Daiya Vegan Cheese

Daiya Vegan Cheese

Posted on 20. Aug, 2009 by Yvonne Smith in Blog, Reviews

If you’re a follower of vegan blogs, or are active within the vegan Twitterverse, you have probably heard of Daiya Vegan Cheese.  If you haven’t, I’m here to tell you about this exciting product.  Now, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again:  I’m not a cheese mourner.  When I stopped eating dairy cheese, my headaches, cramps, allergies, acne and several pounds disappeared, so do I miss it?  Nope.  That being said, yes, cheese is delicious.  And addictive. (Don’t believe me?  Google “Cheese is Addictive.”)  Many, many people say they don’t want to go vegan because they “could never give up cheese.”

Well, here’s one more reason why it’s not hard to be vegan.  I’ve talked about Cheezly and Teese before, and both are great products, but Daiya vegan cheese has a few qualities that really make it stand out.  One is that it’s soy free, which is good news for anyone trying to avoid soy or at least cut down their intake.  (Read the ingredients here.)  Another is that it melts and stretches like dairy cheese.  Thirdly, while I don’t think it tastes exactly like dairy cheese, it really does taste pretty darned good, especially the cheddar variety.

I ordered mine from Pangea, The Vegan Store and quickly started making the yummy things pictured below.  It lasted a long time in the fridge too, which was nice since it took me a while to use it all!

I am thrilled that there are so many vegan cheeses to choose from and that more and more keep coming on the market.  Bring ‘em on!  Here’s a list of places to find Daiya.  Hopefully the day will come soon when a pizza place in Nashville will offer Daiya as an option and we can start changing hearts and minds about vegan cheeses.  Hear that Mafiaoza’s or DaVinci’s?

Daiya Quesadilla

Daiya Quesadilla

Daiya over veggies and rice

Daiya over veggies and rice

Daiya Nachos

Daiya Nachos

Daiya Mini Pizzas on Crackers

Daiya Mini Pizzas on Crackers

Diaya Pizza - Easily one of the best pizzas I've ever made

Daiya Pizza - Easily one of the best pizzas I've ever made

Daiya Pizza with Lightlife SmartDeli Vegan Pepperoni

Daiya Pizza with Lightlife SmartDeli Vegan Pepperoni

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11 Responses to “Daiya Vegan Cheese”

  1. Foodeater

    21. Aug, 2009

    Now I want Daiya nachos soooooo badly! I’m totally gonna make those.

  2. Heather @ Vegan Deluxe

    21. Aug, 2009

    I just asked my local natural foods store to PLEASE start carrying this. Fingers crossed ;)

  3. Clyde

    31. Aug, 2009

    Well, tried the “grilled cheese” test. The cheese melted and tasted cheddery. Next up, quesadillas.

  4. Birdy

    07. Oct, 2009

    All of that looks really good!
    I want me some Daiya. XD

  5. Tofu_Mom

    16. Oct, 2009

    Ohhhhh cool! I just discovered this stuff too and blogged about it here: http://tofu-n-sproutz.blogspot.com/2009/10/homemade-pizza-with-daiya-vegan-cheese.html


  6. Skye

    04. Nov, 2009

    After hearing you speak at the Orlando VegFest, I ordered this and have to say it’s incredible!! I’ve shared it with so many other people and they agree, even dairy addicts! Mellow Mushroom restaurant in our area will even use this cheese to make pizza if you bring it in. Just a tip if you’re ever at Mellow Mushroom!

  7. Todd

    12. Mar, 2010

    DAIYA CHEESE FINALLY AVAILABLE IN NASHVILLE!!!! Another fine product brought to nashville courtesy of LAZZAROLI PASTA. THANKS TOM FOR GOING OUT OF YOUR WAY AND ORDERING/CARRYING THIS FOR ME (and the other vegans of nashville)

  8. Kristie Agee

    25. May, 2010

    I’m sure y’all already know this, but you can now order vegan pizza with Daiya at Mellow Mushroom here in Nashville!

  9. Tommy

    20. Jul, 2010

    Do you have to bring the daiya cheese in yourself to get the vegan pizza and is there a vegan crust available?

  10. T

    06. Dec, 2012

    Z-Pizza offers the choice of having Daiya Cheese substituted for real!

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