Follow Your Heart Cheese Alternative – All New! (Slices & Blocks)

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Version:
American, Provolone, Mozzarella, Garden Herb
Price:
$4.99 per 10-slice or 7-ounce package ($.99 for 1-ounce snack size)

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Rating:
5
On July 27, 2015
Last modified:July 27, 2015

Summary:

Flavorful, melty, and a delicious upgrade to so many meals, snacks and recipes ... we don't really care if they taste exactly like dairy cheese because these thick cheesy slices and easy-to-shred blocks are just darn awesome in their own right. That said, they are definitely cheesy, and provide tasty nostalgia when cooked into pizza, lasagna and quesadillas and even served cold atop sandwiches and salads.

Forget what you thought you knew about Follow Your Heart Cheese Alternatives, or cheesy subs in general. These Slices & Blocks are not a part of their Vegan Gourmet group, nor are they a simple reformulation. This is a whole new “game-changing” line-up that we found rather addictive.

Follow Your Heart Cheese Alternative: New Slices & Blocks (a full review of this ALL NEW vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free & nut-free cheese (no, it's not Vegan Gourmet!)) 4 Flavors: Cheddar, Mozzarella, Provolone & Garden Herb

To preface, I don’t miss cheese. I’ve never really even liked cheese (I know, *gasp* am I really American?). So my only reason for seeking out the best cheesy options is for all of you. That said, I fell hard for the new Slices & Blocks Follow Your Heart Cheese.

Is it exactly like dairy cheese? Probably not. But does it taste delicious both cold and “melted”, does it add pungent cheesy flavor to recipes and quick meals, and does it have an alluring mouth feel? Yes, yes, and oh yes.

Vegan Corn Quesadillas with Follow Your Heart Cheese Alternative (a full review of this ALL NEW vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free & nut-free cheese (no, it's not Vegan Gourmet!)

A little confession – I didn’t take flavor notes for each of the four varieties of Follow Your Heart cheese alternatives. But, we enjoyed the Cheddar in pan-fried corn quesadillas (pictured above), atop nachos and in sandwiches. We savored both the Mozzarella and Provolone in lasagna and on pizza (pictured below). And the Garden Herb was nibbled as a snack, melted into sauce, and used on sandwiches and salads. The flavors for all fit seamlessly with their respective specialties.

Aside from the slight flavor variations, each of the Follow Your Heart cheese alternatives has the same texture. They slice, they grate, and they have such a noshable consistency that I caught myself stealing a piece or two while making dinner. They also have the same basic ingredients, with the shortest list that I’ve seen on a nut-free, soy-free dairy alternative – pretty much filtered water, coconut oil, starch, and natural seasonings. No carrageenan, no gums, and no gelatinous agar.

In terms of melting, Follow Your Heart cheese does, but may look less appealing and not as creamy if melted on top of your meal. I recommend using it as a middle layer in heated recipes, like you would with lasagna or quesadillas. As you an see, with pizza I simply piled on the toppings and it turned into the perfect ooey-gooey ingredient.

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Certifications: Follow Your Heart Cheese Alternatives (slices & blocks) are labeled as vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO, but we did not note any certifications.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Follow Your Heart Cheese Alternatives are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Follow Your Heart website at www.followyourheart.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

3 Comments

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  2. Thanks for your recent listing of best alternative cheese. I was able to find Follow Your Heart to use on tacos. I purchased a block of cheddar. It grated well and tasted great! I have a dairy allergy and am grateful that I have delicious alternatives.

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