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TheHRchannel
Oct 9th, 2011, 10:02 PM
So far, I'm using Vegan Rice Slice Cheese, and Daiya. I never melted cheese before. :(

CoolCat
Oct 9th, 2011, 11:34 PM
Not all vegan cheeses melt. Daiya should melt, people use it shredded on pizza, or you can melt it into a sauce (a french bechamel for example). Some people put their pizza under the broiler after baking to apply extra heat to melt and grill the cheese a bit.

Tofutti cheddar slices melt into a nasty blob of fat. That's not so nice. They are good in a grilled cheese sandwich where they just feel the heat and soften but not really melt into a fatty blob.

TheHRchannel
Oct 10th, 2011, 02:22 AM
Not all vegan cheeses melt. Daiya should melt, people use it shredded on pizza, or you can melt it into a sauce (a french bechamel for example). Some people put their pizza under the broiler after baking to apply extra heat to melt and grill the cheese a bit.

Tofutti cheddar slices melt into a nasty blob of fat. That's not so nice. They are good in a grilled cheese sandwich where they just feel the heat and soften but not really melt into a fatty blob.
I tried melting Rice Vegan Cheese and it was moving like a bubble but the Daiya was doing fine. I take it that Rice Vegan Cheese is one of the cheese that doesn't mel.

Puska17
Dec 5th, 2011, 04:13 PM
I need to find a V. cheese in the UK that melts well in a sauce, I dont use these normally and dont want to waste money trying several different ones. I am trying to adapt a stuffed nut loaf that I used as a veggie. The nut part starts off as a thick 'cheese' and onion sauce.
Any suggestions??

Andy_T
Dec 5th, 2011, 05:17 PM
I have had good results with grating non-melting vegan cheese and mixing it with soy cream.

Also, Vegusto makes a "Melty" that is supposed to melt well.

Best regards,
Andy

Firestorm
Dec 5th, 2011, 08:28 PM
I have melted Vegourmet with some success but I found it melted best in the microwave, the Redwood cheezly super melting does melt (kind of) but I have found that Tofutti cheese slices melt well in sauces

Puska17
Dec 5th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Thanks, I'll give Tofutti a try as I know I can get that easily, if its not successful I think I'll just use a white sauce as the loaf never tasted cheesy, I think it was more about binding it.

harpy
Dec 5th, 2011, 10:17 PM
Yes, or you could make a white sauce with some nutritional yeast in it if you would like a slight cheese-like tang

VeganAthlete
Dec 6th, 2011, 02:47 AM
I tried melting Rice Vegan Cheese and it was moving like a bubble but the Daiya was doing fine. I take it that Rice Vegan Cheese is one of the cheese that doesn't mel.

Rice cheese doesn't melt like soy cheese or regular dairy cheese. From experience, I learned that most rice cheeses have a pretty specific "melting" point. If you toast it with bread, place it under a broiler or microwave it for too long it becomes hard and really dry. If you maintain the humidity/moist level high and heat it up for less than a minute, it should "melt". Regardless, most are delicious. My fav is the pepperjack!

Maître
Dec 6th, 2011, 03:08 AM
Vegan cheese -.-'

I decided to try some for the first time last week and kind of underestimated the need for a fridge, it grew mould in under a day spent in a cellar!

VeganAthlete
Dec 6th, 2011, 05:52 AM
Awe! How sad! I am so paranoid of airborne bacteria and little insects crawling on my food...I refrigerate practically everything I purchase...except for canned foods and things that require room temperature storage. I have multiple refrigerators (energy efficient) to store crap away.

Firestorm
Dec 6th, 2011, 07:03 AM
Vegan cheese -.-'

I decided to try some for the first time last week and kind of underestimated the need for a fridge, it grew mould in under a day spent in a cellar!

Sheese is the opposite, apparently it can be kept out of the fridge for years (under the title 'Additional notes on chilled items' it apparently improves after being kept in a warm garage/caravan:rolleyes: although I wouldn't want to try it personally):http://www.veggiestuff.com/acatalog/delivery_information.html

victoriangirl
Dec 8th, 2011, 10:43 AM
I bought some Tofutti Mozzarella style cheese last week in Manchester and I tried to make a sandwich of it yesterday, but the cheese tasted a bit funny. I didn't have a fridge in my hotel room, so I had put the cheese leaning against the windowglass for 2 days. (had to come up with a solution!) I didn't have the heaters on either and my room was quite chilly the whole time, but could it have gone 'bad' because it was not refrigerated properly?

Also any sandwich suggestions/combinations? Thanks!!!

Blueberries
Dec 8th, 2011, 11:02 AM
I like Toffutti melted and I might nibble on it unmelted but I wouldn't make a sandwich of it, it tastes like that plasticy processed dairy cheese that they put on fast food burgers. I like Toffutti in a toasted sandwich w/Marmite mmm...

kokopelli
Dec 18th, 2011, 09:26 PM
Yes, or you could make a white sauce with some nutritional yeast in it if you would like a slight cheese-like tang

I usually put a little chilli powder, and some onion granules and garlic powder in nutritional yeast 'cheese sauce' to give it a stronger, more cheddar-like taste.

Re: nut roast, I never put any 'binder' type ingredients and it always comes out OK, with just breadcrumbs, ground nuts, onions, herbs and soy sauce. I fry the onions, then add all the other ingredients, stir together and gradually add a small amount of water, water and tomato puree or tomato passata, just enough to bind the mixture together. It forms into a loaf or balls that keep their shape when roasted. A little grated lemon peel is lovely too. Or some mushrooms chopped small and added for the last few minutes of frying the onions. Feeling hungry now!