About Chao Creamery:
Field Roast’s Chao Creamery began in spirit in 2003 with the creation of our delicious Herbed Chao Ball; a simple soft cheese made from Chao Tofu, Miso paste, expeller pressed palm fruit oil, fresh garlic and was rolled in green herbs. Today our ever expanding line of Chao Creamery products give homage to the flavorful plant kingdom and celebrate umami at its finest, using Chao as an important ingredient.
Instead of making fake dairy products that mimic the traditional flavors found there, we have innovated new flavors to delight and inspire you, and extend that to creamy spreads, sauces and dressings.
Chao is a culinary tradition of fermenting tofu popular throughout Asia. Touted as the “cheese” of Asia, it can now easily be purchased in Asian grocery stores throughout North America and Europe. It looks much like marinated feta, as it is sold brined in a small jar, and has the mouthfeel of something like blue cheese. Chao is commonly used as a condiment, combined into sauces to accompany hot pot, or used to flavor rice and other grains.