In Defense of Falsified Cheese
Editors Note: I don’t know if you could tell, but here at ES we love
exploiting acknowledging our friends’ love of food, even if it is radically different than what we’d eat. Here is Maidelitala explaining her new found love of fake cheese. Refresher: Maidela is a long time vegetarian and recent lactard.
I found it!
I found a soy cheese that actually (1) tastes good (2) tastes good sliced on crackers and (3) tastes good melted – yes, a soy cheese that can melt! Now I’m obsessed with it: Soya Kaas. It makes me miss REAL cheese a little less. Oh and it’s frackin fat-free!
Soya Kaas comes in various flavors… The fat free “mild cheddar” variety, sold at Yes! Organic – and apparently Whole Foods – was the first one I got up the guts to try. Mind you I am a REAL cheese lover. I go crazy for some Cheshire cheese, cream cheese, extra sharp Cabot cheddar, blue cheese, manchego….
I miss it, but god it’s just not worth the sick that’d follow…
The Soya Kaas is really quite delicious sliced and served on garlic flat bread or a baguette right out of the fridge (I’ll try it on grilled cheese this weekend.)
I just bought the jalapeño flavor and it also comes in “mozzarella” style. Supposedly it freezes really well too. Go figure.
And, I talked to my friend who has been a lactard – like I am – for a while about my discovery and she said, “Oh I love Soya Kaas. It is the ONLY soy cheese I buy.”
This — from a woman who will periodically go on dairy binges even if it will tie her to the toilet for the next three and a half days — is a ringing endorsement.