One of our specialties at BeWell is working with food allergies. Dairy is, by far, one of the most common allergies that I see with my clients. Most people like milk alternatives but cheese has been an ongoing challenge.
So I have been on a mission to try out some of the new dairy-free options that are offered and here’s what I’ve found:
Chao: Field Roast Grain Co.: Available in coconut herb, regular, and tomato pepper. This company has upped the cheese game. I bought this and have used it for eggs, tacos, sandwiches, and pizza. It has a creamy texture when it melts and can be eaten cold on a sandwich. I’ve added the coconut herb version to a turkey sandwich and it was really tasty. Locally you can find this at Nature’s Pantry and Wegman’s.
Follow Your Heart: Available in American, gouda, mozzarella, pepperjack, and provolone. There are two versions of this cheese: one is soy based, the other is not. I have only tried to soy-free versions and I am obsessed with the smoked gouda! I have tried this on sandwiches and eggs. If you are local to State College, Nature’s Pantry has the largest variety. You can also find this at Giant and Wegman’s (but I believe both of those stores only carry the soy-based version.)
Miyoko’s: This cheese is available as fresh mozzarella! I have used this twice on pizza and it was a hit with both my husband and step-son. It actually melts like real cheese and has a super creamy texture (see photo to right). They make a variety of different flavors, but I have not tried anything other than the mozzarella. This one is a little more expensive than its’ competition, but I personally think it’s worth it. 🙂