Miyoko Schinner

Miyoko Schinner – Bestselling Author, Chef, Creator of delightful Artisan Vegan Cheese and decadent & healthy plant-based foods

Entrepreneur for 30+ years in the food world as a bestselling author, chef and creator of delicious, decadent, healthful plant-based food, Miyoko Schinner is dedicated to pleasing the omnivore’s palate in all of us. She refuses to give up on those who haven’t made the switch to vegan foods and continues to offer solutions that stimulate the senses, not just the intellect, using diverse avenues. These have included a restaurant and natural food company that distributed products nationwide and supplied cookies and pastries to United Airlines.

Inspiring the general public through her 5 cookbooks, including the best-selling and “groundbreaking” Artisan Vegan Cheese and The Homemade Vegan Pantry—the Art of Making Your Own Staples, Schinner also recognizes that not everyone will take up the cause in their own kitchens. To answer this call, in 2014, she launched Miyoko’s Kitchen, which set out to redefine the category of “cheese” with its unctuous, delicious flavors of handcrafted cheeses made from nuts. Miyoko’s Kitchen currently sells nationwide to thousands of stores.

Schinner also co-hosts the public television cooking show Vegan Mashup, presents live at major events around the country, and is frequently featured in national and local media.


The Homemade Vegan Pantry – The Art of Making Your Own Staples (Ten Speed Press, June 2015)

Artisan Vegan Cheese (Book Publishing Co., August 2012)

The New Now and Zen Epicure (Book Publishing Co., 2001)

Japanese Cooking: Contemporary and Traditional (Book Publishing Company, 1999)

The Now and Zen Epicure (Book Publishing Company, 1991)

See more about Miyoko’s work here!


Author: Ina Mohan