Adventures in (Vegan) Cheese

Since I started reading healthy living blogs, I’ve been exposed to all kinds of different foods and eating styles that I’d never known about before. (And I’ve tried a lot of foods I’ve read about on blogs!)

I’ll try different foods, but right now, how I’m eating mostly works for me. I generally eat almost anything but am trying to go light on fried food, wheat and dairy to see if it helps my stomach.

There’s one problem with that.


Like, so much so that I joined French club in high school because my friend told me they did cheese tastings. DONE. This was obviously the club for me.

But I don’t think my stomach loves cheese. (Jerk.) I knew vegan and other dairy-free cheese alternatives existed, but I didn’t want to try them. They wouldn’t be as good as the real thing.

But for some reason, I decided to try vegan cheese last night.


(Um, technically it’s a “cheese product alternative.”)

I was having my friend Eileen over for tacos/fajitas, and I didn’t want to buy a bag of cheese I wouldn’t use again, so I decided to try this cheese. I was going to trick her and not tell her it was vegan, but at the last minute I told her and she didn’t seem too weirded out.


Maybe it was the wine.

Edited to add: The cheese wasn’t bad! It was in such a small quantity, though, that I wasn’t sure, so I tried it after dinner melted on a tortilla chip and it passed that all-important test.

12 comments on “Adventures in (Vegan) Cheese

  1. Kei Jager

    and how did it taste? I’m not big on the alternatives either, but my mom tries all sorts of things.
    And better yet, did it sit well with your tummy?

    1. Theodora Post author

      It wasn’t bad–but it was in a pretty small amount for my dinner. I melted it on a tortilla chip after dinner to see how it *really* tasted, and it was still good! And my tummy liked it, which is awesome.

  2. Lizzy

    Hows my.block of cheese in your fridge???? I find that some cheeses don’t bother my stomach as much as others so I stick to those because I could never give up cheese!!!

    1. Theodora Post author

      @Lizzy: It has not moved. What kind of cheeses don’t bother your stomach? Grated cheese seems to not bother mine too badly.

  3. Jenny

    Another vote for Daiya – we’ve used the cheddar, mozzarella, and pepper jack flavored shreds. My tummy isn’t a big cheese fan either and even my picky little boy eats Daiya.

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