Miyoko Schinner of Miyoko’s Creamery – A Vision of Transforming the World
August 3, 2020
If you think you can get cheese from plants, you are right. Case and point: Miyoko Schinner, the tenacious, award-winning vegan celebrity chef, cookbook author, and animal sanctuary founder behind the dairy-free cheese brand Miyoko’s Creamery. Her passion for her craft and mission is unrivaled as a leading advocate for the right of vegan food products to use traditional meat and dairy terms on their labels. Miyoko shares her journey as an entrepreneur and food creator, which involved a LOT of trial and error, with many projects not flourishing in the way she’d wanted until the booming success of Miyoko’s Creamery, now in 20,000 stores. Miyoko joins Socialfly co-founder Stephanie Cartin for a conversation about building her company and her journey to success, including how she developed the entrepreneurial mindset very young, without even realizing that’s what was happening; how bringing cheese to Twitter executives ultimately resulted in a meaningful investment; why she returned to research and development and how she found someone else run the show who has an aligned vision; and a look behind Miyoko’s vision of helping the world become a more sustainable and compassionate place for all living beings.