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I was wondering what are some good soy cheese products, also, what are the brands you all liked a lot? Thanks a bunch
 

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i love Follow Your Heart's Vegan Gourmet Cheese. its vegan, it melts, and to a vegan it tastes like cheese. these are things that i personally cant say of any other brand.<br><br>
if you are simply looking for a soy brand that is not vegan, my ex used to eat Soy Moon brand cheeses and they were good too.
 

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Vegan cheese products suck.<br><br><br><br>
OK, the 'Tofutti-better-than-cream-cheese' isn't bad.<br><br><br><br>
All the other ones taste like plastic and chemicals to me, so I just gave up on the whle notion of cheese.<br><br><br><br>
There's lots of recipes that make cheese-substitute sauces and dips. Those taste vaguely like the processed "American-Cheese" that wasn't even really cheese anyway - some of them are actually really good but they won't taste like actual cheese if that's what you're going for.
 

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Is there any product which might emulate the taste and texture of parmesan cheese? This is the only cheese "I can't live without" (of course I can). I'm going to try to shift the household away from dairy, but I think this will be considerably harder than the meat issue.
 

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Ludi, I have some vegan parmesan cheese that I put on spaghetti, but I honestly don't know how well it tastes like the real stuff (haven't had that in a decade).<br><br><a href="http://www.veganessentials.com/catalog/soymage-vegan-parmesan.htm" target="_blank">http://www.veganessentials.com/catal...n-parmesan.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
(There's another brand, <a href="http://www.veganessentials.com/catalog/parma-raw-parmesan-cheese-alternative.htm" target="_blank">here</a>, and another <a href="http://www.veganstore.com/index-store.html?deptid=&parentid=&stocknumber=437&page=1&itemsperpage=12" target="_blank">here</a>, that I haven't tried)
 

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Thank you, I'll try those. We seem to eat a ton of Parmigiano Reggiano at $11 a chunk, imported, which I hope (vain hope probably) means the cows aren't quite as tortured as those here in the US, but, I can't really justify eating it except "I want to! " (in a petulant whine).
 

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Is there any product which might emulate the taste and texture of parmesan cheese? This is the only cheese "I can't live without" (of course I can). I'm going to try to shift the household away from dairy, but I think this will be considerably harder than the meat issue.</div>
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I have this one: <a href="http://www.veganessentials.com/catalog/soymage-vegan-parmesan.htm" target="_blank">http://www.veganessentials.com/catal...n-parmesan.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
and it tastes VERY close to parmesan! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hamster.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hamster:"> It fooled some family members, too, actually. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Ok, that's the one I'll try first, since you both recommend it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:">
 

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There is nothing and I mean nothing that will taste like parmesiano regianno. Sorry, if you want to give up cheese, you'll just have to adapt. Nutritional yeast actually tastes pretty good sprinkled on spagetti. As far as other cheeses go, my family really likes the vegan gourmet cheese. When it's melted in a cheese sauce, it a dead ringer for the real thing. My family honestly can't tell the difference. They have mozzerella, jack, cheddar and nacho flavors. For more gourmet cheeses like camambert and gorganzola and gtost, there is no substitute (maybe someday). You just have to learn to live without it.
 

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Nutritional yeast actually tastes pretty good sprinkled on spagetti.</div>
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I used to be a parmesan freak.<br><br><br><br>
Almost once a week I make a quick and cheap meal of pasta and sauce and it's boring as all get out, so I tried to compensate with tons of parm. We're talking 1/2 a cup at least.<br><br><br><br>
Now I'm doing the same thing with nutritional yeast. At first I was a little iffy on the taste and it took a while to adjust, but the more I eat it the more I love this stuff. I'm hungry just thinking about it.<br><br><br><br>
OTOH, my wife thinks it's really gross. But then, she married me, so clearly the woman has no taste. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
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Does anyone in Canada (preferably ontario) know any good brands of vegan cheese?<br><br><br><br>
I tried vegan cheese for the first time today and lets just say it wasnt a pleasant moment.
 

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Does anyone in Canada (preferably ontario) know any good brands of vegan cheese?<br><br><br><br>
I tried vegan cheese for the first time today and lets just say it wasnt a pleasant moment.</div>
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Was it the stuff with the purple wrapper that's actually called Vegan Cheese that tastes like the toe jam of the dead?<br><br><br><br>
The only thing I have found that was palatable was the Tofutti cheese slices. Grabbed them from a health food store in Ajax. I don't eat them often but they're okay in some stuff.<br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
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Vegan Gourmet is alright melted in very small amounts or baked into recipes (burritos, pizza buns, etc). You couldn't pay me enough money to eat a cheese sub straight up, though. Blegh.
 

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I ordered the vegan parmesan substitute, also the Dixie Diner "cheese" sauce mix, and one of the kinds of nutritional yeast that got good reviews on the vegan essentials site. This may be a hard sell in the household, I'll let you know how it goes...If we'd been using Kraft Parmesan from the shaker can it would be one thing, but to go from Parmigiano Reggiano to fake cheez...like I say, we'll see......
 

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The only thing I have found that was palatable was the Tofutti cheese slices. Grabbed them from a health food store in Ajax. I don't eat them often but they're okay in some stuff.</div>
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Oh my, tofutti's the worst cheese brand I've tried.<br><br><br><br>
If they sell Vegan Gourmey in Canada that's probaly the best you'll find so far.
 

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Oh my, tofutti's the worst cheese brand I've tried.<br><br><br><br>
If they sell Vegan Gourmey in Canada that's probaly the best you'll find so far.</div>
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I have very low standards. Apparently. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
I've never seen a fake cheese called Vegan Gourmet anywhere I've looked.<br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
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I ordered the vegan parmesan substitute, also the Dixie Diner "cheese" sauce mix, and one of the kinds of nutritional yeast that got good reviews on the vegan essentials site. This may be a hard sell in the household, I'll let you know how it goes...If we'd been using Kraft Parmesan from the shaker can it would be one thing, but to go from Parmigiano Reggiano to fake cheez...like I say, we'll see......</div>
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The soymage parmesan is hands down the best cheese substitute. Is it as good as parmigiano reggiano? no but it is better than the "stuff in the green can" IMO. As a shameless cheese eater who frequently eats with vegans, I'll cook with the soymage parm stuff but I won't touch any other vegan cheese sub.
 

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kreeli made her own vegan parma check out <a href="http://www.veganmania.com" target="_blank">www.veganmania.com</a>
 

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<a href="http://www.veganmania.com/recipes/" target="_blank">http://www.veganmania.com/recipes/</a> the almond parm recipe I have been meaning to try it....
 

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Was it the stuff with the purple wrapper that's actually called Vegan Cheese that tastes the toe jam of the dead?<br><br><br><br>
The only thing I have found that was palatable was the Tofutti cheese slices. Grabbed them from a health food store in Ajax. I don't eat them often but they're okay in some stuff.<br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
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LMAO.... How did you know?<br><br><br><br>
Yah... it was pretty disgusting... and it was 4.99 too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I hate wasting money since I am saving for school next semester but at least it was worth finding out that it was pooptastic.<br><br><br><br>
I don't have a health food store here... which really sucks, but I think I am going to have to go to the next city over to find one because I really want to start eliminating eggs and dairy.
 
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