If you’ve tried dairy-free cheeses, you know delicious options exist, but few which actually melt. This can be a deal-beaker. Can you imagine nachos without melted cheese dripping, stretching and oozing across the layers? Let’s not go there. Instead, check out Daiya!
Daiya cheese is on my short list of processed foods I purchase with some regularity. The products are available in blocks, slices and shreds. Based on tapioca and arrowroot flours, these award-winning products are dairy (casein, whey and lactose), soy and gluten-free. They contain no cholesterol, trans fats, artificial ingredients, preservatives, hormones or antibiotics and are certified vegan.
I generally stick with the shreds for when I need a melted cheese-ish fix. I’m not as big of a fan of the products for use at room temperature or cold. Daiya products are available at most health food stores and Whole Foods Market.
And now for the question every reader is probably wondering; is Daiya just as good as regular cheese? No, it is not just as good. That is a tall order. But, it is a great option for those looking for a cheese alternative which suits their values and health needs.
Source: http://us.daiyafoods.com/our-products Accessed: May 3, 2015.
Do you use Daiya cheese? If so, how do you use it?