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and I am not impressed. Dangit. I was hoping it would be the one. Glad I didn't pay for a freezer bag and to have it shipped. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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What kind of Daiya, and what did you do with it?<br>
I tried mozzerella first, and thought it was better than other vegan cheese.<br>
Then cheddar was on sale, tried it as a grilled cheese- and loved it! It was only as good as lousy American, but I love grilled cheese, and daiya was just like it!<br>
Did not care for it in chili, but melted in a sandwich- yes.
 

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Really? I love Daiya, it's better than dairy cheese, IMHO.
 

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I hated the ever-loving crap outta that stuff the first four or five times I tried it.<br><br>
I finally got so irritated with it, I used all the rest of the cheddar and mozzarella I had bought (I got a bag of each) and threw it in baked Mac & cheese just to get rid of it.<br><br>
I ended up eating it ALL and omg, I <3 Daiya now. No, it's not cow's milk cheese. In terms of flavor and variety, I do not suffer the delusion that any vegan alternatives even come close... But after a handful of tries, I loved it!
 

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I bought the mozarella shreds. Not sure if it comes in block form or not but my store only has shreds. I will have to try the cheddar in mac and cheese and grilled cheese, I guess. I usually feed failed vegan cheeses to my dogs but it seemed too salty and I don't want them to eat it. I hate to dump stuff that costs that much in the garbage. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
I really wanted something to work on pizza which is why I picked mozarella. That's the only cheesy food I really miss.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Semicharmed</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2855656"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
No, it's not cow's milk cheese. In terms of flavor and variety, I do not suffer the delusion that any vegan alternatives even come close... But after a handful of tries, I loved it!</div>
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I think this key. I definitely had to stop comparing it to cow's milk before I liked it. I was the same way when I first went vegetarian with veggie burgers. Personally, I love the mozarella for an alternative to cheese-less pizza not as crazy about the cheddar (would rather shred follow your heart)
 

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I bought the mozarella shreds. Not sure if it comes in block form or not but my store only has shreds. I will have to try the cheddar in mac and cheese and grilled cheese, I guess. I usually feed failed vegan cheeses to my dogs but it seemed too salty and I don't want them to eat it. I hate to dump stuff that costs that much in the garbage. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
I really wanted something to work on pizza which is why I picked mozarella. That's the only cheesy food I really miss.</div>
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Did you use a lot of it?? Using too much causes a nasty, mouth sticking glue like texture. A little goes a long way.
 

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Oh it's vile! If brussels sprouts are Satan's testicles, melted Daiya is Satan's, uh...<br>
never mind. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Oh it's vile! If brussels sprouts are Satan's testicles</div>
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Incidentally... Brussels sprouts are goddamn amazing. I hated them as a kid, but recently tried them tossed in a little oil, then drizzled with maple syrup and roasted in the oven. HOLY HELL... So good.
 

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Incidentally... Brussels sprouts are goddamn amazing. I hated them as a kid, but recently tried them tossed in a little oil, then drizzled with maple syrup and roasted in the oven. HOLY HELL... So good.</div>
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That does sounds good<br><br>
i just found daiya last week as well and I loved it
 

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Incidentally... Brussels sprouts are goddamn amazing. I hated them as a kid, but recently tried them tossed in a little oil, then drizzled with maple syrup and roasted in the oven. HOLY HELL... So good.</div>
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Oh I like brussels sprouts. I was paraphrasing someone else there.
 

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Sorry to hear this...<br><br>
I love Daiya but to be honest, I <i>hate it</i> on pizza. Pizza is not where Daiya shines. I enjoy pizza cheeseless now.
 

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The first thing I made with the cheddar was nachos and it was love from that moment forward.
 

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Oh I like brussels sprouts. I was paraphrasing someone else there.</div>
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Oh. I get it now!<br><br>
You were just saying you enjoy testicles.<br><br><b>*nods wisely*</b>
 

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Oh. I get it now!<br><br>
You were just saying you enjoy testicles.<br><br><b>*nods wisely*</b></div>
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Hah, if that smilie had some long hair and a tongue piercing it would look like your avatar!
 

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I loves me some brussels sprouts.<br><br>
Have you tried drizzling some tahini on your slice(s) and sprinkling some nutritional yeast over it? That's how I like it but it's not a true cheese substitute. Daiya is too expensive for me to buy regularly so I've found other alternatives for things like pizza, mac & cheez, etc. I also plan to make my own vegan cream cheez and baked cheez block out of cashews this week.
 

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Did you use a lot of it?? Using too much causes a nasty, mouth sticking glue like texture. A little goes a long way.</div>
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THIS. That's an important thing with Daiya, you really don't need to use a lot especially on pizza. Personally I prefer the cheddar and I only sprinkle a little on top, that's all you need to add some creamy/crispy/salty into the mix. I really like it when the Daiya gets all brown and crispy from baking or in grilled cheese sandwiches. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><br><br>
It's funny, I was just picking up lunch before reading this thread and I heard an (omni) guy at the restaurant talking about Daiya and how much he likes it even though it's not cheese. I think it's quite tasty but of course not everybody is going to like it and you have to use it properly, not comparing it to cow cheese and looking at it as its own thing made me appreciate it more.<br><br>
That being said, I DON'T like it in mac and cheese, at least not the way I tried to make it. I think the creamy smooth texture was a little overwhelming compared to the almost 'chunky, gritty' texture of the cheese powder in Kraft Dinner I was used to. I do love it in grilled cheese with tomato soup, and I also like making a cheese sauce with it for nachos or sprinkling it sparingly on pizza. It could just be not for you but give it another try! You might be like me and find you don't like it so much in some recipes but love it in others.
 
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