Chicago Soydairy started in the winter of 2002 in Ryan Howard's FDA-approved basement. During this period, it was a weekend hobby for Ryan and co-founder Dan Ziegler. It wasn't until 2004 with the launch of Temptation Vegan Ice Cream that the business really took off. Temptation was simply the best-tasting non-dairy ice cream on the market, and, in their humble opinion, it continues to be the best to this day. Growth was fast and Ryan's basement was small. They moved into our current facility in 2005 and have never stopped growing. With the launch of Teese Vegan Cheese in 2008 and Dandies Vegan Marshmallows in 2009, Chicago Soydairy continues to make some of the most innovative and best-tasting vegan products on the market. And that's not just them tooting our own horn; they've received some awards and recognition along the way.