The NatureBacked Podcast

Taking Cows Out of Dairy Industry with Those Vegan Cowboys

September 19, 2022 Single.Earth Season 2 Episode 6
The NatureBacked Podcast
Taking Cows Out of Dairy Industry with Those Vegan Cowboys
Show Notes

Making great cheese is the holy grail of plant-based milk products. This company is certain it has found the solution.

"The product is identical to what the cow is producing," Sheriff Will Van den Tweel said in an interview on the sidelines of the Startup Day Festival in Tartu, Estonia.

Those Vegan Cowboys is a Dutch-founded Belgian startup where some 25 people are working on replacing cows in the dairy industry. The company's founders sold their previous startup Vegetarian Butcher to Unilever in 2018. 

Learn more about:

  • How a farmer and a politician founded the two companies
  • Can cowboys switch to farming herbs?
  • How can cheese be like cheese when the cow is removed from the production 
  • How much of the milk is replaced by plant-based alternatives already
  • When will they launch?

"We, as people, need to have some pain to change. And I think if you also look at what is happening in the environment, you ask yourself - going further like we are doing now probably doesn't make it easier for children, and we need some changes. And that's what we want to contribute to," Van den Tweel said.

"There are a lot of investments going into this area and also venture capital going into these types of businesses," he said.

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