07/10/2008

Vegan MoFo Day 7: I can haz cheeeez

Your mission should you choose to accept:
Make a Vegan Cheez that is better than any you've ever tried. OK that's easy - I've only tried one and that was a Chedda Cheez variation of the Colby Cheez recipe from the Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook that I saw here. BUT should you accept this mission the Cheez MUST: a. Taste like cheese b. Melt like cheese OK I think I've got the first one covered. Whilst Mr. Treehugger was chowing down on some of my Besto Pesto he turned to me and said "Damn that really tastes cheesy - you sure it's Vegan?" And you know what - he was right. It does taste cheesy, very cheesy. So my Vegan Cheez simply must include a whole load of Besto Pesto. Check! Now the second requirement's a bit more tricky. I'm sure Vegan Cheez professionals have tested and tested ways to make a melty vegan Cheez, and from reviews and chatting to PPK'ers it seems that the perfect melting Cheez is somewhat harder to achieve. Well I do love a good challenge so I donned my apron, grabbed my spatula and set about the kitchen on a Cheez making extravaganza. The Result:
TaDa!
The melting test
The Verdict Whilst it looked like a Mozzarella type Cheese it had a Cheddary type taste and it did melt - it melted beautifully and tasted good on toast. But there is room for improvement so I will stick with it before I divulge the recipe.

12 comments:

Becks - Not a Rabbit. said...

ooh Cheez! (Homer Simpson style)
Clever Treehugger!

Kelly said...

Ooh. I am totally intrigued. I'll have to stick around to see when you finally post the recipe. I have yet to make cheeze, but there is always a first for everything. Sounds adventurous.

east.west said...

i'm so impressed! and i can't wait to see how you did it...it looks delicious!

east.west said...

wow, it looks amazing! i can't wait to see how you did it!

Anke said...

wow, that looks amazing! my attempts have never had such good results!!!

theliberalvegan said...

Wow, this looks great!

VeganView said...

Oooh I just love your blog! Thanks for the Q word! I am glad someone else does this silly game I love. Be in touch! :)

Monika K said...

What a great blog! Let me know when your recipe is ready - I'd love to try it (I've never made vegan cheez before and have it on my vegan mofo list of things to do). (:

...barbara... said...

i want to try this cheese....
i too have only made the colby kind from uuc....
but i want to try more....
next i was think a fondue one...
yet my supply of nooch is limited...*tear*

Mihl said...

Congratulations on the cheese success!

Ginger said...

OMG! i cannot wait for this recipe....you tease! ;)

Bethany said...

I can hardly wait!