cheese

Getting Fancy: Adventures with Zengarry’s Artisanal Cheese

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator In last week’s Toronto Veg Blog post about vegan cream eggs (I hope you had a chance to try some!) I mentioned the plethora of recent Blog TO articles about cheesy vegan comfort foods in Toronto, such as mac n cheese and poutine. Another area of expanding cheese options in Toronto is artisanal cheeses. No longer is vegan cheese just for topping your pizza or throwing into your burrito. You can now also serve it up all fancy at a party, sliced atop a salted cracker or some crudites. I was ever so fortunate recently to find myself with an abundance of two of Fauxmagerie Zengarry’s new artisanal flavours: raw brie and gruyere. To be honest, I didn’t grow up eating fancy cheese so I didn’t know exactly what to expect. I quickly realized what decadent, salty deliciousness I’ve been missing all my life! As I wasn’t accustomed to using artisanal cheese, I started by asking around for suggestions on how exactly one should eat brie or gruyere cheese. I started by spreading some grueyere on toast and tried it on carrots too, and yes it was delicious. But I didn’t shy away… Read More


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Creative in the Kitchen

By 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… Read More


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