Here's my tips on finding vegan cheeses and some selected brands that I use in my cooking in everything from lasagne and pasta sauce to sandwiches and pizzas..
So yes, as a vegan you can still enjoy all of those
lovely cheesey flavours and dishes without having to consume anything
that contains dairy.
Some brands to avoid are:
If you don’t read your ingredients you will buy these brands thinking they’re vegan. Their products include animal ingredients, so please make sure you read those labels so that you aren’t caught out! And if you are, because truly sometimes you do read the label and you think it’s all fine and you get home, have a dig in and then someone else in your family reads the ingredients and asks you if you know that it contains eggs.
Fret not, you didn’t do it intentionally so don’t worry about it. It’s a good reminder to not get complacent and to make sure you take the time to read the ingredients one at a time.
Like any new product you’ll want to try a few different brands until you find the one that has the taste and texture you like best.
There are a couple of varieties that are all readily available online as well as those that you will find in your supermarket. My favourites are:
You can use these cheeses on a variety of foods- sandwiches, baked potatoes, pizza’s, lasagna’s and other dishes as well as to create a creamy pasta sauce, or to grate onto other pasta dishes.