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Jane M
Mar 22nd, 2006, 01:20 AM
Ohhh I love Yves veggie pepperoni! Wound up snacking on it and then had none left for the pizza I was going to use it on...duh.

sugarmouse
Mar 22nd, 2006, 01:27 AM
its not somethin i eat often but i do liek tofutti slices...they do taste processed to me..plasticy...but different..but i cannot remember what processed real cheese was like!

Tigerlily
Mar 22nd, 2006, 01:20 PM
Yep, It's also known as Earth Island. It looks like this (http://shop1.laservers.com/graphics/00000016/montery%20jack%20full.jpg). It doesn't even say Follow Your Heart on it anymore, except in tiny writing in the URL on the back ( www.followyourheart.com (http://www.followyourheart.com) ). But yeah, that's the same stuff. It's SO good on pizza, especially with veggie pepperoni :D

OMG! I'm so happy! I heard so much about the Follow Your Heart stuff. Yay, we have it in my grocery store I go to. It's a little pricey--5.99, but I'm going to try it ASAP.

Would it taste okay melted on some nacho chips loaded with salsa, tomatoes, lettuce, and vegan sour cream?

FR
Mar 22nd, 2006, 01:22 PM
Did you use the Tofutti slices yesterday, Tiger?

Tigerlily
Mar 22nd, 2006, 02:39 PM
I didn't buy them yet. I have to find them first. My usual grocery store doesn't carry them.

Yoggy
Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:32 PM
Would it taste okay melted on some nacho chips loaded with salsa, tomatoes, lettuce, and vegan sour cream?
Yep, and they even have a nacho cheese flavour just for that purpose ;)

feral
Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:35 PM
Does anyone know how long the Redwoods fake cheese keeps once opened?

Risker
Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:40 PM
Does anyone know how long the Redwoods fake cheese keeps once opened?

I think it says 5 days on the packet, as long as it's kept air tight it should last alot longer though, I've had mine for 2 weeks or maybe longer before.

feral
Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:54 PM
Cheers Risker, I couldn't see it on the packet wea my old squinty eyes.

Has anyone tried freezing it?
I was thinking of grating it and freezing it to sprinkle on home made pizza or toasties.

strawberry
Mar 22nd, 2006, 08:57 PM
Im gonna buy some veganrella today! Im nervous that Im going to hate it, considering I hated vegan gourmet. Oh well, I guess its worth a shot!

Roxy
Mar 23rd, 2006, 05:04 AM
Strawbs - I love Veganrella and I hate Vegan Gourmet. The Veganrella melts so much better and it doesn't have that funky taste like the Vegan Gourmet.

Tigerlily
Mar 23rd, 2006, 07:37 PM
I bought some Vegan Gourmet/Earth Island/Follow Your Heart (whew so many names for the same thing) today. I got the mozzarella flavour as that was the only one available. I had some right now. I wanted to melt it on nacho chips but we had none, so I melted it on crackers. I also shredded some on top of my salad. Hmm, is it just my poor sense of taste (I have chronic sinus problems) or does it taste like nothing?

strawberry
Mar 23rd, 2006, 08:16 PM
Strawbs - I love Veganrella and I hate Vegan Gourmet. The Veganrella melts so much better and it doesn't have that funky taste like the Vegan Gourmet.


awesome, thanks Roxy, I'll let you know how I like it. I def. trust you :)
;) ;)

FR
Mar 23rd, 2006, 08:29 PM
I’ve never been able to get Vegan Rella to melt. What’s your secret, Roxy? It has always come out dried up and hard when I put it in the oven.

I do like the taste of it, though. I like to cut it up in chunks and enjoy it with fresh cut veggies.

Tigerlily
Mar 23rd, 2006, 08:30 PM
I don't think they carry Vegan Rella here. :(

Roxy
Mar 24th, 2006, 04:36 AM
Iíve never been able to get Vegan Rella to melt. Whatís your secret, Roxy? It has always come out dried up and hard when I put it in the oven.

I do like the taste of it, though. I like to cut it up in chunks and enjoy it with fresh cut veggies.

No secret. It just seems to melt. I usually cook it at lower temperatures for a longer time though, rather than on a high temperature for a short period.

When I make nachos I just melt it under the broiler and it turns out nicely. Sometimes the outside of it does go a bit hard under the broiler but it's always nice and creamy on the inside.

Tigerlily
Mar 24th, 2006, 03:01 PM
How are you guys melting it? In the oven?

I'm melting mine (Vegan Gourmet) in the microwave (yeah, it's unhealthy to use, I don't care) and it's melting too much! The first time I tried, it melted into a cheesy liquid. Although today for lunch I just melted some on toasted bread in the mircowave for only 20-ish seconds, and it was perfect. Mmmm melted "mozzarella" and tomato sandwich!!

I also think it needs more salt! It's not salty enough, it kind of reminds me more of soft Arabic cheese rather than mozzarella (soft Arabic cheese has a very mild flavour).

lozza
Mar 24th, 2006, 03:58 PM
i've come to really like soy cheese. but not as a replacement for cheese..as a food in its own right! :D

i love when this happens to me, cos it means i can appreciate something for what it is..i have to admit, i still crave cheese sometimes..but its getting less and less by the day.
:D

havent bought soy cheese for ages actually :/

Holly78
Mar 24th, 2006, 04:17 PM
I have tried the Redwood Food Company cheddar and mozzarella cheeses - "Cheezly" - but they are kind of ewwwww.... I prefer to go without! I actually thought I would miss cheese a lot but being vegan has totally changed my outlook to certain foods and I honestly don't crave it all.

FR
Mar 24th, 2006, 04:27 PM
I melt Vegan Gourmet quite easily in the oven at a high temperature, like over 500. Toffutti melts well in the oven, too. I've never been able to get vegan rella to melt.

tabitha
Mar 24th, 2006, 04:36 PM
I like vegan cheese better than I did, but I still have to heavily disguise it as the texture mags me gag a bit.

eco
Mar 24th, 2006, 05:51 PM
Vegan ice cream and yoghurt are very good, but I find all types of vegan cheese to be just bleugh bleugh bleugh! Like you tabitha, the texture makes me gag. I haven't found one that doesn't make me feel like throwing up. I've tried to get used to them but I can't, so I've given up now. I've also tried nutritional yeast which is supposed to taste cheesy. Cheesy feet maybe but nothing resembling actual cheese IMO!

Tigerlily
Mar 24th, 2006, 06:33 PM
Nutritional yeast just tastes savoury but not cheesy whatsoever.

Gorilla
Apr 23rd, 2006, 05:24 PM
i tried Scheese for the first time the other day, and it proves my theory - that *most* people who eat cheese substitutes only like either Cheezly or Scheese, rarely both. i like Cheezly, but Scheese was absolutely disgusting. it made me feel sick. :p stupidly i bought two packs in case one flavour tasted better than the other - i tried the cheddar one and now have an unopened pack of hickory-smoked flavour that i'm really not looking forward to tasting... :eek:

Want2BVegan
Apr 23rd, 2006, 05:38 PM
I melted some chedder veganrella on a veggie burger last night and it turned out pretty good! Still not the same as cheese but I don't miss the stuff anymore.

I LOVE Tofutti French Onion cream cheese.....so good!!