Cheese. How I love the stuff.
When I think of cheese, I think of melted, gooey goodness of a pizza. The sharp bite of mac and cheese.
I think of the burgers of my youth- melted cheese on a fresh-grilled beef patty.
From reading your comments last week, I know I’m not the only one that loves cheese.
And let’s face it, there has been no cheese substitute that perfectly matches the look, the textures, and the tastes of cheese. But companies are now getting pretty darn close.
Let me tell you about Daiya.
Daiya’s product line includes dairy-free cheese slices, wedges, shreds, and cream cheese spread. They also have their own line of frozen pizzas.
Daiya has a flavor and texture that many find appealing, but the best part is that it melts like cheese. Food texture is a large part of the dining experience, and thanks to Daiya, vegans can enjoy a cheese substitute that pleases the senses.
If you’d like to try Daiya, I suggest starting with Amy’s vegan mac and cheeze. Amy’s has a wide variety of vegan offerings in their product line, including this dairy-free, gluten-free macaroni and cheeze entree. I find it to have a rich, cheesy taste and a texture that is gooey and just a bit chewy.
Many restaurants that offer vegan alternatives use Daiya. For example, Mellow Mushroom offers Daiya as a specialty cheese.
I’ve made my own vegan pizza using Daiya.
It was delicious! As you can see, the shreds really do melt, unlike many vegan cheeses. It has a cheesy flavor and texture. Just don’t go overboard on consumption or you’ll find yourself with an upset stomach.
There are other vegan cheese products on the market, but if it’s your first time trying a vegan alternative to cheese, I’d suggest you try Daiya.
Have you tried a dairy-free cheese? What brand and what did you think?