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Vegan Cheese Taste Test

I’m not vegan. However, I’m on a nutritional path that might just lead me there someday. If I tried to explain that path here, I’m afraid we’d have a novel instead of a blog entry! Suffice to say, I’m on a search for tasty vegan alternatives to dairy cheese.

If you’re not familiar with the benefits of eating vegan, I recommend reading these posts:

Below is a summary of tasting notes from my friend (also not vegan) and me. 

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Cheese plate

Vegan Cheeses from L–>R: Chao’s, Treeline, Follow Your Heart, Miyoko’s and Heidi Ho.

A few weeks after I did the comparison of the five cheese above, I also bought a package of Chao’s Creamy Original, and put it up against the Follow Your Heart Provolone-style cheese in a meltability battle royale of grilled cheesy goodness. The verdict? Both were great! I do not feel the need to buy conventional dairy cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches anymore; both completely satisfied the grilled cheese craving for me in terms of taste and texture. For bread, I used the Alvarado St. Flax Seed Wheat (delicious!) and instead of butter on the outside I slathered on some of the Heidi Ho Smokey Chia Cheeze.

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grilled cheese

Have you tried any vegan cheeses? Did you like them? Hate them? Let me know in the comments below!