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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Pareve Cheese


Non-dairy cheese is really an amazing concept!!!
For milk allergies it's great because it provides an option that can be very similar to the real thing.
It's great for kosher consumers who want a rich dairy taste to go along with their meat meal. Ever go to a Kosher Subway, they know all about it! These cheeses are also a great alternative for people who are Cholov Yisrael.Vegan Cheeses have really come a long way doing a great job of mimicking "the real deal".Some non-dairy cheeses even have that "stretchy", "melty" quality. Faux can be Fabulous!
Daiya is a great choice for a soyfree vegan cheese. It's pareve (OU) and and melts really well. Teese  (CRC certified) melts well but isn't soyfree.
New to vegan cheeses? Try these tips for best results:
Spice it Up-  Zesty Italian seasoning, basil, garlic, oregano, you get the idea
Get Saucy -Use a flavorful tomato sauce
Go Crazy with Veggies- Sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, onions, jalapenos
Serve it Hot- Baked and gooey, you know what I mean
Skimp- Go skimpy on the cheese, a little goes a long way- get the texture but don't overdo it

As always read labels: not all cheeses are truly dairy free and some are soybased (a problem for the soy allergic)

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