At Neophyto Foods, our goal is to make it easier for everyone to choose foods that are delicious as well as kind to the planet.
When the plant-based cheese products at the grocery store failed to meet our own cheese loving standards, we created our own. The results were so good that we decided to share them with others! Today, we use our food science ingenuity to make plant based versions of everyone’s favourite foods without compromising on taste, texture or sustainability.
This year, Neophyto Foods has taken great strides in many areas of our product development.
We recently won the People’s Choice Award in the Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch Competition and got accepted into the McGill X-1 Accelerator! We've begun selling directly to our customers, and are so excited to share our products with a larger audience.
We have great things planned for the future, and hope you will join us for the ride!
Through the Gryphon's LAAIR Product Development Grant, we began to commercialize the product. From then on, we focused on formulating the product to make it market ready.
Neophyto Foods was also accepted to the Canadian National Exhibition’s pitch competition this year, where we won first place in the Food Tech and Urban Agriculture category.
At this stage, Neocheese was still named Willow Lake Cheese in honor of the farm we sourced our first bag of soybeans from!
Convinced that their idea could revolutionise the food industry using plants and science, they enrolled in Accelerator Guelph. Shortly after, Neophyto Foods was incorporated. We began working to debut our first commercial product, Neocheese!
The journey to creating Neophyto Foods began when our co-founder, Kamil, was unhappy with the lack of tasty vegan cheese options available.
He set out on a mission with our other co-founder, Jane, to formulate the best vegan cheese they could. They ended up showcasing their creation at the ‘Project SOY’ competition at the University of Guelph, winning the graduate student category!