Not all cheeses are created equal
This is the kind of blog post a lot of people don’t like to read… I am a vegan and I’m about to be less than complimentary about a vegan product made by a vegan company.
My years as a vegan have been spent tasting and rating vegan cheeses. I have enjoyed many fine dairy alternatives including Cheezly, Vegusto, Daiya and Sheese. These brands are market leaders in the field of compassionate cheese production and I rarely go more than a few days without consuming a bit of something from this list.
As an established vegan cheese lover, it is therefore upsetting to discover a product that fails to impress. I hate to be the bearer of such a negative opinion, but I bought some Vegourmet and it was sadly sub par.
I certainly had high hopes for Vegourmet and I went into the experience hoping for the best, but it left a lot to be desired. Firstly, the texture was more rubbery than I normally enjoy. The block was heavy and sliced easily, but was far too chewy.
I’ll put the taste review in simple language… rubbery and chalky. In my opinion, it wasn’t an enjoyable eating experience. But I don’t give up easily and I wanted to find a way to enjoy Vegourmet. Enter pizza.
The cheese melted adequately, but I’m sad to say the flavour wasn’t improved by heat. Of course I would love to hear from those who enjoyed Vegourmet, as this blog is just the opinion of one fat, gay vegan. My first impressions are not enough to get me buying it again anytime soon. Have you had a different experience?