Frequently Asked Questions
How secure is my information when ordering?
As safe, if not safer than ordering over the phone. Our ordering process is a secured electronic transaction designed to protect your vital information. Of course any purchase process includes the risk of abuse, but the facts show that online purchases are much safer than in-person purchases or telephone purchases.
What makes Sirabella’s plant-based cheesecake unique?
Being vegan or lactose intolerant can make one feel left out at holiday parties and family gatherings when specialty desserts like cheesecake are served. We know the feeling. As founders, one of us is vegan and the other is lactose intolerant. So we created a New York style cheesecake that is non-dairy and egg free (and about half the calories and all the cholesterol!) but without the loss of the thick and creamy texture and the taste of traditional cheesecake.
We are proud to show you the story of our company below on video.
Where are your plant-based cheesecakes made?
All of our cakes are made directly for you in our state of the art baking facility. It retains the highest standards of safety and cleanliness.
How many servings are there in a plant-based cheesecake?
There are 12 servings or 42 ounces in our 8" cheesecakes.
Are Sirabella's plant-based cheesecakes and sauces certified vegan?
Yes, our cheesecakes and all sauces are certified by Vegan.org (Vegan Action/Vegan Awareness Foundation). This is the the leading organization in the plant-based industry for certification. We are proud to say they did a complete check of our ingredients, suppliers, and cleaning methods. Our customers can have the utmost confidence that our product meets their moral and ethical needs. To see a copy of our certification, please click here.
What are the ingredients?
Non-Dairy Cream Cheese (Water, Expeller processed oil blend (Soybean, Palm Fruit and Olive), Maltodextrin, Non-GMO (Soy Protein, Tofu), Non-Dairy Lactic Acid, Natural Gums (Locust bean, Guar, Cellulose, Xanthan, and Carrageenan), Organic Sugar, Vegetable Mono and Diglycerides, Salt), Cane Sugar, Non-GMO Graham Meal (Enriched Wheat Flour (Contain: Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Graham Flour, Cane Sugar, Sunflower Oil, Molasses) Wheat Flour, Modified Tapioca Starch, Corn Starch, Vanilla Extract, Lemon Juice, Natural Flavor, Sodium Bicarbonate, Annatto Color.
Contains: wheat and soy is produced in a facility that manufactures tree nuts.
Do your products contain any peanuts or nuts of any kind?
All of our products are totally nut-free. We do not use peanuts or nuts of any kind in our product. However, our products are made in a location where other peanut and/or tree nut products are present. We therefore cannot guarantee that there will not be any peanut (or other nut) contamination, no matter how unlikely the possibility.
Are your products gluten-free?
Unfortunately, our plant-based cheesecake does contain gluten. We are a company that caters to people that have lactose, egg, honey, and peanut allergies. We are very sympathetic to people that suffer from allergies as one of our founders is lactose intolerant himself. We are always testing recipes to see if we can serve new markets as long as we can keep the taste consistent with our high standards. We welcome you to sign up for our newsletter to stay informed of our new products that may meet your allergy or health concern.
Do you have a physical store or bakery?
We would love to have a store or bakery to meet the demands of our customers. But unfortunately, the Vegan and Lactose community, while large, is still only a fraction of society. At the current time, we are meeting those demands in the most cost effective way possible over the web with immediate shipping and to select stores that carry our product.
Do you offer discounts for large orders?
We are experts at processing your large or corporate orders. Please contact us directly to find out what the discounts are available for your bulk order.
How will my plant-based cheesecake arrive?
All of our plant-based cheesecakes are shipped frozen in specially designed packaging to safely transport our products. Cakes will ship with ice packs and dry ice. As long as the cake is cool to touch, it is perfect for eating even if there is no dry ice remaining in the package. Please note when handling dry ice, do not use bare hands. These cakes will be shipped in a traditional fancy bakery style box.
