Yes, you can enjoy macaroni and cheese again! The grated cheese is wonderful for pizza or casseroles, wedges can be sliced for sandwiches, or cut into bite sized cubes for snacking. The product melts, shreds and tastes just like cheese...just no dairy ingredients.
According to Elizah Leigh at http://www.organicauthority.com/foodie-buzz/what-is-vegan-cheese-made-of.html, vegan cheese is derived for plant-based ingredients, such as soy protein, solidified vegetable oil, nutritional yeast, arrow root, pea protein, agar flakes, nuts, tapioca flour, assorted bacteria cultures and etc... Ingredients in specific brands vary.
Daiya makes a completely dairy-free cheese product and contains no casin, whey, lactose, soy, gluten, eggs, rice or peanuts. The product is free of most tree nuts; however, coconut oil is utilized. Daiya eliminates the possibility of cross contamination with its own production facility. The vegan cheese melts and stretches and is excellent for lasagna and quesadillas This is great news for vegans and people that are allergic to dairy products. To locate a store near you, visit the site at http://www.daiyafoods.com/our-products.
Dr. Cow offers many vegan cheese options such as cashew nut cream cheese, aged cashew and brazil nut cheese, aged macadamia nut cheese and others. The cashew nut cream cheese is rich in iron, low in fat and calories with zero cholesterol. It is an excellent source of vegetable protein. This product contains no soy, 100% gluten and dairy free, no preservatives, stabilizers or artificial ingredients. For more information on Dr. Cow nut cheeses visit the site at http://www.dr-cow.com/products/.
Follow Your Heart offers vegan cheese in addition to a line of salad dressings and other vegan products at http://www.followyourheart.com/. The site lists numerous vegan recipes of course utilizing Follow Your Heart ingredients such as vegan cheese cake, potato salad, sun-dried tomato basil cheese log, and black cherry sour cream muffins to name a few. Follow Your Heart has an established vegan restaurant and market in Southern California.
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