How To Use and Look After Your Vegan Cheese

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How to Use and Look After Your Vegan Cheese

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Hard Cheese (Original, Peppered, Chilli, etc.)

The Vegan Hard Cheeses are best enjoyed eaten as is with crackers & chutneys. It can also be grated, mixed into sauces and melted with a little bit of work.

Looking After Your Cheese

This cheese has been made in a similar way that dairy cheese is and so is breathing, ever maturing product.

How long does it last?

As a fermented product, this does not have an expiry date as it is considered as ‘gone off’ already. However, if you don’t look after the cheese, the quality will reduce drastically and may grow unwanted bacteria.  As soon as the cheese smells ‘funky’, bin it. If it has any unwanted growth on it, cut it away and enjoy the rest.

How to look after it?

Wrap cheese in waxed paper, baking paper or parchment paper. Place within an airtight container and place in the fridge. Avoid using plastic wrap directly on the cheese as it will start to sweat and create an environment for bacteria to grow. Avoid directly placing in a container with paper as the cheese will dry out and become hard.

When using, always cut with a clean knife. Handle with clean hands and avoid any cross contamination with any other products.

With patience, your cheese can develop better flavours when you look after it. It can last up to months after opening.

How To Use

This cheese can be eaten on its own, grated and melted with a bit of work.

If eating on its own, remove the cheese from the fridge (but still in the paper) for 1-2 hours to have more complex & intense flavours.

Melting. This cheese has been developed with texture in mind. This means that melting is a bit difficult as it doesn’t have a long list of ‘crap’ and gelling agents. The cheese will melt when placed on food with moisture and heating such as grating on pasta bolognese and heated.

This cheese may not work on grilled cheese sandwiches or pizzas unless you melt the cheese beforehand in a pan:

  1. Grate cheese in a saucepan.
  2. Add about 1/2 cup of plant-based milk to the pan (may need more if you are melting lots of cheese) and heating slowly. Stir continuously.
  3. The cheese will start to break down and melt.
  4. The more liquid you add the saucier the contents will become.

Frying. When fried in a pan without any liquid, the cheese may longer resemble cheese in texture and looks, however, will still have a cheesy taste and can be enjoyed as a completely different product.

Feta-Style Cheese

This cheese is best enjoyed straight from the fridge and crumbled onto dishes. This cheese also has semi-melting qualities.

Looking After Your Cheese

How long does it last?

As a fermented product, this does not have an expiry date as it is considered as ‘gone off’ already. However, if you don’t look after the cheese, the quality will reduce drastically and may grow unwanted bacteria.  As soon as the cheese smells ‘funky’, bin it. With extra moisture compared to hard cheeses, this cheese is best consumed 3 weeks upon opening the sealed packaging. If you bought this at the market without sealed packaging, this must be consumed with 2-3 weeks.

How to look after it?

Wrap cheese in waxed paper, baking paper or parchment paper. Place within an airtight container and place in the fridge. Avoid using plastic wrap directly on the cheese as it will start to sweat and create an environment for bacteria to grow. Avoid directly placing in a container with paper as the cheese will dry out and become hard.

When using, always cut with a clean knife. Handle with clean hands and avoid any cross contamination with any other products.

How To Use

This cheese is best enjoyed straight from the fridge and crumbled onto dishes. This cheese also has semi-melting qualities.

Melting. This cheese can be melted on pizza, dishes, etc. However, it won’t melt like dairy cheese does.

In the open, exposed areas of the cheese will crisp up however the inside with remain moist. When frying in the pan, only fry on one side. The base will char, but the top will be soft and gooey-like.