The demand for dairy alternatives nowadays is steadily increasing, and it’s not at all unusual, given the rise of local retailers that house all the unique, emerging CPG brands that populate Instagram feeds and all the considerations factoring into the decisions of many consumers today, such as health benefits, flavor, and especially sustainability.

One of these specialty brands is NYC’s Monty’s, a plant-based dairy-free goods brand created by certified health coach and chef Lauren Montgomery in 2018. What is special about their cream cheese and butter is that they are made with few, pure, and natural ingredients without using any nonsensical add-ons such as preservatives, so you can ensure that what you’re consuming is good for you, your taste buds, and the planet.

Their commitment to sustainability is wonderfully integrated into their system, from sourcing their plant-based ingredients from certified organic, fair-trade suppliers to using an MOQ ordering system and noissue sustainable packaging to ship their products. Read on to learn more about Monty’s below!

Tell us a bit about your brand, introduce it to the world!

We're Monty's! We make the cleanest, pure cashew cream cheese and plant-based butter. Our products are made with just a few simple ingredients and utilize fermentation for flavor.

Our cultured butter is made with organic coconut oil, almond oil, cashews, cultures, and sea salt. Our pure 3 ingredient cashew cheese is made with organic cashews, cultures, and sea salt - that's it! We're free from fillers, gums, additives, and preservatives; It's as pure as it gets in a plant-based alternative.

Lauren Montgomery, founder of Monty's, set out on a mission to create a delicious alternative to dairy that didn't feel like a sacrifice, and that's exactly what she did!

Tell us about the design for your packaging and how you’re using them?

We sell our cashew cream cheese in an easy, squeeze-on-anything pouch, making it simple and straightforward for snacking and squeezing on anything! Our plant-based butter is packaged in light-as-air paper cups.

noissue Custom Food Paper, designed by @montysnyc

We're focused on sustainability through reducing waste and plastic as much as possible while balancing the perishable nature of our simple ingredients through packaging that extends shelf life without using any additives.

What made noissue a good fit for your packaging?

noissue food safe paper was a great addition for us to highlight our brand name and to uplevel our presentation for demos and events! To ensure our audience can clearly see and understand who we are and what we're all about: elevating the everyday through our minimal ingredient plant-based cheese and butter.

We love their approach, which is 100% commitment to sustainability for ALL of their products, and feel that we align deeply when it comes to doing as much good as possible for the wellbeing of our customers and our planet. We are committed to creating more consciousness through food, and every touch point of our food business!