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I am looking for a good cheese substitute for sandwiches and stuff. Has anyone tried the veggie slices or rice slices. do they really taste like cheese? I don't want to go out and buy a substitute only to get home and find that it tastes like cardboard? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Kate

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I've tried and liked the veggie slices(green package, don't remember the exact name). They taste pretty much like any other processed chesse slices. IMO they don't melt well and are better as is on sand. or crackers.

I'm interested in a non-dairy cheese that melts well and doesn't taste funky. Is that asking too much?

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for a sandwhich, I've found no substitute for cheese without casein. for some other things, there are various things (avocado for lasagna, cashew based raw ranch dressing sub, etc.)

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When in need of cheese, I make my own. It's a lot cheaper, and I hear the alternatives aren't great, but I can't have them due to other ingredients, anyay.

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Be sure to read the ingredients on those cheeses if you have food allergies. Especially to dairy. Some of them do contain whey or casein. I tried an almond cheese that I liked but it turns out I am allergic to almonds.

My daughter loves Chreese from Road's End Organics. I can not find the Chreese powder anywhere except directly from them though, so I buy it in bulk. I use the Alfredo style on pizza and the Cheddar style for sandwiches. I don't personally care for it because it tastes a bit mustardy. However, they do make a Nacho Chreese that comes in a jar and everyone who has tried it has found it to be yummy. Tastes just like cheese!

On occasion, I make my own cheese from nuts like cashews or macadamias, adding things like red, yellow or orange bell pepper, an orange, some lemon juice perhaps nutritional yeast, and salt. I mix it all up in my food processor then dehydrate for slices or use as is for a dip. I got the recipes from a raw cookbook or from a raw food forum. I can't repost them here since they are not my own recipes.

For pasta, I just use nutritional yeast. It works very well as a substitute for parmesan. I mix some into my sauce then sprinkle more on top. Daughter also likes it on popcorn.

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I've tried and liked the veggie slices(green package, don't remember the exact name). They taste pretty much like any other processed chesse slices. IMO they don't melt well and are better as is on sand. or crackers.

I'm interested in a non-dairy cheese that melts well and doesn't taste funky. Is that asking too much?

Chreese will melt like cheese on pizza or in a sandwich, however I don't find it to taste like cheese. When I make the Mac and Chreese, I add cubes of ham to it. And I've put ham on grilled Chreese sandwiches. If you like mustard like my daughter does, it might work for you. Oddly, I love the Nacho Chreese. It does taste like cheese. Hmmm... Wonder if that would work for a sandwich?

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Thanks so much for everyone's input. I will give the veggie slices a try. And I will be sure to post if I find the "perfect" cheese substitute.

KAte

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this thread is 4 years old.....

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How can you recommend Chreese when it is made with WHEAT???

This is a very old thread. Ingredients may have changed. That said, I have found all cheese subs to be disgusting (IMO). I just make my gluten-free pizzas without any cheese now and I am happy.

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This is a very old thread. Ingredients may have changed. That said, I have found all cheese subs to be disgusting (IMO). I just make my gluten-free pizzas without any cheese now and I am happy.

Apparently there are two products called "Chreese". A search first turned up the product with the wheat in it. But that is not what I bought. I bought the Road's End Organics. These are the ingredients for one of the cheese sauces. It is gluten-free.

Ingredients: Organic Brown Rice Flour, Enriched Nutritional Yeast (nutritional yeast, niacin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin[vitamin B2], thiamine hydrochloride[vitamin B1], folic acid, Vitamin B12),Organic Tapioca Starch, Organic GreenLentil Flour, Salt, Organic Garlic Powder,Organic Ground Yellow Mustard Seed,Organic Onion Powder, Annatto Powder.

We had to stop using it because daughter developed a lentil allergy.

I did do further reading. Apparently they make two kinds. One with wheat, one without. Same brand.

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