Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Daiya vegan cheese review

I'd been hearing a lot about this new vegan cheese called Daiya. It is soy free, dairy free, corn free, gluten free. Whole Foods is using it in their vegan pizza now, and I tried some and it was pretty good. It tastes a lot like the Follow Your Heart cheese to me, but I like that it is soy free since my nephew is sensitive to soy, I try to find alternatives whenever I can. So, it wasn't as awesome as I thought it was going to be, but it passes. My kids love the whole foods pizza and I brought home a container of the cheddar and tried it tonight in burritos. The kids said they don't like orange cheese, but they still ate their dinner. The cheddar and italian (white) cheese taste about the same to me but I probably won't buy the cheddar again since the kids didn't really like it. The Italian will be our go to pizza topping, oh, and I tried some melted on my pasta today and I liked it. So that is my review.
Also, good news to me was that the pizza chain zpizza will be using daiya cheese now. I heard by the end of the summer all of the stores would be converted. This came as good news to me as I ate there twice under the impression that their cheese was vegan and then found out it was soy cheese but contained casein. I was really frustrated, especially since their employee said it was complete dairy free! I'm glad a vegan pizza will be more available to people now. I prefer to make pizza myself, but sometimes I like my kids to get the experience of going out for pizza as it was such a big part of my childhood, and I still enjoy it!
I leave you with a couple of unrelated pictures. My nephew was born at home on Sunday at 12:47 am, 9 lbs 6 oz, 20 inches. He is cute as a button and my kids beg me every day to take them to see their cousins so they can hold the baby. Lucky for them, we will visit them tomorrow!


lao80 said...

You are going to be Ramsey's new best friend, I hadn't heard of this cheese!

lao80 said...

"coconut oil, pea protein" damn.

veganmomma said...

Damn, I was hoping to be Ramsey's new best friend:(
Sorry i couldn't be that for her.