Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Daiya Gluten-free Dairy-free Soy-free Cheese!

In December, my goal was to keep my grocery spending down so that I would have enough money at the end of the month to pick myself up some Daiya cheese. I was successful and splurged on some of this cheese for my son.

From their website:
Daiya is a revolutionary new dairy-free vegan cheese that tastes, shreds, melts and stretches like dairy based cheese. Daiya is not made with casein, the protein found in dairy products or soy, common to many other non-dairy cheese alternatives. In fact, Daiya does not contain any common allergens, animal products or cholesterol. Daiya is made with nutritious planted-based ingredients and is:

Dairy free
Free of all animal products (Vegan)
Free of common allergens including: Soy, Casein, Lactose, Gluten, Egg, Wheat, Barley, Corn, Whey, Rice, and Nuts

I couldn't find it in any stores, so I had to purchase it on-line. I chose The Vegan Store because it was the closet place to my house and I wouldn't have to pay for expedited shipping.

I made pizza on New Year's Eve for my son. I made herbed cheesy biscuits yesterday, and we've topped our pasta with it. It is good and it even melts! That's often a complaint about vegan cheeses - that they don't melt well. I'll be posting recipes in the near future.

I mentioned on my Twitter (do you follow me?) I recently discovered they sell this cheese at Peace O' Pie, a local vegan pizza place!! It's not super-close to me, but I plan on going over there at some point to sample their GF pizza on Thursdays. First, I need to find out if their crust is also soy-free so my son can partake.

1 comment:

Betsy said...

Hi, I just found your blog from another. I have never seen this cheese. I am going to have to look for it. We are gf/cf/sf and I have never been able to find a cheese replacement. My children are used to eating their pizza with only sauce and veg so this will be a nice addition - if I can find it. :-)