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 Post subject: vegan cheese in australia
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:29 pm 
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I have a friend who lives in Victoria, I think. Her son has a milk allergy so she was asking on facebook today if anyone knew of any cheeses without milk protein. I told her that I think cheezly is available. What other cheese options can she find?

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 Post subject: Re: vegan cheese in australia
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:33 pm 
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notzarella! I was a big fan the once that I had it. seemed less "fake" than Daiya

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:35 pm 
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where in Victoria are they? if they're in (or can get to) Melbourne, www.radicalgrocery.com in Brunswick is a safe place to find things

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 Post subject: Re: vegan cheese in australia
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:02 pm 
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instant feedback! thanks so much i'll pass it on. her facebook says she lives in Frankston, which looks like it's about an hour drive to Melbourne, so I'm guessing with a baby she doesn't get there that often, but I let her know. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: vegan cheese in australia
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:36 pm 
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If she's passing through the Melbourne CBD, Habib Wholefoods on Flinders Street definitely has Cheezly and often has Notzarella and Vegusto too.

She could also order Cheezly or Vegusto from either Vegan Online or the Cruelty Free Shop. I've ordered Cheezly from both and it got here quickly and was in a cold-pack. I ordered Notzarella directly from the company online once, but it wasn't cold-packed and the mail guy just put it in my letter box. It was a pretty warm day and I was in Sydney for work or something, and by the time I got home and retrieved it, it was ruined. So I don't recommend that option!

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 Post subject: Re: vegan cheese in australia
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:13 pm 
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Oh hey, Frankston!

Aum Shanti (veg cafe), 439 Nepean Hwy. Opposite McDonald's on Wells rd.

They stock Notzarella, and though I haven't eaten there it looks like a pretty good place to get a coffee and/lunch too. Plus they're super friendly.
I mostly refuse to go into 'health food' shops but they often have cheezly available so it's probably worth looking around.

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 Post subject: Re: vegan cheese in australia
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I've also seen Sheese at some places in the inner Northern suburbs... Also tofutti products, including the cheese slices (it's hardly actually "cheese", but just in case).
And if your friend is keen on fancy spreadable raw cheeses, there's a Victorian company called Botanical Cuisine that I've started seeing around the place. They're really pricey, but they do all sorts of fancy little glass jars of raw cheesy things and dessert-y things (icecream, tiramisu, etc). The website is http://botanicalcuisine.com/

ETA: I just reread your original message and remembered that it's for her child. Well, maybe fancypants raw cheeses aren't exactly what she wants, then! But still, it's nice to know about.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:40 am 
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My husband loves Vegusto. It's pretty good. But for pizza/melty recipes, go for the Notzarella.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:43 pm 
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I've totally given up on finding vegan cheese that tastes even slightly like cheese. I've tried every brand I can find in Australia (how they keep selling those vile, vinegary Tofutti slices both 'cheddar' and 'mozzarella' I'll never know) and nothing comes close in my opinion.

You would think with the prices they charge for them, that they could come up with something edible.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:38 pm 
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Has anyone tried the melty Vegusto variety? Is it any good? I'm planning to go to Sydney at the end of the month and hope to make a trip to the cruelty free shop to pick up some goodies.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:44 pm 
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Sorry ... double post ... see below

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amply_vegan wrote:
Has anyone tried the melty Vegusto variety? Is it any good? I'm planning to go to Sydney at the end of the month and hope to make a trip to the cruelty free shop to pick up some goodies.


Funny you should mention that today because I picked up a packet to buy at my local Go Vita health food this morning but when I saw it was nearly $12 for a piece about the size of cigarette packet, I put it back in the fridge.

I don't miss cheese THAT much. And going on all the other vegan cheeses I've tried it would probably end up in the bin anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: vegan cheese in australia
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:57 pm 
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dalron wrote:
amply_vegan wrote:
Has anyone tried the melty Vegusto variety? Is it any good? I'm planning to go to Sydney at the end of the month and hope to make a trip to the cruelty free shop to pick up some goodies.


Funny you should mention that today because I picked up a packet to buy at my local Go Vita health food this morning but when I saw it was nearly $12 for a piece about the size of cigarette packet, I put it back in the fridge.

I don't miss cheese THAT much. And going on all the other vegan cheeses I've tried it would probably end up in the bin anyway.



I know, the vegan cheese search is a really expensive risk!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:21 am 
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amply_vegan wrote:
I know, the vegan cheese search is a really expensive risk!


It sure is. I talked the Super IGA store in Blaxland (Blue Mountains) to get in Tofutti cheddar and mozzarella slices and they were awful - kind of sour or something. Nothing at all like cheese.

That store has quite a few vegan cheeses (they're all over the place to match their dairy counterparts) and you pass it on your way to and from Bathurst. It's opposite Blaxland railway station.

I use to buy a lot of stuff from the CFS but their prices went up when they opened the storefronts and with the cost of postage/courier they out of my price range now.

By the way, the Go Vita store in Katoomba (next to the new Coles) has the full range of Lamyong products plus quite a lot of other veg*n products such as Bounty Burgers.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:16 am 
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dalron wrote:
amply_vegan wrote:
I know, the vegan cheese search is a really expensive risk!


It sure is. I talked the Super IGA store in Blaxland (Blue Mountains) to get in Tofutti cheddar and mozzarella slices and they were awful - kind of sour or something. Nothing at all like cheese.

That store has quite a few vegan cheeses (they're all over the place to match their dairy counterparts) and you pass it on your way to and from Bathurst. It's opposite Blaxland railway station.

I use to buy a lot of stuff from the CFS but their prices went up when they opened the storefronts and with the cost of postage/courier they out of my price range now.

By the way, the Go Vita store in Katoomba (next to the new Coles) has the full range of Lamyong products plus quite a lot of other veg*n products such as Bounty Burgers.



That's good to know. I'm planning vegan pilgrimage shopping during the Sydney Vegan festival weekend but options where I don't have to go all the way to Sydney are definitely helpful.
The Go Vita in Bathurst has been pretty good on trying to get in things I request. They are getting Coyo in this week!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:28 am 
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I can't remember the name of the brand, but there was a vegan wine and cheese night last week in Melbourne - I think to test out some newly developed cheeses. I couldn't go along, but fingers crossed something delicious is on the way :)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:57 am 
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Green Edge in Brisbane is going to have Daiya very very soon (according to their FB).

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:05 am 
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And to build on KoalaT's info... more Daiya in Australia.

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