HELP!!! ... with soy cheese

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 10:17am
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i finally found a vegan soy cheese that is safe for my dairy and nut allergic dd. made a grilled cheese for her and soy cheese being soy cheese, it didn't melt very well -- just kind of warmed up on the grilled bread. needless to say, my 3 year old didn't think grilled cheese was all that great.

i would really like her to get some of this cheese in her diet (it has a little protein, but a good amount of calcium, which is something we are always striving to get more of in her diet).

does anyone have any good recipes for soy cheese? i have sliced american and sliced mozzarella. maybe a good mac and "cheese" casserole? does this stuff ever melt very well?....HELP!

thanks.

Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 10:29am
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I've found that if I put it in the microwave (tofutti brand), it will melt. I've made (although they wouldn't eat it...grrrr)pizza for them by melting it in microwave, then pouring it over the pizza to bake in the oven. Meg

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 6:15am
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My 5 year old DA & PA son loves to eat the Tofutti slices right out of the package. He will not eat a grilled cheese sandwich made from them. Go figure. My NFA 2 year old won't eat grilled cheese either.
My DA & PA son gets most of his calcuim from non-dairy beverages, fortified OJ, and soy yogurts. He also good about eating his brocolli, which has a good amount in it.
I had a reciped for mac and "cheese" from a vegan web site. It did not use soy cheese. My husband thought it was okay, but the kids didn't like it much and I couldn't stand the smell. I think it was from vegweb.com.
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Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 10:12am
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Hi!
I am lactose intolerant. Over the years I have tried many brands of soy cheese and NONE of them melted and they also stuck to plates, tools, etc... YUCK!
I bought a recipe book for making your own "cheese" (I believe it was the "Uncheese Cookbook" (one word for that book - ok - two words - "really gross"!)
Then one day at Whole Foods I came upon a gourmet soy cheese made by Blue Moon Brands - It was shredded Blue Moon Soy Mozzarella Cheese and oh so good! AND it MELTED!!! For real! Expensive but well worth the treat. Pizza tasted, well, like pizza!
I no longer find this item at Whole Foods. Since I am the only one who can't eat cheese, I have also not taken the time to search for it online.
If you can find it - I believe it will be a hit!
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Posted on: Wed, 07/26/2006 - 10:29am
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Joined: 03/12/2004 - 09:00

I've found that if I put it in the microwave (tofutti brand), it will melt. I've made (although they wouldn't eat it...grrrr)pizza for them by melting it in microwave, then pouring it over the pizza to bake in the oven. Meg

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 6:15am
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Joined: 10/01/2004 - 09:00

My 5 year old DA & PA son loves to eat the Tofutti slices right out of the package. He will not eat a grilled cheese sandwich made from them. Go figure. My NFA 2 year old won't eat grilled cheese either.
My DA & PA son gets most of his calcuim from non-dairy beverages, fortified OJ, and soy yogurts. He also good about eating his brocolli, which has a good amount in it.
I had a reciped for mac and "cheese" from a vegan web site. It did not use soy cheese. My husband thought it was okay, but the kids didn't like it much and I couldn't stand the smell. I think it was from vegweb.com.
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[This message has been edited by Darkmage (edited July 27, 2006).]

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 10:12am
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Joined: 01/28/2006 - 09:00

Hi!
I am lactose intolerant. Over the years I have tried many brands of soy cheese and NONE of them melted and they also stuck to plates, tools, etc... YUCK!
I bought a recipe book for making your own "cheese" (I believe it was the "Uncheese Cookbook" (one word for that book - ok - two words - "really gross"!)
Then one day at Whole Foods I came upon a gourmet soy cheese made by Blue Moon Brands - It was shredded Blue Moon Soy Mozzarella Cheese and oh so good! AND it MELTED!!! For real! Expensive but well worth the treat. Pizza tasted, well, like pizza!
I no longer find this item at Whole Foods. Since I am the only one who can't eat cheese, I have also not taken the time to search for it online.
If you can find it - I believe it will be a hit!
[This message has been edited by PurpleCat (edited July 27, 2006).]
[This message has been edited by PurpleCat (edited July 27, 2006).]

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