Vegan cheese can seem like a pretty mysterious substance. Here is a quick lowdown on what it's made of and what it taste like. Our recommendation, give it a try!
What's It Made Of?
Vegan cheese is a mixture of soy, yeast or vegetable proteins and tapioca starch.
There are many different recipes for vegan cheese. They can be nut based, soy based, and even coconut based!
Here's a great recipe for Roasted Garlic and Fresh Herb Cream Cheez: Roasted Garlic and Fresh Herb Cream Cheez
Is It Healthier Than Regular Cheese?
Vegan cheese is often cholesterol free, which is a positive. This sometimes means it can contain more protein. In order to achieve that same texture as dairy cheese products, the taste and look of vegan cheese is often chemically processed.
We'd recommend making your own vegan cheese. Here are 10 recipes that use real food to make your cheese substitute: These 25 Vegan Cheeses Will Make You Quit Dairy Forever
What Does It Taste Like?
Some describe vegan cheese as having a rubbery texture that sometimes has a very artificial taste. As with most foods, there is a wide variety of brands and multiple processes in which vegan cheese is made. The best way to tell how it tastes is to try it yourself!