Specifically I would like to talk about Daiya vegan cheese, a self-proclaimed "dairy-free dream come true ... that delivers the bold flavor, stretch and texture of cheese without compromise."
It does stretch when melted, that is true.
And the flavor is bold.
It's just not bold in the way cheese is bold. It's bold in the way Jeffrey Dahmer was bold. Like I am evil and crazy and now I'm going to kill you and have sex with your dead face bold.
This cheese? Is very, very not good.
Like, VERY not good.
I have tried it in both the "cheddar" and "mozarrella" varieties and both times I was thankful that I am a vegan, because if I'd tried to put that shit on a burger, the patty would have RISEN FROM THE DEAD and run shrieking from my plate.
Very not good.
But not to worry. I boarded the vegan train knowing they didn't serve cheese--so this is no big loss. I still plan to try the homemade raw nut "cheeses" (and I will report back), but for now I'm more than content in my cheese-free existence.
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