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 Post subject: Help me figure out which USA vegan cheese I will like
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:01 pm 
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After many years in Denmark, my vegan daughter and I just moved to the US. It's exciting how many vegan options there are here, but I don't think we can get our favorite vegan cheese, Astrid och Aporna's "Jeezly."

http://astridochaporna.se/produkter/jee ... ekt-pizza/

Can you help me figure out what's similar and available here? This one is a coconut oil and potato starch base, with a mild flavor; it melts some under a broiler. I'd prefer non-soy, though it's not a total deal breaker. We would use it almost exclusively for pizza, maybe occasionally in burritos or something, so a shreddy, melty cheese.

Thanks in advance PPKers!


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 Post subject: Re: Help me figure out which USA vegan cheese I will like
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:17 am 
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I think they just put their brand label on some of their stuff, check the "original manufacturer" (should be in small print somewhere on the label) and google for that then maybe you find the (often UK) manufacturer and can check the "english" names of the stuff ...


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 Post subject: Re: Help me figure out which USA vegan cheese I will like
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:20 am 
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seems like this is more like made in germany
http://www.vegokoll.se/2013-09-04/ost
http://vegoteket.se/2013/09/osten-som-alla-pratar-om/

http://astridochaporna.se/produkter/jeezly-original/


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 Post subject: Re: Help me figure out which USA vegan cheese I will like
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https://www.vegansociety.com/whats-new/ ... eses-rated
Check which of these are available in the US and then check if they have other products in their portfolio, too, not only these listed.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me figure out which USA vegan cheese I will like
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:22 am 
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Try Follow Your Heart provolone. It seems similar to the cheese you like. Coconut oil and potato starch based. No soy. Mild tasting. It's usually not too hard to find. Melts. I've used it to great success on pizza and burritos. To me, it doesn't taste like my memory of dairy provolone, but it's a nice, mild cheese with good texture and flavor. It comes in blocks or individual slices. The slices are not individually wrapped. You can still shred them en block or just fine julienne a slice. It will melt nicely on pizza.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me figure out which USA vegan cheese I will like
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:29 am 
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A little harder to find but I think a superior alternative to Daiya on a pizza is the Follow Your Heart shreds. Daiya always works for me in a pinch, too, but I find I like the FYH a little better. Välkommen till USA:n, hoppas att ni båda tycker om det!

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 Post subject: Re: Help me figure out which USA vegan cheese I will like
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:52 am 
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Yes. Follow Your Heart is the best tasting, in my opinion. In all of its forms - slices/shreds/blocks.


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Hollie wrote:
Yes. Follow Your Heart is the best tasting, in my opinion. In all of its forms - slices/shreds/blocks.


This. I love their stuff in general.

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 Post subject: Re: Help me figure out which USA vegan cheese I will like
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:57 pm 
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OK, thanks guys! I'd heard such mixed reviews about Daisy and have been afraid to try it. So good to know... I will try out the Follow Your Heart brand.

And what do you think, are Kite Hill or similar nut based ricotta and spready cheeses also pretty mild? I would like to try but even pre-gan I was not a cheese person. Are any worth trying for a special pizza or pasta situation?


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 Post subject: Re: Help me figure out which USA vegan cheese I will like
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:18 pm 
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ScandinaVegan wrote:
OK, thanks guys! I'd heard such mixed reviews about Daisy and have been afraid to try it. So good to know... I will try out the Follow Your Heart brand.

And what do you think, are Kite Hill or similar nut based ricotta and spready cheeses also pretty mild? I would like to try but even pre-gan I was not a cheese person. Are any worth trying for a special pizza or pasta situation?


Welcome to the US! I would say that most Kite Hill cheeses are pretty mild and each Kite Hill cheese is different from the others, so even if one type doesn't appeal, I wouldn't give up on them.

http://www.kite-hill.com/our-foods/artisanal-delicacy/

http://www.kite-hill.com/our-foods/crea ... le-spread/

Treeline makes an excellent spreadable nut cheese and the green peppercorn and scallion flavors are both mild (I haven't tried the others).

http://www.treelinecheese.com/products/

Miyoko's Creamery also has terrific cashew nut cheeses though some (not all) of their products also contain soy. Some of their cheeses are strongly flavored while others are milder.

http://miyokoskitchen.com/products-miyoko/

All the nut cheeses seem to run on the expensive side. I suppose that's to be expected since nuts aren't cheap.

You can find more guidance to American nut cheeses in these PPK threads:

http://theppk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=30426

http://www.theppk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=32566

http://theppk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=26144

Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Help me figure out which USA vegan cheese I will like
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:22 pm 
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BTW where in the US are you? If by chance you're in Los Angeles, I can also recommend some vegan restaurants...


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 Post subject: Re: Help me figure out which USA vegan cheese I will like
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:14 pm 
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Based on your preferences I also recommend Field Roast Chao slices. Probably creamy original flavor, for what you're going for. It isn't shredded but melts well in my experience. It is mostly coconut based and super creamy.

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 Post subject: Re: Help me figure out which USA vegan cheese I will like
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:43 pm 
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^I was also going to say chao cheese sounds up your alley.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me figure out which USA vegan cheese I will like
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:19 pm 
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Chao and Follow Your Heart are very similar to me, and my favorite vegan cheeses. They are mild, melt ok, and don't have any weird after taste that ruins things. They are also coconut based and soy free.

Tree Line and Kite Hill are more spreadable than meltable or sliceable. They can be tasty, but probably not what the op is looking for.


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 Post subject: Re: Help me figure out which USA vegan cheese I will like
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:30 pm 
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Rhizopus Oligosporus wrote:
Tree Line and Kite Hill are more spreadable than meltable or sliceable. They can be tasty, but probably not what the op is looking for.


Sorry, I didn't read her post carefully enough before. I would say that the Kite Hill ricotta is definitely worth using in a special lasagna if you can afford the splurge. I have not tried the Miyoko's fresh mozzarella but it may be suitable for a margherita pizza.


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