“Right now, a lot of plant-based products are no better than animal products, and in some cases, they are actually worse,” claimed Dr. Oliver Zahn, founder and CEO at Climax Foods, a data-driven startup reverse engineering animal foods and rebuilding them with plants.
“We’re offering the first zero compromise product that is actually better than dairy cheese in every way on taste, texture, nutrition, and price, which is why we have multiple multibillion-dollar dairy companies competing to work with us.”
His first products—plant-based brie, blue cheese, feta, and chevre—deliver complex flavors, creamy textures, and protein levels that match dairy cheese, said Zahn, who has raised $27 million to support his AI-powered startup.
“Things are just building up at our new Petaluma plant, so we’re starting with a small-scale launch in restaurants with Michelin-starred chefs, but hopefully by the end of the year we’ll also have a retail presence.”
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