Daiya, my new favorite cheese substitute is a great addition to my Vegan diet because as a former cheese lover (and I mean L-O-V-E-R), I found that giving up the gooey stuff has been one of the hardest challenges. Coming from a girl with the flavor of cheese in her DNA, I’m impressed with how satiated I feel after creating and devouring a Daiya grilled cheese sandwich. Even some restaurants are adding Daiya products to their menu in order to accommodate the lactose intolerant, Vegans, food allergy sufferers, and dairy-free health enthusiasts.
Daiya, the dairy-free‘cheese’ that melts and stretches like real cheese, is a Canadian-based company that opened its doors in 2008. Daiya has worked tirelessly to create a product line of shreds, slices, blocks, cream cheese, mac n’ cheese, Greek yogurt, salad dressings, pizzas, and even cheesecake! They have over 30 dairy-free products in total.
What I Like:
Priding themselves on being the ‘industry leader in plant-based foods, the 100% plant-based company produces faux-cheese products that are not only lactose-free, they’re also:
What I L–o–v–e:
Simply – it’s the taste and texture. I don’t feel like I’m missing out. Made from tapioca starch, palm fruit, pea protein and non-GMO oils, it’s perfect on pizza, sandwiches, nachos, crackers, bread, and pasta.
My favorite way to enjoy it however, is nestled between 2 slices of bread, stuffed with sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, and a sidekick of tomato soup for dipping.
Thanks to Daiya (found in most major grocery stores), now the cheese lovin’ lactose intolerant, food allergy sufferers, dairy-free health enthusiasts, and Vegans can rejoice!