Most Lauds products contain varying degrees of: Nuts/Oat Milk Yoghurt/Oils.
For a full list of ingredients, please visit the PRODUCTS page.
We are constantly experimenting with new flavours, textures and products.
We strive to continually develop products that meet your needs, so if you have any feedback or product suggestions please contact us.
At Lauds, we use organic, locally sourced and sustainable produce where possible. This means that right now, we use Tasmanian products such as Kindred Organic Oats for our oat milk yoghurt, Tasmanian Walnuts and Tasman Sea Salt to season our products. We also use organic, ethically sourced coconut oil, and non-gmo soy lecithin in our butter.
From a business perspective, it is costly and difficult to acquire ALL components of our products in organic or local produce form. This (of course) is somewhat to do with dollars but also the fact that many large scale suppliers in Australia (such as cashew farmers) will not do business with the little guys – and that’s us. But rest assured that as we grow, so too will our capacity and drive to source more locally produced, sustainable and organic ingredients.
The Australian Food Standards Code prohibits the use of a ‘gluten-free’ claim on any oat-containing products unless they have been certified gluten free. Most of Lauds products are currently inoculated with an oat milk yogurt (the culturing agent), so for these products we cannot, and do not, claim to be gluten-free. However, our Aged Cashew Cheese and Ashed Walnut Cheese recipes are now cultured with Water Kefir so are now gluten free!
All of our products are animal-free, dairy-free, meat-free and 100% plant-based. No guilty conscience required!
When cashews are graded the nuts that make it out whole are sold as whole cashews, and the ones that break apart are sold as pieces. These pieces (that we buy) may still have a little of the outer skin attached. There is nothing wrong with eating a little of the skin!
We purchase these pieces, which are cosmetically imperfect, for a couple of reasons, namely: 1) they are otherwise a waste product, and 2) they are a little cheaper and thus make our products that little bit more affordable than they would be if we purchased the ‘perfect’ ones.
At Lauds, we don’t believe that everything should be cosmetically perfect – we see the beauty and usefulness of foods that are a little imperfect and want to spread this message to avoid waste!
We sell our Cultured Oat Butter and Almond Persian Feta in reusable plastic tubs for a few reasons. We did a lot of research – most of the glass jars and lids available for purchase in Australia are out of China, which is a long way to bring glass. The glass also doesn’t stack, making it heavy and bulky cargo, and therefore having a large carbon impact. It also takes an awful lot of energy to produce, it costs more (for us, and therefore for you as a consumer), it uses a lot of resources including those to make the metal lid. We also found out that different types of glass can’t be recycled together, sometimes resulting in it not being recycled at all.
For these reasons, we chose to use plastic tubs and lids sourced from New Zealand as we think their production and delivery is less impactful, can be reused in the home and can be easily recycled with all sorts of other plastic.
We don’t claim to know all, and are open to using glass if we find it to be a more sustainable option. If you have a lead on a sustainable option please let us know!