Sunday, June 13, 2010

Daiya Vegan Cheese in Canada!!!

IT is here! Daiya cheese has only been a rumor in my life until now. I had some relatives driving from Minneapolis who graciously brought me 2 bags of the coveted Daiya vegan cheese. It melts! It stretches! It's Daiya!
The first attempt was on toast to see if it would melt under the broiler and I was surprised and amazed that it did. The taste/consistency of Daiya in your mouth is quite interesting. It tastes and feels amazing.

Next I tried it cold in a 7 layer dip. There are refried beans, salsa, vegan sour cream, chopped mixed greens, green onions, olives and Daiya cheese. It was delicious. I would make this for my next potluck dish. The flavours all worked well with each other.

Last but not least....potato skins! These were Fabulous! I don't think I have ever had a potato skin since being vegan but now I can enjoy them on a regular basis! I baked some Russet Potatoes and scrapped out the flesh. I think filled them with chopped green onions and Daiya Cheese. I baked for about 15 minutes at 425 in the toaster oven and they came out perfect. I topped each with a dollop of vegan sour cream.
I really hope that someone in Winnipeg starts carrying Daiya cheese. For now I am at the mercy of friends/family who visit the USA.


Erin said...

I love their packaging, so cute. So far I have only seen it separated into packages and sold, not in their packaging.

KittyPaws said...

I am hoping to be able to find the 5 lb bags to seperate them into my own little bags. Apparently they freeze quite well.

Jennifer said...

Just came across your blog. Noticed that Boon Burger has Daiya on their menu, so I'm hoping it must be available for purchase somewhere in Winnipeg.

Barb said...

I've only been vegan since the start of 2011, so I'm not sure how long it's been available here, but I'm hoping you know it is quite available in Winnipeg now. Organza, Eat It, Mondragon. Not sure where else because that's where I've seen it. :)