So in the whole wake of the no cheese drama, there was much flailing and wailing and gnashing of teeth. I grabbed The Uncheese Cookbook and kept trying stuff. There was a recipe in there for a faux buffalo mozzarella that the author swore would melt. It totally didn’t and the pizza I tried to make with it was possibly the most demoralizing food experience of my life and triggered a total food depression. Various other dairy free friends had been recommending Daiya as THE CHEESE SUBSTITUTE. They don’t carry it at my local grocery and I was expecting to have to wait until I drove through the state capitol next month to pick some up at the Whole Foods there. But as luck would have it, I found some in a town an hour away. I picked up the cheddar shreds, the mozzarella shreds, the cheddar wedge (actually their version of block cheese), and the jalapeno garlic havarti wedge.
That night, I came home and tried tacos. They tasted like tacos and the cheddar shreds melted like cheese. I had a cheeseburger after that and the Daiya melted all over my fingers just like a real cheeseburger. Tonight I tried the mozzarella shreds with mini pizzas. OMG, y’all, I cannot tell you how happy I am. IT MELTS. IT TASTES LIKE CHEESE. I give it, two thumbs up! I no longer feel like my food life is over.