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#1 Old 12-14-2014, 11:56 AM
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Daiya cheese

I tried the daiya provolone slices last week and they were pretty gross. Has anyone tried the mozzarella? I'm willing to to give it 1 more try. It's too expensive to buy it and than throw it away.
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#2 Old 12-14-2014, 01:05 PM
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Hmmm, I would not. I always considered mozz and provolone interchangable, so I'm surprised Daiya has both!
I do love the shreds for grilled cheese and think I'm happy to stick with that.
I had a raincheck for the chunks at Whole Foods but by the time I got back it had expired. Oh well, I guess I'll never know
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I didn't like the provolone either but I love the jalapeno garlic havarti wedge and the shreds. I don't think I've tried the mozzarella.
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Maybe I'll give the shreds a try than
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I like the provolone slices on a sandwich or melted into some mac and cheddar. But I also recognize that all cheeses, both real and fake, are sort of gross. Daiya's new gouda block is interesting. I'd like to see them come out with a Colby style.

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Hmmm... cheese is never a craving to me, though being a Mongolian. I mean i used to eat a lot of cheese, and to give up, what you need to do is just insist, do not even think about that word...
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Try the shreds, they are much much better than the slices. The cheddar slices are tolerable but the provolone and mozzarella ones are gross. I use the shreds for all kinds of things "cheesy".


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I've tried the daiya slices (swiss and provolone), and the mozzarella shreds. I didn't like the slices either. The mozzarella shreds are much better than the slices, in my opinion.

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The chedderbshreds are great, but i dont like the slices or the moz. I've stoppped buying daiya after I mastered my own home made dairy free cheeses! Nothing says nachoes like queso, and my milk-free queso is the best on the coast ^_^ I'll share the recipe sometime.
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I never eat vegan cheese as a chunk or uncooked, I put it on pizza or in sauces and that way it does taste OK. I once tried it just like that and it was like cheese flavoured rubber, very unpleasant.

But as said above, melt it and it will be ok most of the time

I like Wilmbersburger vegan cheese, it's the closest to 'real'' cheese we have over here.
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I tried the mozzarella shreds for the first time the other day. They were not bad, and I'm coming off an omni backslide that lasted years , so dairy cheese is still fresh in my mind.
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I tried the mozzarella shreds for the first time the other day. They were not bad, and I'm coming off an omni backslide that lasted years , so dairy cheese is still fresh in my mind.

Whenever people ask me if something tastes good, the worst I will say is "Not bad" :P I really want to try their cheese, but do you think it is worth the price?
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Whenever people ask me if something tastes good, the worst I will say is "Not bad" :P I really want to try their cheese, but do you think it is worth the price?
You mean Daiya? It's at most $4.50 in OHio for the shreds, and often on sale. I swear the cheddar shreds are just American cheese when it comes to a grilled cheese. I like to add to a nutritional yeast mac and cheese for some of the sticky quality, but not too much.
I keep the bag in the freezer as it lasts a while
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The thing about Daiya is that I use so much less of it than I would have cow milk cheese back in the day. I went years without any cheese subs though, so maybe it's that.

But when I make a pizza, or Mac and cheeze, I use a lot less Daiya than I would have cow cheese.
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You mean Daiya? It's at most $4.50 in OHio for the shreds, and often on sale. I swear the cheddar shreds are just American cheese when it comes to a grilled cheese. I like to add to a nutritional yeast mac and cheese for some of the sticky quality, but not too much.
I keep the bag in the freezer as it lasts a while
Ok cool! I will def have to try the cheddar shreds out
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The thing about Daiya is that I use so much less of it than I would have cow milk cheese back in the day. I went years without any cheese subs though, so maybe it's that.

But when I make a pizza, or Mac and cheeze, I use a lot less Daiya than I would have cow cheese.
I have the exact same experience! I rarely use vegan cheese on stuff, but when I do I tend to use a lot at once. I didn't even try the vegan cheeses my first two years vegan, but did make homemade almond based cheese (using agar to hold it together). I would make the nutritional yeast based "cheese sauces" or blend tofu and sweet potato and nutritional yeast for a thick "cheese" with macaroni. I was not a fan of dairy cheese since it made me so sick so I had avoided it for years as an omni. Maybe that's why it never appealed to me to try vegan cheese.

When I did finally try Daiya I was pleasantly surprised. My partner (who is omni) also likes it, and he is a HUGE fan of dairy cheese so it is surprising he likes Daiya.

Now, I finally tried Punk Rawk Labs almond based cheese and I was in love lol. THAT stuff is good, but at almost $14 for a small square of it, I just don't buy it. I only bought it twice.
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I bought a daya pizza about 2 weeks ago. I thought is was horrible. There was a 2$ cupon with the pizza, but I won't be using it. I just don't like any kind of fatty topping on a pizza I guess. It's good to know I won't be spending any money on vegan cheese.
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Granted daiya cheese didn't come out until well over a decade after I stopped eating the real thing, it was the first vegan cheese that I tried that I like. I much prefer the cheddar shreds to any of the others but it melts and I like the taste. My kids (who are not vegans) prefer it to real cheese as well. I find that it costs about the same as an equivalent sized bag of normal cheese shreds.

The daiya pizza is so-so. I wouldn't blame it entirely on the cheese on it. It definitely isn't the best pizza I've ever had but I don't mind it.
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I'm not crazy about it. I can eat it on pizza and that's about it. I haven't found a vegan cheese that I really like. That vegan rella is absolutely horrid.


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