I love Go Veggie!’s products, from their cream cheese (my cream cheese review) to parmesan to their shreds. In looking at their website for this blog post, I realized they have both vegan mozzarella cheese and lactose free (non-vegan) mozzarella cheese. I’ve only had their lactose free shreds, which contain milk protein (casein). The cheese melts, stretches and tastes good.
- Tastes closest to real cheese out of all cheese alternatives I’ve had.
- Not vegan (some products)
- Lactose free
This was surprisingly good tasting even though this shredded cheese doesn’t spread in the oven (photo right). When eating it, though, the cheese stretches similar to real cheese.
- Doesn’t melt
- No soy
- Base: Coconut
Comes in a ball like traditional mozzarella. The first half of the ball, I cut into pieces and wrapped in pizza dough with some pizza sauce. It melted into the dough and was gooey and delicious. Then I put it in the oven on gluten free bagel with pizza sauce and was surprised that it didn’t spread or change shape at all (see photo). When biting into it, it was more like mush than a cheese texture.
- Base: Cashew & Coconut
- Doesn’t spread when heated
- It gets soft but doesn’t stretch.
Once again, I was surprised to find that there were two versions of mozzarella cheese from this company when looking at their website for this blog. Except this company has an artisan version verses their original mozzarella shreds, both vegan. While the Daiya cheese does melt, it seems to taste and look better when I order it in a restaurant verses when I buy it in the grocery store and put it on home made pizza.
- Tapioca, pea or potato protein, and coconut oil