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#1 of 4 Old 02-23-2011, 07:56 AM - Thread Starter
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My mom recently found out she is allergic to milk and yeast (as well as a host of other things...)  She has drastically modified her diet but one of the things she really misses is cheese - grilled cheese sandwiches, cheesy pasta, maybe even pizza if I can make a crust with no yeast...


Most of the vegan cheese I've found has casein added (what's the point of that??) or has yeast in it.  We tried one brand from Giant - Rice Vegan I think? - but really disliked the taste.


Any recommendations?

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I haven't found a cheese sub yet that tastes much like cheese.


We use these for grilled cheese and egg sandwiches.  I have made mac and cheese with no cheese subs, just nutritional yeast, and it tasted pretty good.  Mostly a "white" sauce of flour, margarine and chicken broth.  For pizza, I mostly use nutritional yeast in the sauce.  It's different, since there's obviously no cheese, but it does taste a bit cheesy.  We do have one brand of soy shredded cheese that's ok but not great.  I can't remember the brand right now though. 


I have never understood why most cheese subs have casein. 

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One word: DAIYA!


Check it out at http://www.daiyafoods.com/index.html.


I love it! Oh, it does have inactive yeast but I have problems with yeast and this doesn't give me any trouble.

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Daiya is the best! I love it!

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