While it wasn’t bad, this imitation mozzarella was not convincing enough for me to want to convert to veganism.
Jokes aside, the word that kept coming to mind was “unoffensive”. Daiya’s Mozzarella Style Shreds are unoffensive in every way. The taste and texture aren’t bad, but at the same time really don’t come close to the iconic marvel that is mozzarella cheese. In hindsight, pizza is a meal that relies VERY heavily on the flavor of mozzarella, so using this vegan cheese to make the abomination that is “pizza bread” was a mistake on our part. Daiya’s mild buttery flavor just really missed the mark for me all around.
That being said, the cheese was better than I anticipated, and I’m excited to try other Daiya products. These Mozzarella Style Shreds could be a great dairy-free substitute in all kinds of pasta dishes and other cheese covered goodies. Just don’t expect a 1:1 Mozzarella imitation.
Not yet, anyways.
Daiya’s Mozzarella Style Shreds come in 8oz resealable plastic bags containing approximately 2 cups of shredded cheese. This vegan cheese must be refrigerated.
We purchased this product from our local Whole Foods for $4.99/bag.
Daiya reccomends using less of their cheese than you would a regular dairy cheese. Based on our experience, that’s probably sounds advice. The areas where we used too much cheese almost ended up a cream cheese consistency.
If you’re using Daiya’s Mozzarella Style Shreds to make homemade pizza, here are their recommendations.
10 inch = 4 oz (110 grams)
12 inch = 5.5 oz (160 grams)
14 inch = 7.5 oz (220 grams)
16 inch = 10 oz (280 grams)
18 inch = 12.5 oz (358 grams)
Filtered water, tapioca flour, expeller pressed non-GMO canola and/or safflower oil, coconut oil, pea protein, salt, vegan natural flavours, inactive yeast, vegetable glycerin, xanthan gum, citric acid (vegan, for flavour), titanium dioxide (a naturally occurring mineral).
Does NOT contain dairy, gluten, soy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish.
Serving Size 1/4 cup (28g)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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