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Would Tofu Cream Cheese Work in a Cheese Ball?

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  • K. McB. Jun 10, 2005 11:28 AM
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I'm considering trying this substitution, but it will be for an event so I'm wary. It's a pretty ordinary cheese ball recipe: mainly shredded cheese and cream cheese. The cheese (Cabot) doesn't have lactose but of course the cream cheese does. I'm a little worried since it will be molded and has to sit for a few hours.

I'd like to hear of anyone's experience with tofu cream cheese. Many, many thanks in advance.

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  1. No one has responded to this all day but I will bite and say no. It will not work, don't go there.

    1. Are you talking about Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese? I've had that on bagels and thought it was surprisingly good. (I'm not a vegetarian/lactose intolerant or anything like that. Just saw it at TJs one day and decided to try it.) My only concern with it in a cheeseball is whether it might "weep" a bit sitting out. Are you going to coat in in nuts or herbs or anything? I'd say try it out and taste it. And let us know how it turns out.