Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cheddar Style Cheese Shreds - Daiya

So, if you know me,
 you know that it makes sense
that I would write about a faux cheese product first!

I have a slight 
(maybe not so slight)
addiction to cheese
and was devastated but not shocked last year
when I found out that I have a
mild, delayed reaction allergy to dairy products.

I have avoided them in hopes
that I would be able to reintroduce them at some point...
alas, no.
I am still having a reaction...yuck.

So over this last year, I have been on a hunt for yummy dairy free cheese-like options.

Most are not very tasty or have a bad texture.
There are some made out of almonds (which I can't eat)
There are some made from soy (which I can't eat)
and some made from rice...which I CAN eat.

Two days ago I stumbled on this brand at Whole Foods.

I hadn't seen it before and haven't really done any research into the company and their other products yet but I wanted to pass on the info.
It is pretty good!

Eaten on it's own it actually tastes like cheddar.
It melted fairly well and was stretchy like real cheese.

They had a mozzarella version too but I didn't try that yet.

Looks a bit weird and curly...but worth a try.

Dairy, lactose and casein free,
Gluten and soy free,
Cholesterol free.

If you try it, let me know what you think! 

Daiya is made with only the best planet based ingredients


  1. I haven't tried this brand yet but I've tried a bunch of others. I'll be honest, I LOVE cheese and when I became lactose intolerant I was devastated I couldn't eat cheese anymore. I've been trying to find a substitute but nothing even comes close.

    I'll have to give this a try.

  2. Hi James,

    Thanks for writing...let me know what you think. I have been really surprised by this brand. I actually liked the mozarella better. I will be posting pictures of a "cheese" quesadilla I made where you can see how smooth, melted and stretchy this cheese is! Very exciting!


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