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found a new dairy free/vegan cheese that melts!

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jujuthomas May 14, 2012 08:17 AM

Good morning, after a trip to a local Mexican restaurant last week that offers a choice of vegan/dairy free cheese I did some research and found the product available at several of my local stores.

http://www.daiyafoods.com/

They have 3 or 4 flavors, so far I've only tried the mozzerella, which is pretty tasty. I made myself a flatbread pizza for lunch today and was really happy with the texture of the cheese when heated.

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  1. Emme RE: jujuthomas May 21, 2012 12:38 AM

    one of my friends who is allergic to dairy swears by Daiya. i've made her enchiladas with it, and been pleased with the results.

    unfortunately, i can't eat the stuff myself due to the yeast extract, but at least someone has managed to make a worthy dairy-free, vegan cheese.

    1. sherrib RE: jujuthomas Jun 3, 2012 09:39 PM

      The mozzarella is just ok compared to their cheddar. Good stuff! For anyone out there who's not familiar with it, it's both soy and gluten free.

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        houndgirl RE: jujuthomas Aug 23, 2012 01:56 PM

        OK, I just looked at the ingredients. What the heck is "vegan natural flavor"? I guess what makes it melty is all the processed oil in it.

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          jujuthomas RE: houndgirl Aug 23, 2012 05:25 PM

          no idea, don't really care. it tastes good and it's melty, and has NOTHING I'm allergic to! :)

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