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Wildflower
Jul 14th, 2005, 04:56 AM
Since the website doesn't list stores (only suppliers) that carry this cheese, I thought we could share where it is available here.

I am in the Midwest and haven't found it yet. I suppose I will call the suppliers that deliver to this area and ask if they supply it (as suggested by the website). There are quite a few.

Anyone else know where it is sold and at what store?

If you live near Chicago/Milwaukee - I will be wanting directions! :p

tipsy
Jul 17th, 2005, 04:19 AM
nope, Wildflower, ive never seen it.

but ill keep my eye out! :D

Wildflower
Jul 17th, 2005, 05:29 AM
thanks jj!

ohboysoy
Jul 19th, 2005, 05:49 PM
I live near chicago and I loveeee vegan gourmet cheese. It really does melt and the mozzerella is awesome on pizza. The only place I have seen it is at Whole Foods Market. I think there are a few in the North Suburbs of Chicago, I know there are some in the city and there are some in the Western Suburbs also. If you need exact directions I could give them to you. Hope this helps.

tipsy
Jul 20th, 2005, 04:38 AM
hey, thats one good thing about the whole foods going up on North ave. in milwaukee!

(right across the street from my fav., beans & barley)

wildflower, the store will be open by november.... i have read.

Wildflower
Jul 20th, 2005, 04:54 AM
thanks ohboysoy. I used to live in Northern Suburbs (Lake Forest), and would go to the one in Evanston as well as the People's Market (liked them better actually). I think that maybe there is one in Highland Park now too? Anyway, I head down to Evanston a lot to go to Blind Faith Cafe *yum* :D Also, my family lives in the north western suburbs (Crystal Lake) and does a lot of shopping at the Palatine store. I can call those 2 and see if they carry it - if not, I'll be asking you for directions!

jjdaiquiri - That wholefoods is opening up on North Ave? where abouts do you know? I know you said by B & B, but that's where the library is so I can't picture it. I work off North (to the south on the River near Water Street) about 5 mins from Beans and Barley and didn't know they had finalized a spot yet! How exciting! It will be so close to my work!

I used to work behind Outpost (on capitol) and that was trouble! Seriously, i could walk there! Ha ha, I was in there every day for lunch, groceries, more groceries after work! I was crazy in there! It has gotten so expensive though since they expanded it and now they sell "free range veal." whatever that is. :mad: Anyway, I only buy a few things there now because of the crazy pricing.

rocknrollseitan
Jul 20th, 2005, 07:16 PM
I live in St. Louis and buy Vegan Gourmet at Wild Oats Market. I don't know if you have one where you live, but if you do you should check it out. They are very overpriced, but I just buy things there that I CAN'T get anywhere else. Also, there are some vegan singles that I pick up sometimes that are made by Toffutti. They make great grilled cheese. Their vegan sour cream and cream cheese are also great, check out their web site Tofutti.com. They have a list of retailers and ingredient lists for all of their products.

tipsy
Jul 21st, 2005, 01:48 AM
wild flower, the whole foods is going to be on that corner of farwell and north. right next door to that bar LAVA.

i dont know how i feel about whole foods.

i like the selection, but i love the outpost co-op and beans and barley.

i just hope that these small buisnesses can stay afloat with a big name like whole foods around.

i work at alterra on prospect! i probably see you all the time wildflower, im always riding my bike around that neighborhood!!!

Artichoke47
Jul 21st, 2005, 07:09 AM
I don't think WO carries the Toffuti slices, as they have hydrogenated oils in them.

Wildflower
Jul 29th, 2005, 06:39 PM
Thank guys.

Hey, I used to go to the Alterra all the time when I lived on Farwell and ogden (next to Mr Shoe!) I still go there sometimes for a coffee run at work, everyone else likes Starbucks and I think their coffee sucks (tastes very burned) - Alterra coffee is awesome, and they usually have those vegan treats from East Side Ovens.

My building at work as a Coffee with a Concious, which also has pretty good coffee. But they close at like 1:30 and sometimes you just need coffee in the afternoon.

Wildflower
Jul 29th, 2005, 06:49 PM
Yeah, I agree about Whole Foods vs a Coop. I really believe in Co-ops and try to support them as much as possible, but over the last few years I lean much more towards Beans and Barley than outpost. The prices are really outrageous there. Whole Foods will be the same I am sure, but if I can go there to buy a few things I need, that's cool.

Vegucation
Oct 9th, 2005, 07:02 AM
Does anyone know if that Cheese is available in Northern Vermont? I am desprately trying to find cheese that does not have the cursed casin in it!!!!!!!!



