I’ve been eating a lot of vegan cheese lately. I can’t stop. I loved cheese in my pre-vegan days, and when I find a vegan version I’m happy with (because we all know it isn’t exactly the same – and perhaps never will be) I eat it on almost everything. I promised reviews of the Wayfare We Can’t Say It’s Cheese, so here’s the very first.
The first thing I would make was obvious – macaroni and cheese. Any vegan cheese should be able to pass this test. I used the cheddar dip (rather than the cheddar spread which has a much thicker consistency), and stirred it into the cooked noodles.
Unfortunately I wasn’t super impressed. (Also, terribly sorry about the picture. I’m getting mighty tired of relying on my cell phone for this.) Maybe I didn’t use enough cheese, because it was a little dry/not flavorful. On hindsight, I probably should have added a Tbs or two of Earth Balance, but I felt like it probably didn’t need it.
Today for lunch I tried again, this time with EB, a little miso, and more cheese. It was definitely better, but I’ll stick to making VeganDad’s mac n’ cheese in the future.
Last night for dinner I decided to use the Mexi-cheddar flavor and make burritos. I even made my own tortillas! I had no idea they were so simple. Plus it’s so much cheaper since there’s only three ingredients – water, flour, and salt. I used the recipe from Bunny Junk.
I spread the Mexi-cheddar variety over the tortilla, with a chickpea-cumin-chili powder filling, some red pepper, and avocado. I wasn’t too fond of this particular flavor on its own, but it was good rolled up in a burrito.
So far, my opinion of Wayfare’s cheese products are pretty positive. Compared to the vegan cheese alternatives on the market right now, these are rather close to being the best, especially the hickory flavor, which I’ve been eating off my finger every time I walk through the kitchen.
April 13, 2010 at 2:36 pm
Glad you like the hickory as much as us! I agree that fingers seem to be the best (or most common) delivery mechanism! Try going a little heavier with the cheddar dip on your noodles. In a heated pan, add in your oil of choice of choice or heat up a bit of water. Add the cheddar dip to the heated oil or water and stir well. I’ve found a bit of water works well to ensure the dip mixes thoroughly with the noodles and this step is included in the mac n cheese recipe on our website.
The chickpea tortillas sound great! 🙂