Cheese has a story similar to Planet Protein’s. Initially shocked by the health and cruelty implications of a diet subsisted by animal agriculture, Tina Stokes set out to create her own cheese as she was dissatisfied with the available products and seeking to survive the transition from cheese lover to vegan. Soon after, she began “sneaking” it into the cheese platters among friends.

Fast forward through today and Vegan Stokes Cheese is stocked throughout the Toronto area, and available internationally via 

Tina has since left the corporate world to pursue her passion, now making a living off of her remarkable creations. What a story, and an incredible thanks to the Stokes family! See you in SoFla!


Fashionable Vegan

Vegan + Ethical Lifestyle

July 2018

Vegan Stokes cultured cheeses are “Handcrafted with Passion and Compassion” in small batches, locally in Thornhill, Ontario. So authentic, you might not even distinguish that they’re vegan.

Read about Vegan Stokes Cheese and the interview with founder, Tina Stokes

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Ontario Vegans Magazine

June, 2018

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Peta Living

May, 2018

peta's favourite vegan products available in Canada

PETA is playing favourites! They've compiled a list of their favourite vegan foods available in Canada. We are super stoked that Vegan Stokes Cheese made the list as one of their favourite dairy-free cheeses!

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Peta Living

April, 2018

These Powerful Women are "killing it" with Compassion

TINA Stokes, Vegan Stokes Cheese

"The vegan cheese company founder has this to say about dairy: “Learning of the dairy industry practices made it clear that the word ‘dairy’ which we all once thought of as ‘wholesome,’ ‘natural’ and even ‘necessary’ is actually none of these things.” Stokes founded Vegan Stokes out of her “passion for compassion,” and the rest is herstory. Every product made by the small, family-operated facility is handcrafted in small batches and hand-wrapped."



Sacred LiFe Magazine

Vol. 9 - Spring, 2018

Sacred Loves

Vegan Stokes Herbed Feta

"The perfect addition to any dinner party, this delicious nut-free, and dairy-free feta will tantalize your taste buds. Pair it with olives and bread, crumble on top of a salad or bake it in flakey pastry, this creamy vegan cheese can be used in so many different ways."


PETA Annual Report


Tina and Neil Stokes, Vegan Stokes Cheese

vanguard society members and peta business friend

We are so proud to support the world’s largest organization dedicated to protecting our most vulnerable individuals: animals. PETA’s strategic and bold advocacy inspires compassion and sparks awareness, prompting the realization that all animals are sentient beings, just like us.