Alternative cheese producer Julienne Bruno raises £5m
Food tech startup Julienne Bruno has been awarded £5m for its plant-based cheese alternative, bringing its total investment to over £6m.
Julienne Bruno currently offers three types of dairy-free cheeses and dry-aged vegetables as she seeks to tap into a growing alternative meat and dairy market.
Leading investors in the alternative cheese round were Cherry Ventures, Outsized Ventures, Seedcamp and Nicoya. Julienne Bruno’s investment comes after her £1m pre-seed led by Seedcamp in February last year.
Carlos Eduardo Espinal, Managing Partner of Seedcamp, said: “Julienne Bruno’s Collection 01 is not only a more sustainable and ethical alternative to dairy products, but it also tastes even better! Axel and his team improve the dairy-free food experience without compromising on taste or texture! »
Its replacement cheese is stocked at Selfridges London, Holland & Barrett and Whole Foods Market.
The London-based company was founded in 2020 and now has 16 employees. The production of his food is done in-house, also in London.
“At remarkable speed – less than a year in development – Julienne Bruno’s team created and brought to market the best dairy-free, plant-based cheese,” said Christian Meermann, founding partner of Cherry Ventures.
Last month food tech colleague Hoxton Farms landed £20million to open a pilot facility to produce cultured fat from animal stem cells.