People that know me well, know I love cheese. This is one reason I am not vegan, but I still love to try vegan alternatives to things. I thought it would be a great idea to source some popular vegan cheese and give my verdict on what they were like. There are so many amazing brands these days doing great things! Let’s see what I picked…
This was really good actually. A lovely smoky taste and really similar to smoked cheese. I do prefer a good cheddar to smoked cheese, but this was amazing to try. Definitely a great swap and I can see why people love this vegan version!
This was really creamy and had a great flavour. It wasn’t quite the texture of dairy Camembert and didn’t have that depth of flavour. It was quite soft and almost spreadable. Nevertheless, this is a great vegan option, and I am so impressed. I really liked this and could get used to this if I was vegan. One problem is it is so expensive, so not as affordable as the dairy variety.
I was so excited to try this, and I did like it… but it just isn’t Cheddar. I love Cheddar cheese and it is my favourite cheese, so this is always going to be a tough one to live up to. It had a really nice texture, and the taste was nice, but it just didn’t taste very strong at all. It also had a coconut aftertaste and whereas I like coconut, I don’t really want my cheese to taste of it. Who knows, maybe if I did turn vegan one day, I could get used to this, but I feel this Cheddar cheese hasn’t really hit the spot yet for me. Let me know if you have any great vegan cheese suggestions in the comments below!
What did you think of these vegan cheese options? Have you tried any before?