The time has come to tell all of your vegetarian friends who have been on the fence, that they can finally go vegan. We all know who I’m talking about, that one friend who swears they could go vegan if they just didn’t love cheese so much. Now they won’t have to worry, because these 5 vegan cheeses are absolutely delicious! It makes transitioning from vegetarian to vegan a breeze. Pretty soon, they’ll be saying cheese who? These vegan cheeses are the future of cheese and a party in your mouth. Take a look.
1.) Follow Your Heart Gourmet Shreds -Fiesta Blend
With a number of other successful and delicious vegan products on the market, it really comes as no surprise that Follow Your Heart’s Gourmet Shreds are the best vegan cheese I’ve had to date. I am obsessed with their Fiesta Blend shreds and use them in every Mexican dish I ever make. They taste great in enchiladas, inside a taco or melted inside a quesadilla, and will even give that vegan bowl of chili you’re about to devour a nice punch of extra flavor. Yum! Completely dairy free, lactose free, gluten free, soy free, GMO free, and containing no trans fat or preservatives, this cheese can be purchased for about $5 a bag, and believe me when I say it is worth every penny! With ingredients like jalapeno and red bell peppers, this cheese has an extra kick of flavor that you’ll will love. Sometimes I even buy two bags at a time because I know that it will be gone in a week. Jalapeño Peppers, Red Bell Peppers, Jalapeño Follow Your Heart Gourmet Shreds stand out from other vegan cheese alternatives because of its authentic cheese flavor and its awesome texture! Say goodbye to rubbery or sticky vegan cheeses and hello to Fiesta Blend Shreds! This cheese will not only melt perfectly on your plate, it will also melt your heart. Perhaps that’s how they came up with the name?
2.) Teese Vegan Mozzarella Cheese
Teese Vegan Mozzarella Cheese is a delicious dairy free alternative to traditional dairy cheese. It melts perfectly in comparison to other vegan cheeses you might have tried in the past, and works and tastes great on pizza or inside a sandwich. Unlike other vegan cheese substitutes on the market this “cheese” melts and stretches. It is easy to slice and will taste great in quesadiilas, grilled cheese, lasagna, or one of my personal favorites, on top of a meatless meatball sub. Please pass the Teese!
3.) The Vegetarian Express Parma Zaan Sprinkles
If you thought that becoming vegan meant having to give up Parmesan Cheese for the rest of your life, think again. Parma Zaan Sprinkles are dairy free, gluten free and contain no added processed sugars or hydrogenated fat. I honestly don’t even remember what regular Parmesan tastes like anymore, but I can bet that it was never this good! Sprinkle this vegan cheese on top of spaghetti, salads, potatoes, sandwiches, etc. When it comes to Parmaz Zaan Sprinkles, you simply can’t go wrong!
4.) Daiya Havarti Style Wedge
A cheese alternative with a kick, Daiya Jalapeno Havarti Style Wedges deliver a spicy and robust flavor to any dish, or even tastes great on its own. This cheese works great for making a spicy nacho cheese dipping sauce for chips, a zesty grilled cheese sandwich, or melted inside a vegan quesadilla. No matter how you decide to use it, one thing is for sure, Havarti is here to make things hot, hot, hot!
5.) Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese
The name says it all, Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese is well… better than cream cheese. Perfect as a spread on a bagel or to substitute in a recipe that calls for traditional dairy cream cheese, (vegan cheesecake anyone?) this dairy-free spread is awesome! It tastes great on top of a few triscuits topped with cucumbers and a bit of black pepper, or when used as a dip for your favorite veggies or crackers. Available in several different flavors, (regular, garlic & herb, herbs & chives, or french onion) this cream cheese is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.