let's sauce it up!

flavorful, healthy cheese sauce - without the cheese… magic!

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what is zo͞oˈkēnē cheese?

zo͞oˈkēnē cheese is redefining the world of cheese, bringing you an innovative dairy-free, nut-free cheese sauce made from zucchini and yellow squash!

Our vegetable-based cheese sauce is not only packed with flavor and nutrients, but also offers the added benefits of protein and fiber from chickpeas. Plus, it’s free of the top 9 allergens, so it is filled with all the good stuff and none of the BS. 

no dairy here!

peanut free!

no gluten!

tree nut free!

no shellfish!

egg free!

no soy!

sesame free!

no fish here!

Our mission is plain and simple good food for all.

zo͞oˈkēnē cheese is so good and so good for you that you’ll forget it’s all vegetables!

health benefits of


Vitamin A + Beta-carotene

Vitamin A is important for good vision, and the primary source of Vitamin A is beta-carotene. Beta-carotene gives that bright yellow color and acts as an antioxidant to protect the body from free radicals, keep your immune system, tissues, and mucous membranes, hair, and skin healthy.

Iron + Folate

Iron + Folate help the body to maintain a normal rate of red blood cell production and prevent anemia. Folate is also important to support the normal development of the fetal brain and nervous system.

Potassium + Magnesium

Potassium + Magnesium help with muscle contractions and blood pressure regulation.


Fiber helps lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar levels, and maintain gut health.


Fiber provides nourishment for your gut bacteria and fuels the colon cells to keep everything moving smoothly in your digestive tract.

A Saucy Victory Dance for Your Taste Buds!

smokey nacho

Score big on flavor at your next sporting event or Taco Tuesday! Smokey Nacho is here to ignite your taste buds to the next level!

Made with love and packed with zucchini and yellow squash, Smokey Nacho is the healthy alternative you've been searching for. Kiss those greasy, calorie-laden cheeses goodbye and say hello to a vegetable-based delight that brings all the flavor without the guilt! But wait, there's more! Our sauce gets an extra boost of protein and fiber from chickpeas. Who knew cheese could be this nutritious? 

Picture this: you're cheering on your favorite team, and everyone's craving that classic nacho cheese goodness. Well, hold on to your taste buds, because Smokey Nacho is about to take your snacking game to a whole new level! Dip your tortilla chips in it, drizzle it over your nachos, or even pour it over your favorite veggies for a smoky, cheesy explosion of flavor. It's so versatile, Smokey Nacho will have your taste buds doing a victory dance!


  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Chickpeas
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Avocado Oil
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Hickory Liquid Smoke
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Oregano
  • Cumin
  • Turmeric

A Creamy Transport to Italian Bliss!

herb alfredo

Buongiorno, flavor enthusiasts! Get ready to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of Italian culinary delight with Herb Alfredo. This heavenly creation will whisk you away to the rolling hills of Tuscany, where the aroma of fresh herbs and the creamy indulgence of Alfredo sauce come together in perfect harmony.

Herb Alfredo is a vegetable-based sensation that will leave you craving more. Made with the finest zucchini and yellow squash, it's the healthier alternative you've been yearning for. Say goodbye to heavy cream and hello to guilt-free indulgence! Plus, our secret weapon, chickpeas, join the party to add a boost of protein and fiber to this Italian delicacy.

Perfect for elevating your pasta dishes, roasted veggies, or even your beloved lasagna to new heights of deliciousness. Our Herb Alfredo is the key that unlocks a world of culinary possibilities. Swirl it into a bowl of freshly cooked fettuccine, watch as the sauce envelopes each strand and delivers a burst of herbaceous creaminess in every bite. Your taste buds will be singing "Mamma mia!" in sheer delight!


  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Chickpeas
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Avocado Oil
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Garlic
  • Onion

we let our reviews speak for themselves.

I’m allergic to dairy so to say I’ve tried every vegan cheese is an understatement! Nothing compares to Zookene Cheese. It is so versatile and has the consistency of a melted cheese sauce. Even my dairy eating husband loves it!

E. Deuschle

dairy sensitivity warrior

Zookene Cheese is delicious! I made the Chicken and Rice casserole with Herb Alfredo from TikTok and it was beyond good. I then had to try the Smokey Nacho for Taco Tuesday. It was also a big hit!

K. Emery

zookene cheese lover

I can't believe how amazing Smokey Nacho is! As someone with severe food allergies, this sauce has been a game-changer for me. Zookene Cheese, thank you for making me feel like I can indulge again!


smokey nacho lover

As a vegan, I've tried a lot of “cheese” sauces, and Smokey Nacho has stolen my heart. It's refreshing to find a dairy-free, nut-free option that doesn't compromise on taste or texture. I find myself reaching for this sauce again and again.

B. Smith

vegan cheese enthusiast

This guilt-free 'cheese' sauce allows me to enjoy the indulgent flavors of nacho without compromising my health goals. The healthier ingredient profile has become my secret weapon in creating delicious meals.

Kris T.

weight + calorie conscious

Discovering Smokey Nacho at my local farmers market has been AMAZING! You can’t even tell it’s made from zucchini and yellow squash…how is that possible?!

Jane S.

farmer's market enthusiast

I have a severe nut allergy, so it has always been a constant struggle to find delicious and safe options, but then fate led me to discover Zookene Cheese at my local farmers market, and everything changed. Smokey Nacho has become my newfound obsession!

Chrissy R.

nut allergy warrior

Thank you for bringing joy, flavor, and a sense of freedom back into my culinary adventures. You've become an integral part of my journey, and I can't thank you enough!

Brenda D.

nut allergy warrior

It's such a relief to indulge in a 'cheese' sauce that captures the essence of traditional Alfredo while being gentle on my stomach..it’s creamy and cheesy and you wouldn’t even know it is vegetable-based!

John E.

dairy sensitivity

Herb Alfredo has become my saving grace on my health-conscious journey. I love Italian cuisine, but to find a healthier alternative that doesn’t sacrifice on taste is just WOW.


weight + calorie conscious