What are the handling instructions? Or, what do I do with my plant-based cheesecake once it is delivered?
Our plant-based cheesecakes should be removed from their containers upon arrival. For cakes shipped with ice packs, dispose of the outer packaging and place the cake in the box. At this point, you may consume, refrigerate, or refreeze. Our cakes will last up to seven days in the refrigerator or up to one year in the freezer at 10 degrees below. Whichever you choose, your plant-based cheesecake will taste as fresh as if you were enjoying it in a restaurant.
How should I serve my plant-based cheesecake?
Plant-based cheesecakes should be served at room temperature. If frozen, leave cake overnight in the refrigerator and defrost on counter 3 hours before serving. Otherwise, defrost on counter 4-5 hours before serving. Yes, it really takes that long. If you need it immediately from a frozen state, we recommend cutting one slice at a time and putting it in the microwave for 15 seconds.
What is the best way in which to cut a whole plant-based cheesecake?
Plant-based cheesecakes are best served at room temperature. Use a warm knife (dip in hot water) to cut the plant-based cheesecake. A chef's knife or cake knife works best. Wipe the knife with a damp towel in between each slice to ensure a smooth cut. Watch for fast hands trying to grab the cut slices! Enjoy!
Can I refreeze the product?
The product can be refrozen without product deterioration for up to one year at 10 degrees below. Simply place unused portions in a freezer safe container or bag and return to the freezer.
What are your shipping charges?
Shipping rates will depend on cake, quantities, and distance. When you get to the checkout section of the web site, you will see how much your shipping is based on what you ordered and your zip code. Our company does bundle our shipping demand with other companies in a network to lower the cost from our carriers. We do to this for the sole purpose of passing on our savings to our customers.
When will I receive my order?
We ship all orders on Mondays or Tuesdays. All orders have to be place before 10AM Eastern Standard Time. Once shipments are sent out, almost all orders take 2-3 business days. Please note that we cannot ship to PO Boxes. When shipping to multi-unit buildings, packages may be delivered to apartment office. When sending to a residential address, it is standard practice to leave the package at the door if no one is home. Please advise the recipient that a package is coming and to be on the lookout.
Once your order is processed, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from us. Once the order is shipped, you will receive an additional email with a tracking code for your package. If you have already placed an order and are inquiring on the status, you can call us at 1-800-516-1453. Below is our shipping schedule based on the time an order is made.
Note: Orders may be subject to delay due to the rare occurrence of FedEx operational issues, dry ice shortages, or public events that restrict shipping to certain zip codes for a period of time.
We ship our products from Mon-Tue with Fed Ex. It takes 2-3 business days to deliver. It's is packaged with dry ice in order for the product to arrive frozen.
Due to the nature of the product, there are no refunds for our edible products because we can't be responsible for what happens to packages after we ship them. We always make sure your package will be safe and that you can track it. Please make sure someone is home when the package arrives.
Let us know if you have a problem and we will try to resolve it for you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via our toll free number or our contact us page.
How can I contact you?
You can call us at 1-800-516-1453 or contact us through the “contact us” section on the web site. Please have your order number available if applicable.
Does the plant-based cheesecake have any preservatives?
No. We do not add any preservatives to the plant-based cheesecake. We only use the finest ingredients.
Does the plant-based cheesecake contain palm oil?
We do use palm oil in our plant-based cream cheese. However, all palm oil used is derived from sustainable sources. It is also certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The qualifications and criteria that have been met for this ingredient are documented on RSPO's website at http://www.rspo.org
Are Sirabella's plant-based cheesecakes kosher?
Our plant-based cheesecakes are certified kosher by Kof-K. The product will arrive sealed in our signature packaging with all of the proper labeling indicating the product is kosher. Our facility is shared with other baking companies that are kosher under the same supervision but are dairy. For this reason, we are considered Kosher, but it should be note that the products are prepared on dairy equipment. However, no ingredients in our products contain any dairy.