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Oh, HuffPo, you’ve got it all wrong when it comes to vegan cheese!

Recently, the news website published an article titled “Taste Test: Friends Don’t Let Friends Eat Vegan Cheese,” in which the editors concluded that “vegan cheese is a crime no one should commit.” Well, considering the way the editors went about this, we can see how they would come to this conclusion. They made a crucial mistake: choosing mostly store-bought, processed vegan cheese products. From Tofutti to Daiya, the editors tried them and disliked them one after one.

In fact, truly good vegan cheese is really not about “imitating” the taste of dairy cheese, but instead about re-thinking cheese completely. Just because a few big brands determine what a “cheese substitute” should look and taste like, doesn’t mean it will be appetizing. We challenge Huffington Post to think real, not “fake.” We’ve got some delicious, homemade nut cheese recipes here on One Green Planet. Try these below before writing off vegan cheese, HuffPo!

1. Vegan Moxarella

This homemade vegan moxarella cheese browns and stretches, making it perfect for pizza.

7 Vegan Cheeses Huffington Post Editors Should Really Taste

2. Vegan Macadamia Nut Brie En Croute

This takes much more effort than buying a fake cheese and slapping it on a sandwich, but hey, that’s why it’s called homemade, right?

7 Vegan Cheeses Huffington Post Editors Should Really Taste

3. Smoked Coconut Gouda

This versatile cheese melts fantastically and is made of healthy ingredients like coconut milk and nutritional yeast.

7 Vegan Cheeses Huffington Post Editors Should Really Taste

4. Vegan Cashew Cheese

Cashew cheese is amazing, and this one is a great substitute for cream cheese, without acting like it is cream cheese. It’s cashew cheese, not fake cheese — which is the whole point!

7 Vegan Cheeses Huffington Post Editors Should Really Taste

5. Smoky Pesto Cashew Cheese

When you slice this one, it may be hard to believe it’s not actually a real cheese. Using all real, natural ingredients makes all the difference.

7 Vegan Cheeses Huffington Post Editors Should Really Taste

6. Kick Ace Extra Sharp Vegan Cheddar Cheese Ball

Thanks to cashews, sun-dried tomatoes and nutritional yeast, this cheeseball is totally kick-ace and delicious.

7 Vegan Cheeses Huffington Post Editors Should Really Taste

7. Raw Vegan Cheese

Lastly, the HuffPost editors should try this simply, plain vegan cheese. Instead of loading this with a bunch of ingredients in a factory, you simply need macadamia nuts, water, lime juice and a dash of pink himalayan salt.

7 Vegan Cheeses Huffington Post Editors Should Really Taste

We bet if the Huffington Post editors had given these truly real vegan cheeses a try, they would be singing a whole new plant-based tune!

Lead image source: Smoky Pesto Cashew Cheese

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Britney Robinson
3 Months Ago

The world has gotten more narcissistic and selfish. Now no one can have a opinion everyone has to tell people they are wrong, and if you don\'t do what you tell them to do they are evil. If someone doesn\'t like a particular food or style let them think what they want. They are not child rapist, molesters, murder\'s, or racist. They just din\'t like vegan cheese it is not the end of the world and eating meat does not make you evil, you know what makes people evil being bullies like vegetarians tend to be.


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maggie
23 Jun 2014

Yeah, god those vegans are so bloody cruel for passing up on animals flesh that has been tortured for days and sometimes even years on end for a few moments of someone\'s pleasure, so narcissistic of them to actually care about something alive and feeling, so blood selfish of them not to pay others to murder and torture animals for them. What sadists for trying to show others a cruelty free way of life. Hang them all for being so bloody empathetic!!!!!!

Jodi Paige
3 Months Ago

AND Ours; VIRGIN Ⓥ CHEESE - Organic-Vegan-Artisan. We are keeping up with 12 flavors of traditionally cultured cashew based cheese for the ravenous appetites of local LAS VEGANS! Debuting at View Wine Bar & Kitchen and their CHEESE SHOPPE in Tivoli Village in the next few weeks. Artisan V cheese worthy of your wine! Voila! www.virgincheese.com


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