I tried Daiya based on the reviews here. I tried the mozzarella shreds on a homemade pizza. I have to say, it was really good! On the pizza, it did have a stretchy texture, and definitly took the place of regular cheese, like nothing else.
By itself, cold, it had a taste like a mild blue cheese. I want to make the chopped lettuce, apple, walnut salad and blue cheese dressing I always liked, with Daiya instead.
I think it's worth the price once in a while. At least it didn't make me crave real cheese, like I know the other "fakes" would.
I'm willing to try the cheddar in a baked mac & Daiya.
While it's not quite the same, it's pretty close. My biggest worry about imitations is sparking a craving. Daiya actually satisfied it instead.
Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good
More like butt.
Daiya tastes much better to me, melts nicely and is by far the best vegan cheese I've tried.
I think it's a largely subjective thing though. There are people on VB who love Teese. There are others who love Vegan Gourmet. And there are others who love other kinds I've probably not seen or heard of. No one food is going to appeal to 100% of the populace at all times.
I wanted to like Daiya but found it gross. The texture is just not right and it had a faint, grayish cast to it (I used the mozzarella on my pizza). I ended up eating some it and gagging on it. The texture is just too gluey. I picked most of it off so I could enjoy the otherwise tasty pizza without the gagging.
Ah cheese. One day a vegan cheese will exist that tastes like cheese. How can it be so difficult in this technological age? I'm sure if there were more vegans in existence and far greater profits to be made we would have a fantastic vegan cheese in no time! I hasten to add I have not tried Daiya and do not know if it is available in the UK. I see there is Facebook page to try and get it here!!
I like it, but only really every once in a while (like once a month, if that)...I get tired of that strong flavor really fast. It definitely has a unique flavor, though...I would say it tastes vaguely "cheese-like". Texture is not at all like cheese when melted, it's a bit too sticky for that, even though it does melt well.
Not a big fan of the cheddar variety, but I do like the mozzarella on pizza, in grilled cheese, in macaroni and cheese, on baked potatoes sometimes. Meh. Really I'd rather just not try to replicate cheese at all--it tends to actually make me have cravings for the real thing once I've had it, not get rid of them.