Say cheese! Now say vegan cheese because it's National Grilled Cheese Day!
Don't let that food pyramid fool you -- dairy is unnecessary and gross. As a vegan, I also think it's cruel -- but not trying to push that right now. Even many meat-eaters who are health and fitness focused have ditched dairy. It's made for a baby cows... not big humans.
But I get it, you're addicted to cheese - it rules. But fear not - these plant-based alternatives will fill the void that only cheese can fill.
Follow Your Heart is an awesome dairy-free cheese. It doesn't stretch quite as much as traditional cheese, but it melts to creamy deliciousness.
When in doubt, spice it up. That's my advice for life and cheese. Chao slices have all sorts of spices -muy delicioso.
Daiya is one of the most allergen-friendly and widely available dairy-free cheese brands on the market, and its latest cheeses are a big step up in both flavor and function. Soy-free, gluten-free, and made without nuts, this vegetable protein- and coconut oil-based vegan cheese is our pick for best-melting "cheese" for use in baked dishes like grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese or cheesy scalloped potatoes.