Thanks :)

mophoto
Oct 9th, 2005, 07:12 AM
i think i had follow your heart block cheddar a few months ago and it was the nastiest thing i have ever tried to eat, aside from my sister's vegetarian tuna:eek: is it the "cheese" that says on the front "it really melts"?? maybe it's an aquired taste. i will attempt to try the mozz. maybe it's better. or maybe i have the brands confused. i hope so

moochbabe
Oct 9th, 2005, 08:37 AM
it sounds like u had the right brand in mind...but it's strange that u thought it tasted so aweful...i think it tastes divine, maybe u had some that bad or something? :confused:

mophoto
Oct 9th, 2005, 08:45 AM
i shall try it again. hopefully this time i won't gag:)

Yoggy
Oct 9th, 2005, 10:44 AM
I tried some unmelted mozzarella while I was grating it for my pizza, and it tasted nasty. But after melting, it tasted awesome. Did you try your cheddar unmelted, or plain by itself? If so, that might be why you hated it.

Oh and to anyone in Victoria, BC, you can buy this cheese at Planet Organic, but it's called "Earth Island" Vegan Gourmet. "Follow Your Heart" is only written on the back, in tiny print giving the URL for the follow your heart website.

Troub
Apr 21st, 2006, 01:09 AM
They carry it at the WholeFoods in Ann Arbor.

I have some in my fridge right now. :)

and yeah, i dont like it plain. But its pretty good melted.

Jane M
Apr 21st, 2006, 01:22 AM
i think i had follow your heart block cheddar a few months ago and it was the nastiest thing i have ever tried to eat, aside from my sister's vegetarian tuna:eek: is it the "cheese" that says on the front "it really melts"?? maybe it's an aquired taste. i will attempt to try the mozz. maybe it's better. or maybe i have the brands confused. i hope so

Sprinkle some Italian style herbs on it and stick it under the broiler...then it is sooooo gooooodddddd.......

foxytina_69
Apr 21st, 2006, 02:18 AM
yoggy, i didnt like it unmelted either! but its heavenly when its melted.

violet
Apr 21st, 2006, 03:06 PM
thanks ohboysoy. I used to live in Northern Suburbs (Lake Forest), and would go to the one in Evanston as well as the People's Market (liked them better actually). I think that maybe there is one in Highland Park now too? Anyway, I head down to Evanston a lot to go to Blind Faith Cafe *yum* :D Also, my family lives in the north western suburbs (Crystal Lake) and does a lot of shopping at the Palatine store. I can call those 2 and see if they carry it - if not, I'll be asking you for directions!
The Whole Foods in Evanston does carry it, but everytime I've gone they've only carried the Mozzerella flavor. For some reason, People's Market doesn't carry it at all. I was just there about a week ago, so I'm sure about that. The Whole Foods in Chicago area that has the best vegan selection in general, and always has at least 3 flavors of Vegan Gourmet is the Lakeview store at 3300 N. Ashland. It's not too far from the expressway if you exit at Belmont/California and then go east on Belmont about 2-3 miles.

Tigerlily
Apr 21st, 2006, 06:00 PM
yoggy, i didnt like it unmelted either! but its heavenly when its melted.

Agreed. I tried it unmelted in a sandwich once, I couldn't finish it.

FR
Apr 21st, 2006, 06:07 PM
I love it either way. I made veggie wraps with it chooped up in cubes the other day.

I love making cheesy garlic bread with it as well. For example, taking bread, spreading Earth Balance on it, sprinkling on some garlic powder, topping that with sliced Vegan Gourmet, and then sprinkling dried parsley on top of it. Then of course bake it a bit, mmmmmmm, divine!

I've made a mistake, in another thread, I said that Vegan Rella did not melt. Actually, I’ve never had Vegan Rella, I mistaked that for another cheese. I was referring to Soyco’s Vegan brand cheese that comes in a block. That cheese does not melt at all, but it is very good uncooked with crackers and veggies.

Tigerlily
Apr 21st, 2006, 06:24 PM
I never seen Soyco soy cheese. There are quite a few soy cheeses at the grocery store but all of them contain casein. A least a few brands mention the casein is from milk on the label.

FR
Apr 21st, 2006, 06:34 PM
I plan on trying Vegan Rella soon. The block looks small, and I don't know if it is enough to make a pizza with.

A good eight years ago or so, there was this company that made hemp based vegan cheese. it was so damn good.

Wildflower
Apr 23rd, 2006, 01:17 AM
Vegan rella does melt and is very runny, so it turns into a lot more than expected.

I didn't personally like vegan rella raw, but when melted into mac and cheese it was OK.

I should probably try it again, I only purchased it once.