Tell us a bit about yourself
I am a Lebanese Canadian Plant-based chef, founder, and CEO of Nuteese®. After working in Multimedia and design, I decided to find a more balanced life and started my journey in health as a yoga teacher almost 2 decades ago and founded Saucha Yoga, a company offering corporate yoga classes and yoga and meditation classes at schools in Montreal, Canada. In 2014, I moved to Shanghai and spent the next few years exploring Asia and studied with several world-renowned Raw and Plant-based Chefs.
My passions are travel, caring for animals and dance. I used to be a ballet dancer. I love hiking with my dog early in the morning, it allows me to enjoy nature and silence to start my day on a good note and cuddling with my fur babies.
What made you start your company?
Everyone’s biggest challenge in switching to a plant-based diet is letting go of dairy cheeses. I wanted to create products that are equally delicious, healthier and that can save animals without compromising on taste. That’s why I say Nuteese® is made for the compassionate gourmet.
Tell me about your product and brand?
Nuteese® offers Artisan Plant-based cheeses made from activated nuts. They are raw, fermented, seasoned, and aged in our Nuteese® cellars, which sets us apart from other plant-based cheeses on the market. The aging allows the rind to develop and the flavors to intensify. Our best seller is Cam meets Brie which is a blend between a camembert and brie. We are working on launching other products such as a plant-based mozzarella and an egg alternative. Stay tuned.