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#1 Old 01-04-2015, 07:29 PM
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Favourite Vegan Cheese

I tried Daiya and it was horribly gross. Usually I can stomach foods and just finish a pakage cause I paid for something, but I immediately composted the food I was eating and gave the rest to my lactose intolerant omni mother. I am a cheese lover (american/cheddar) and would like a good vegan cheese that tastes close to cheese. Any recommendations?
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#2 Old 01-04-2015, 07:35 PM
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Can you get "vegan Cheesley cheese" by VBites?
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#4 Old 01-05-2015, 08:13 PM
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Was it the Daiya shreds you didn't like? They also have wedges that are a bit different and you might like those better, the jalapeno garlic havarti wedge is the only vegan cheese I've ever thought was good enough to eat plain straight out of the package.
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I pretty much hate all vegan cheese and I've tried a good deal, and have made some myself too. Cheese is just something I've learned to live without. Like milk, I see no need to find a substitute.

That said, I have used Daiya...IN SMALL AMOUNTS...in dishes and it wasn't have bad. I've also had the slices and used them on burgers....meh. The key being I when I rarely eat it, I eat it in small amounts and always with some other food like topped on enchiladas or a pasta, etc.
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It's definitely better to use as a cooking ingredient than eating it "neat"...
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#7 Old 01-06-2015, 06:50 PM
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I used Daiya shreds in veggie tacos. So, so, so, gross.
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#8 Old 01-07-2015, 08:26 AM
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The only thing I use Daiya cheddar shreds for is a grilled cheese. I don't find it ANY different than the American slices, which you said you liked.
Other than that I don't care for it, or any other vegan cheezze. I do find what you use them for makes a huge difference though. I tried the only vegan mozzerella Trader Joe has and it totally gross until I tried it melted in enchiladas. It got sorta saucy and completely different
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I don't know how relevant this is since it's only in Sweden (and maybe some other nordic countries?), but there's a brand called "Astrid & Aporna" which sells a lot of different cheeses, one if them being branded as a pizza cheese and it's really amazing! I was over the moon when I found it because it really the only cheese I've found that tastes like "real" cheese. So if you ever go to Sweden or knows anyone there that can buy it for you I'd recommend it, haha. : )
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Olives are by far a better cheese sub.
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I just bought Toffutti cheddar slices. It tastes a million times better than Daiya cheese. However, it has a weird smell and bit of an after taste. I think it's passable in a sandwich where it is not the star. So, I'd use it in a veggie sandwich, but wouldn't use it to make grilled cheese.
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#12 Old 01-30-2015, 12:10 AM
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My favourite is Sheese. I love the original spread and medium cheddar. I get it from a local IGA, but not all stock it. There is also a GoVita in Katoomba and Thomas Dux in Hornsby that sell it. Same deal though, not all stores will stock it.
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I just bought Toffutti cheddar slices. It tastes a million times better than Daiya cheese. However, it has a weird smell and bit of an after taste. I think it's passable in a sandwich where it is not the star. So, I'd use it in a veggie sandwich, but wouldn't use it to make grilled cheese.
I have tried Tofutti but I must say that I found Cheezly to be better...

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Yeah, that stuff is gross, lol. I had it on pizza once, and it wasn't good. The taste is fine, but the texture is not for me.

When I cook Mexican though sometimes I use a little nutritional yeast, as it has a 'cheesy' flavor. I think you can actually make cheese sauces from it. But it's typically not worth the hassle to me.
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I have seen a pizza made by VBites with Cheezly cheese...It's quite small for a pizza but I think it is worth a try
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I went over to the dark side and tried Daiya cheese again. This time I tried mozzarella shredded cheese and it tasted pretty good. I made flat bread pizza and it was melty, gooey, deliciousness. I'm still scared to try cheddar again. Maybe it was just the cheddar flavour that tasted like ass.

As for the Tofutti, it has grown on me even more. I previously put it in sandwiches and pitas that had avocado, hummus and tons of veggies, and tasted good as part of cast of characters. I think I'll try it in a grilled cheese and have it be he main star now.


I think of lot of it is just adjusting to how things are supposed to taste and getting a new normal as a vegan.


@GoVegan - I don't think it's available in Canada.

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Yeah, that stuff is gross, lol. I had it on pizza once, and it wasn't good. The taste is fine, but the texture is not for me.
I think the cheddar is gross, but I tried the mozzarella one and it tasted pretty good.
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I have seen a pizza made by VBites with Cheezly cheese...It's quite small for a pizza but I think it is worth a try
I've tried it and I couldn't tell it was vegan cheese, it was really nice, more of a killer was the fake pepperoni. Though i regret to have thrown away the wrapper with info to see which cheezly type was in it

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I've tried it and I couldn't tell it was vegan cheese, it was really nice, more of a killer was the fake pepperoni. Though i regret to have thrown away the wrapper with info to see which cheezly type was in it
I'm definitely going to have to try them now! Btw I only found them because you mentioned them in a previous thread so thanks for that
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No worries, you'll like them. Of course as soon as the penny sale was over they were back in stock :/, but on the positive got some vegan vitamins on penny sale, bargain!

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The penny sale is great! And Holland and Barrett are generous with their rewards vouchers too, which helps with costs
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This is an old thread but I like Bio Life! Or whatever it's called. It's even in Coles these days. Soy free and such.
Tasty tasty! I eat it cold and happily. That said I never really ate cheese before because it hurt my stomach. So I don't miss cheese or compare it to the real thing... I just like the taste and the fat feeling...
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