CHKP is an early-stage alternative dairy company based in Israel and the US. We have developed a wide range of products, thus far having perfected milk, creamer, yogurt, cream cheese, and pudding. 


All our products are:

Clean label - 6 ingredients max. per product, all simple and common, no phosphates, no E-numbers










And so great in taste, texture, aroma, and mouthfeel!







Creamy with mild acidity. Subtle notes of dairy cream.


Chickpea is one of the most nutritious and sustainable plant proteins. It lacks allergenicity and is eaten regularly by consumers around the world, with no negative associations around taste or texture. •CHKP is the first company in the world to develop dairy products from chickpea protein isolate and has gained priceless, proprietary know-how on using the ingredient to create alternative dairy products with exceptional taste, texture, and nutritional values.


The Lawyer

Noam Sharon

Co-Founder and CEO

With over 20 years of experience as a corporate and securities lawyer in Israel, Noam is a leading expert in various legal aspects of the capital markets, including financial derivatives, corporate governance, compliance, and regulation. Before turning to food innovation entrepreneurship, Noam advised and represented Israel’s “blue chip” corporations, for whom he managed some of the biggest M&A transactions in banking, real estate, industry (including food), and tech. Noam served as a partner at MEITAR, Israel’s leading international law firm, and headed its domestic corporate and securities division. He later served for two years as owner rep and consultant for a leading Israeli family office with total assets under management of over $5B.

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The Activist

David Benzaquen

Regional Director, US Operations

David is one of the world’s leading experts in the plant-based industry. From 2010 to 2019, he was the Founder and CEO of PlantBased Solutions, the world’s first strategic consulting firm dedicated to plant-based consumer packaged foods. While under his tenure, PlantBased Solutions advised more than 150 plant-based companies on their branding, marketing, sales, distribution and fundraising. He sold the business successfully in 2019. From 2016 to 2020, David served as Co-Founder and CEO of Ocean Hugger Foods, a first mover in the plant-based seafood space, which received multiple industry awards for its innovative products. David is the founder of Mission: Plant, his holding company of investments in the plant-based industry.

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The Chef

Noam Dekkers

Co-Founder and Director of Business Development

Noam has more than twenty years of experience in the food business, having successfully managed large teams across a wide range of functions including pricing, operations, product development, human resources, and business development. He began his career on the culinary side and quickly rose through the ranks to become Executive Chef at several heralded restaurants in Europe and Israel. Later, Noam received a Kellogg School of Management EMBA degree and served as founder and CEO of Bisaleh Food LTD, a revolutionary company that manufactured fresh, healthy, high-quality food for the entire family provided through a user-friendly, immediately accessible, and widely affordable service organization.

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The Engineer

Asaf Cohen-Jonathan


Asaf is a highly seasoned food engineer ( Chemistry, Food engineering) with over a decade of experience in leadership positions in the areas of product development and line R&D management. He has devoted his career to and developed a deep level of expertise in plant-based proteins and hydrocolloids. He has served as Chief R&D Director and CTO for several leading Israeli food manufacturers and spent 6 years leading cross-border projects in Europe for Nestle. Having started his career as a line technologist at the biggest dairy company in Israel (TNUVA, the Israeli franchisee for Yoplait), he is thrilled to be coming full circle in developing products that can disrupt the same category. Above all else, Asaf is a passionate foodie.

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