We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding Violife products in South Africa. Should you not find the answer you’re looking for, feel free to contact us.

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Where can I find Violife Products?

You can find the Violife range of products across these various retailers. Should you not see it on the shelves, please do ask the retail manager which one of their closest alternative branches do stock our amazing vegan cheese.

  • Checkers
  • Pick n Pay
  • Spar
  • Food Lovers Market
  • Dischem
  • Wellness Warehouse
  • Multiple Independent Health Stores

Which restaurants use Violife Cheese Products?

Please confirm with the manager on duty at any of the following restaurants about the availability of Violife at their branch:

  • Spur
  • Panarottis
  • Hudson’s Burger Joint
  • Multiple Independent Restaurants and Eateries

Can I buy Violife Products on this website?

Yes! You can buy in bulk directly from Vfoods online here.

Which Violife Cheese Products are available in South Africa?

  • Violife Classic Cheese Slices
  • Violife Cheddar Cheese Slices
  • Violife Cheese Slices with Herbs
  • Violife For Pizza Mozzarella Blocks and Loaves
  • Violife Greek White (Vegan Feta) Cheese
  • Violife Mediterranean Style (Halloumi) Block
  • Violife Prosociano (Parmesan) Wedge
  • Violife Tzatziki Cream Cheese

Are there any preservatives in Violife Cheese?

All Violife products are free from preservatives.

Does Violife Cheese contain artificial colourants?

No artificial colourings are contained in Violife

Can you freeze the Violife Cheeses?

Violife products must be refrigerated and not frozen, otherwise upon thawing the texture will be spoilt. It has nothing to do with the flavour or food safety. It’s only the texture that will be different thus spoiling the experience we intend for our consumers.

Violife For Pizza Mozzarella can be grated and then frozen if it’s to be used directly on a pizza.

How long does the Violife Cheese last?

Violife has a very long shelf life due to the method used when packaging it as there is 0% oxygen. This means in it’s original packaging it can last between 6-12 months depending on the product.

Once opened:

Violife slices stay fresh for 7 days when you fully cover the pack after you open it using a cling film or when you place the opened pack in a food container.

Violife creamy stays fresh for 7 days after you open the packaging. Violife Prosociano & Mediterranean Style stay fresh for 15 days after you open the packaging.

What Ingredients are used in Violife?

Artificial colorings

No artificial colorings are contained in Violife products.

Barley starch

The barley starch used in Violife Mediterranean style block is refined and gluten has been completely removed.

Beta Carotene

Beta carotene that is used in all Violife products is from plant sources and is considered a natural product. It is suitable for a vegan diet.


Violife products contain a range of 5 to 25 mg naturally occurring calcium from raw materials per 100g of product. 

Cholesterol Content

All Violife products are made with coconut oil and have a plant-based cholesterol content of less than 0.5mg/100g, a tiny amount compared to the cholesterol content of dairy cheese (up to 150mg/100g).

Coconut oil

Coconut oil used in all our Violife products is not hydrogenated. It is just refined.

Corn Starch

Corn Starch (either native or modified) is not contained in the Violife products listed below as an ingredient:

Violife Prosociano, Violife creamy, Violife Greek white block.

Please note though that all Violife products may contain traces of corn starch or corn derivatives:

  1. Because of the existence of such derivatives in the flavourings, i.e. maltodextrin.
  2. Due to the fact that the aforementioned products share the same production lines with products that do contain corn starch as an ingredient

Free-from range

Violife range is free from dairy, casein, whey, lactose, milk, eggs, gluten (contained in wheat, oats, barley, rye), soya, nuts (including peanuts & tree nuts), fish, shellfish, mustard, sesame and cereals containing gluten.

They are manufactured in an egg-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, nut-free, sesame-free, fish- free, shellfish-free, mustard-free facility.

Garlic and Onion

The following Violife products contain garlic or onion:

Prosociano Wedge (only onion), Tzatziki flavour creamy (only garlic)

Gluten / Wheat

All Violife products do not contain wheat starch and gluten. They are gluten-free and wheat starch free.  They are manufactured in a gluten-free and wheat-free facility.


Violife products DO NOT contain any genetically modified ingredients. They are non-GMO and have been certified by the Non GMO project in the US.

MSG (mono sodium glutamate)

We have a strict policy regarding MSG (Mono Sodium Glutamate) we do not add it in any of our products. Our ingredients, as well, do not contain added MSG. In short there is absolutely no added MSG to be found anywhere in our products be it flavouring’s or other ingredients, this is fundamental to our ethos.

Potato or potato derivatives

All Violife products contain potato starch (either native or modified).

Sunflower seed or sunflower derivatives

The vegan flavouring and colour in all Violife products contain sunflower oil.

Trans Fat

Violife products, made with coconut oil, contain less than 0.25% naturally occurring trans- fat.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is cyanocobalamin, a natural product from plant sources.


All Violife products contain yeast extract or yeast derivatives as part of the vegan flavours. Please note, that if traces of actual yeast are contained, they are totally inactive.

This ingredient is present albeit in extremely small quantities from the fermentation process and is further pasteurized during our production process.

Monkeys…(no not as an ingredient!)

We use large coconut oil processors who are committed against child labor and the use of animals (monkeys).  They are supplied crude coconut oil only from recognized farms committed against child labor and animal cruelty. This of course involves us paying a premium that we gladly do.  Furthermore we – Violife (Arivia) and our suppliers are members of SEDEX (Ethical Trading covering No Animal Labour & Abuse).

Still need help?

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