Does MATCH® Meat taste like animal meat?

It does, to the point where consumers think they're eating real meat. Use MATCH® Italian sausage in your favorite lasagna or bolognese...your friends and family won't even know! 

What is MATCH® made from?

MATCH® is made from a blend of natural plant proteins, including high-quality, non-GMO soy. Our unique recipes are free from GMOs, cholesterol, trans-fat, hormones, antibiotics, artificial colors and artificial flavors. 

Is MATCH® Meat gluten-free?

MATCH® Beef, MATCH® Italian Sausage and MATCH® Chorizo are gluten free. 

What dishes can be made with MATCH® Meats?

MATCH® Meats can be used in any recipe, directly in place of their conventional meat equivalent. MATCH® is great for chili, tacos, meatballs, meatloaf, ravioli, stir-fry, lasagna, spaghetti sauce and more. 

How much time does it take to prepare MATCH® Meat?

When thawed, cook MATCH® for about half the amount of time as it's conventional equivalent. If frozen, it will take about 10% less time. Don't overcook MATCH® as the meat will dry out just like conventional meat. And remember, MATCH® isn't actually raw, so you don't have to worry about consuming undercooked meat. All you're doing when cooking MATCH® is giving it flavor and heating it up!

What is the shelf life of MATCH® Meat?

MATCH® can be kept in the freezer for up to 18 months. Thawed MATCH® Meat can be kept in the refrigerator for 5-7 days in it's original packaging. MATCH® can be refrozen after thawing, and cooked from a frozen or thawed state. Thawing and refreezing multiple times will not compromise the safety of the food.

How much does it cost?

MATCH® is proudly made in the USA with the highest quality ingredients. For this reason, MATCH® Meats is near equivalent to the price of quality animal meat, and is closely correlated to the price of the premium ingredients that we use.  

When and where can I buy it?

MATCH® Meats is available in St. Louis area Dierbergs grocery stores and can be purchased online at veganessentials.com. For restaurant owners and operators interested in MATCH® Meats for foodservice, please be in touch for more information.