If you are anything like me, you miss the taste of cheese. Not too many of the soy cheese I have eaten taste like anything I would want to eat again!
Recently, Galaxy Foods sent me a sample of their new ‘made to melt’ cheese shreds. When I received the package, it was tightly wrapped in a Styrofoam box with ice packs — their cheese needs be refrigerated! There were two varieties in the package: white-looking Vegan Mozzarella Style Shreds and orange-like Mexican Style Shreds.
Today I decided to try out the Vegan Mozzarella Shred, so I threw together an Italian style dish and topped it with the shreds:
Italian Casserole with Vegan Mozzarella Shreds
I took my largest saute pan and added the following items:
1 – 24 oz. jar of vegan pasta sauce
1 cup dried mushrooms, chopped in the food processor
1 – 16 oz. can black olives, chopped in the food processor
About 6 leaves of swiss chard, chopped
Bring the sauce to a boil and simmer for 30 or so minutes.
Add all the ingredients together and top with Vegan Mozzarella Style Shreds and set under the broiler for a few minutes (watching carefully)
I was amazed to see the ‘cheese’ actually MELT! And the taste was amazing. The shreds were a bit more like a mozzarella sauce — they did not have the stringy texture of mozzarella cheese — but they did taste like mozzarella!
I was impressed!!
Later, I am going to make some vegan tacos and try out the Mexican Style Shreds. If it is as good as the first one, I am going to have one happy tummy!!
Check out the Galaxy Foods website for more information on their amazing Vegan Cheeses!!