Punk Rawk Nacho Cheese

Of all the Punk Rawk vegan cheeses we love, this is our favorite! (Of course, we haven’t yet sampled Cashew Smoked or the mushroomy Cashew of the Woods; we need to nag our local stores about getting these in stock.) These cheeses come in excellent packaging (what a cool logo, right?), but they don’t necessarily … Read more

Punk Rawk Herb Cashew Cheese

Punk Rawk Labs has some of the very best vegan cheese out there, and so naturally we plan on trying every flavor. Today, it’s herb. This is as creamy and rich as the original but with a nice herby flavor; no one spice stands out but the overall effect is pleasing, and it’s perfect with … Read more

Kite Hill Cream Cheese – Plain

We tried the Kite Hill plain after we sampled the chive — and expected this flavor to be less exciting than its chive version. But while it’s not chivey, it is no less delicious. Among three tasters of a good many vegan cream cheeses over the years, this is the hands-on favorite. This almond-milk-based cheese … Read more

Kite Hill Cream Cheese – Chive

This is my new favorite cream cheese. I used to be addicted to Daiya’s chive & onion cream cheese for bagels, but now it’s this Kite Hill variety. I first discovered it nearly two years ago at a Whole Foods when I was traveling, but it wasn’t available near me, so I only enjoyed it … Read more

Treeline Green Peppercorn

We love Treeline‘s many cheeses, especially the French-style spreadable cheeses, and so were thrilled to discover a new flavor (to us, anyway) at a local grocery: Green Peppercorn. This one is indeed, exactly as the package reads, “mild yet subtly tangy” — it’s terrific on crackers but mild enough to put on bagels as a … Read more

Parmela Aged Cheddar Shreds & Mozzarella

With a local grocer stocking these new cheeses from Parmela, a pizza party was clearly in order. First, a few words about Parmela Creamery’s aged nut cheese — these cheddar shreds were delicious to eat out of the bag (which is not even close to true of most vegan shreds, most of which are waxy … Read more

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