'Hilarious' New Vegan Cheese Advert Challenges Traditional Cheese Production

New Roots makes its artisan cheeses from cashew nuts
New Roots vegan cheese advert
The advert subverts expectations (Photo: New Roots)

A new advert for vegan cheese company New Roots challenges the norms of food production.

A source who worked on the commercial told Plant Based News that New Roots is 'creating a splash' in Switzerland - as vegan cheese is such a departure from the country's well-known traditional cheese making process.

The source described the ad, which is called Inventing the Traditions of the Future as 'phenomenally filmed, funny, and really unique'.

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The advert, which appears to be set in the Swiss Alps, shows a mountain range complete with Swiss flag, a traditional chalet, and the sound of cow bells ringing.

A farmer strides into view, then whistles, and calls: "Cashew! Cashew!" Giant cashew nuts with cowbells around their necks run down the mountainside.

"Switzerland is the home of cheese," says a voiceover. "We do it from cashew nuts. Inventing the traditions of the future."

You can watch the ad on Facebook here

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