Melissa Murphy-Webster

Ethical Living Advocate & Director

What led me to this path?

Bobby calves, it broke my heart that we treated animals like this. Like many people I didn’t over think how milk and cheese products got to my plate. That in turn made me seek out truth for other foods as well as cosmetics, cleaning and clothing. I am pretty sure I had never heard the term or knowingly met a vegan until after I became one myself. I wish I had known sooner.

So I registered A Vegan Smiles as a business which is now known as AVS Organic Foods.

AVS Organic Foods is a business based in Victoria Australia that aims to create and provide tasty foods that are free from animal cruelty. Specialising in Artisan Vegan Non Dairy Cheese & Food, established: 2013

I began AVS to focuses on non-dairy cheeses using different techniques that include, culturing, ageing and fermenting. All non-dairy cheeses are gluten free and organic.

I became acutely aware of the different dietary restrictions for many people so strive to make options that are nut free, soy free and fructose free.
You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy vegan cheese.

In getting the best tasting Vegan Non Dairy Cheese to you AVS are constantly innovating by testing new styles and making improvements.

AVS is a strong advocate for animal welfare and was founded on the desire to educate non-vegan’s that foods can taste great, even better without animal products, coupled with the frustration of the limitation in purchasing vegan friendly or dairy free products when out with family and friends.
Compassion and love are the strengths that we want to see in the future towards all of earths beings and we hope that you would like to take that path as well by reading our food posts and enjoying recipes linked to each.

6 Random things about me;

  1. I am a qualified Beauty Therapist as well as experienced in Risk Mitigation
  2. I love pumpkin….really LOVE pumpkin.
  3. I have the same birthday as Kylie Minogue and we are Geminis
  4. I am a chicken rescuer.
  5. I find so many lost dogs on the street that my friends joke that I jump fences to steal them.
  6. I left home when I was 15 years old.
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