November 30, 2010
Vegan MoFo: What the snot is this
It's buffalo mostarella uncheese from The Uncheese Cookbook. I really wanted a cheeselike substance for a sandwich and didn't want to spend $5 on a tiny block of vegan cheese, so I found a recipe that didn't require agar and had at it.
I was very skeptical while making this "uncheese," and I lacked a key ingredient ...my tahini had gone moldy (gross). I used some mild miso paste instead and a little sesame oil. The result was something that tasted very familiar, but definitely not like mozz. It has become milder and more tasty after sitting in the fridge for a few days. It's not really a cheese for slicing, as it is very sticky. It tasted okay in a grilled cheese, but I've seen people have good results on pizza so maybe that's next. I'm going to go against my better judgement and freeze some since it made a whole lot.
Do you make your own vegan "cheese" substances? What are your favorites? If you aren't a lifelong vegan, do you even miss cheese?
P.S. Good bye, Vegan MoFo, see you next year!