Many plant-based dairy brands are built around ‘hero’ ingredients such as almond or coconut. At Eclipse Foods, by contrast, the mission is to replicate the taste and functionality of real dairy, and the brand, which could span multiple dairy platforms, is front and center, says co-founder Aylon Steinhart: “We’re following the Beyond Meat playbook; they’re not selling a pea or a bean burger, they’re selling a Beyond Burger.”

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