(Closed) Looking for good non-dairy (vegan) cheese

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Honestly, I don’t like vegan cheese. When I was vegan, I simply avoided cheese because I hated the texture/taste of vegan cheese. Anyway, the most commonly used shredded vegan cheese for pizza is Daiya. That’s what I think Whole Foods uses on their vegan pizzas. It does not have the same texture or taste as normal shredded cheese. For one, it’s not as stretchy. Two, it’s creamier but not (sorry, it’s hard to describe). When it’s on pizza, it definitely looks drier and less greasy than normal cheese.

That being said, Darling Husband has no problems with Daiya vegan cheese on his pizza and when we go to WFM, he still orders the vegan pizza. So perhaps you’ll like it, even though I’m not a fan.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

For whatever reason you’re avoiding dairy, congrads! Giving up dairy was probably the best decision I ever made health-wise/economically/ethically.

Indeed, Daiya really is the best for taste and because it melts. Torfurky brand makes frozen veg pizzas with it that are pretty good, but they’re rediculously expensive and it would taste better if you made it yourself. Avoid all rice cheeses like the plague, they are absolutely disgusting. The best faux-cheeses I’ve ever had were homemade nut cheese – especially cashew. Although I’m not sure they’d melt well.

Ok, now I want Daiya tacos, hahaha.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I prefer tofutti non-dairy cheese slices, but I usually only use them to make grilled cheese. I know people love Daiya, but I hated it. Follow Your Heart also makes a vegan cheese that a lot of people seem to like and melts pretty well.

 I prefer pizza without vegan cheese. I usually just make a tofu ricotta or a pesto. OK, now I want pizza!!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Another vote for Daiya! Just don’t eat it if it hasn’t melted, cause then it’s goodness level goes down by half. 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Daiya is the best…and it’s gross.

The Daiya wedges in the Havarti and Jalapeno is the best and makes a pretty decent grilled cheese.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I second daiya being the best, yet still gross. My lactose intolerant husband says that the rice cheese shreds are better than daiya.

 

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