We have a brand called "Toffuti", with no cassein or other dairy junk.. So far that's the best one I've tasted. It's made of soy, but I guess it has tofu in it as well. If you need more info on it, I could run downstairs and read the packaging... feeling kinda lazy now though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="">
the best vegan cheese that i've bought from a store would be Soymage brand... their soy parm is pretty good. Other than that, the best i've had is home made - some recipes take some effort, but it's really so much better (and cheaper!) than anything you could buy in the store.
The best vegan cheese on the market in my opinion is the Follow Your Heart brand. It's relatively new. You can buy it online and in a few stores. Ask your store to carry it.<br><br><br><br>
Go to <a href="http://www.imearthkind.com" target="_blank">www.imearthkind.com</a> to learn more about this cheese. It comes in mozarella, nacho cheese, and caraway jack. It melts and tastes great. I use the mozarella all shredded up to make pizza and it is fantastic! They're going to be coming out with a cheddar soon too. I can't wait!
soymage parm is amazing. i can't get over how much this stuff tastes, looks and smells like real parm. i can't find other products by this brand though. i haven't liked any other nondairy cheese products i've tried so far. vegan-rella smells raunchy and is too rubbery. i tried the rice version too and it just tasted wierd.
I thought Vegan Slices was sold under the Soymage brand? I guess it doesn't really matter though since it's the same company making Soymage and Veggie Slices.. i'm just being anal<br><br>
Tofuttie is ok but greasy.. i like their pizza though<br><br><br><br>
Yeah .. Veganrella is nasty - yuck!
I'll eat Tofutti on occassion, but I don't really like it. On the other hand, I'm not overtly trying for veganism right now anyway. When I was trying to be vegan, I ate a whole lot more Toffutti cheese. Oh, and the Toffutti ice cream was my FAVORITE!!!
I have lactose intolerance so I should really only eat vegan "cheese." When I eat dairy I am in pain. I think if I switched to the vegan "cheese" and other dairy alternatives the pain would subside. I don't always have the pain but I also tend to have high cholesterol and am overweight. Cutting out that fat would surely help my health.
There's one brand of parmesan cheese I buy, but other than that I've not really found or liked any vegan cheeses I've had.<br><br><br><br>
The vegan parm is great for spaghetti and for pizzas though. It tastes great, and tricks my mind into childhood memories of the wonderful stuff some refer to as cheese. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="">
I use veggie slices. i'm not overly fond of it, but I don't hate it. I had this one kind of fake cheese that was REALLY good, but now I can't remember what it was called. I know it had a picture of a cook of the package, if that is any help at all. the brand also makes veggie dogs.<br><br>
just a question-i live in a town where veganism and vegetarianism is a big thing, so i never have any troubly finding vegan food. In my house we have a dairy version of things for the mom and brother, and non dairy for my dad and i. Do most places have vegan products like cream cheese, sour cream, cheese, parmasian cheese in normal, non health food grocery stores?
to answer your question surfer- definitely not. I'm in school right now in a little place called Lynchburg, VA. Half of the products mentioned in these boards I have never heard of or seen before. Right now I am on a hunt just to find nutritional yeast. Morningstar is the main thing they have here, but they also have tofu, so I get by.
Tofutti cheese is definitely the best tasting vegan cheese IMO, <i>but</i>, it has hydrogenated oils (really,really bad for you). So, i dont buy it. My search continues.... I will look into Erin Pavlina's recommendation.
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Tomaito</i><br><br><b>to answer your question surfer- definitely not. I'm in school right now in a little place called Lynchburg, VA. Half of the products mentioned in these boards I have never heard of or seen before. Right now I am on a hunt just to find nutritional yeast. Morningstar is the main thing they have here, but they also have tofu, so I get by.</b></div>
How is the vegan scene in Lynchburg? I'm starting at Randolph Macon Woman's College in the fall, and I'm worried about what I'll get to eat...
Check out the Un-cheese cook book. You can make your own for anything you want it on.<br><br>
I would eat vegan cheese from the store if they didn't all contain casein, which i am allergic to. the only one we can buy around here that doesn't contain casein is soya kaas, and it is awful and oily. eewww.
I just got my box of cheeze from earthkind (Follow your heart brand) - wow expensive. $20 isn't too bad for 4 (10oz) pkgs, but $24 for shipping is.......(total $44 in case it isn't clear).<br><br><br><br>
I just tried the Cheddar - I was not impressed. It reminded me slightly of grated carrots. The Mozzarella was better. Neither were very creamy. However, if it melts, it might be good.<br><br><br><br>
My co-worker thought they were both good. So my review isn't much help! However at $44 for 40 ounces I won't be buying much of it!<br><br><br><br>
(Note below is a few minutes later)<br><br><br><br>
I tasted the Mozzarella again - it has a very good taste, the texture threw me off! It is just not creamy like cheese. But it does taste good.
Jaroslaw, so you kinda liked it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=""> It's best in a recipe. Have you tried the jack or cheddar melted? It's good in quesadillas and nachos. I actually think real cheese doesn't taste too good straight either; it's best with something, no?
Tofutti is incredible! I love the ice cream, but never tried the cheese. I'm definitely going to try the soymage parmesan, I miss that so much. Be careful when buying soy cheese, always read labels, its common for brands to put casein in stuff.
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