Diet Vegan

I miss Cheese!

“I’d like to be a vegan but I’d miss cheese!”

This is something I hear a lot from my friends and from clients. Cheese is one of the things that seems to hold a lot of people back from embracing a vegan diet.

Whilst the truth is that there is no perfect substitute, it may take your taste buds a little time to adapt to vegan cheese. However, many supermarkets now do vegan cheese and there are some good options available. You can also make your own vegan cheese (see recipes below).

Here are a range of vegan cheese from the main supermarkets that you might like to try:

Tesco Smoked Cheddar Style (round)

The Tesco range includes: Blue Style Wedge (with mould effect), Cheddar Style with Jalapeno & Chilli, Mature Cheddar Wedge, Wensleydale Style with Cranberries, Sliced Red Leicester Style, Grated Mozzarella Style, Grated Hard Italian Style (Parmesan) and Soft Cheese.

A selection of Vegan Cheese from Tesco

Sainsbury’s Greek-style cheese

For that key ingredient to your Greek salad, or veg skewers, then look no further than Sainsbury’s Greek-style cheese This cheese alternative mimics the taste of goats cheese well and its crumbly nature – due to milk solids, which normally coagulate and produce curd, not being present – is in this case welcomed. What is so awesome about this particular cheese is that you can grate it, cut it into chunks or vegan cheese slices, and this is even a dairy free cheese that melts – basically it’s an all-purpose cheese that does the job, in a cruelty-free way.

The free from range from Sainsbury

Making your own vegan cheese

If you would like to try making our own home made vegan cheese, I have attached some easy recipes for you to try.

Vegan Cream Cheese
A tangy vegan cheese made from cashews
Check out this recipe
Vegan cream cheese recipie
Vegan tofu feta cheese
Easy to make and has virtually no fat
Check out this recipe
Vegan feta cheese
Vegan Queso
A spicy, creamy white vegan queso made with green chillis and cashew nuts
Check out this recipe

Let me know if you try any of the supermarket cheese or the homemade vegan cheese recipes. Do you have a favourite vegan cheese? Do you have any tips for someone new to the vegan diet? Let me know at sharon@salisburynutrition.co.uk or come and say hello on social media

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