go veggie grilled cheeseBy Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Many vegetarians and vegans in the GTA will be familiar with Go Veggie! cheeses which have been on shelves in health food stores and larger grocery chains in Toronto for many years. However, for vegans, the “green line” remained off limits since it contains casein, a protein from dairy.

Enter the purple line: completely vegan and dairy-free cheese now available from Go Veggie! cheese.

When we heard the news, we of course were eager to get reviews of the new product, so we held a contest for our Facebook and Twitter followers to use the cruelty-free cheese in a creative recipe of their own. It turned out, people really did need to get creative! As the purple line is a new product, not all components of it are yet widely available in Toronto. (This of course, is where we need your help. Don’t be shy to make product requests at your local grocery stores!).

Daniella Robinson, who won the contest, was only able to find the dairy-free cream cheese in her neighbourhood, not the shreds, but we were wowed at how she put it to creative use.

Have you ever had a grilled cheese made with cream cheese? I haven’t, but am certainly intrigued! Here’s a description and drool-worthy photo from Daniella below.

“It’s a grilled cheese sandwich on sprouted bread, with Go Veggie! dairy-free cream cheese, Daiya dairy-free cheddar shreds, avocado, homemade red pepper jelly, tomato and a wee bit of salt and pepper, dipped in a vegan basil aioli.

P.S Have you spotted any of the Go Veggie! dairy-free cheese in your neighbourhood yet? Let us know so we can share the info by emailing blazarus@veg.ca.