Miyoko Schinner is the fearless CEO & Founder of Miyoko's, a food brand combining culinary traditions with food technology to revolutionize dairy by making cheese and butter without cows.
Through an innovative proprietary process that merges food science with old world creamery methods, Schinner has successfully scaled the production of fermented cheese and cultured butter made from plants. Under Schinner's visionary leadership, Miyoko's has replaced animal-dairy products on the shelves of more than 10,000 retailers nationwide including Target, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Kroger and Safeway.
The pioneer of the plant-based cheese revolution, Schinner is a passionate culinarian, former restaurateur, best-selling cookbook author, co-host of the national PBS cooking show "Vegan Mashup" and a founding board member of the Plant-Based Foods Association. Schinner also co-founded Rancho Compasion - a farmed animal sanctuary in California that provides a home to over 70 farm animals.
She lives with her husband and has 3 grown children, 2 dogs and 2 cats.