5280 – Q&A: Alexandra Carone of the Honest Stand

Cheese is often the most difficult ingredient to give up when saying goodbye to dairy but the transition is a lot easier once you try the Honest Stand’s wares. These vegan and Paleo “cheese” sauces come in four varieties (more are on the way)- alfredo, blue, nacho, and smoked-and are free of gluten, soy, dairy, and yeast. In fact, founders of the Denver-based company, Alexandra Carone and Jeremy Day, initially started making the allergen-friendly sauces to satisfy their own insatiable cheese cravings. We caught up with Carone to chat about her inspiration and what’s next for the popular gourmet brand.