Nutty Cow Nut Cheese (Discontinued)

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Version:
Ricotta Style, Garlic Herb, Maple Pecan
Price:
$5.99 per 10-ounce tub

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On April 4, 2013
Last modified:April 22, 2016

Summary:

This nut- and soy-based vegan option has a fluffy ricotta-like texture that works beautifully in recipes. The three flavors add delicious versatility.

The second I spotted Nutty Cow Cheese Alternative, I knew it was destined to be featured on this website.

Nutty Cow Cheese Alternative - Ricotta

As you can see, there are three flavors of Nutty Cow cheese, and my appetite was up to the task of sampling each one …

Ricotta-Style is basically the “Original” flavor with a more versatile profile. Interestingly enough, I actually liked this one best when paired with strong flavors. It tended to enhance and slightly mellow the dish. My favorite was a big dollop of this Nutty Cow Cheese in Moroccan Tagine.

Though I did sample the Ricotta-Style in some vegan eggplant stackers (pictured below), for Italian, I preferred the pungent Garlic Herb. I’m a sucker for bold flavors, and this one packs a solid dose.

Nutty Cow Ricotta Cheese Style Spread

I had never tried a sweet ricotta, but could definitely see the applications of the tasty Maple Pecan flavor – a slather on toast or waffles, folded into dairy-free crepes, and maybe even piped into muffins for a “surprise in the middle” recipe.

After reading several blogger reviews about the product, I expected more of a cream cheesy spread than a ricotta, but the “cheese” makers at Nutty Cow never stop improving their recipe. The three varieties that I received were certainly spreadable, but the tender texture of each could easily pass as a mock ricotta.

Nutty Cow Ricotta Cheese Style Spread

So did it taste like ricotta? In going from memory, somewhat, but not exactly. Like many cheese alternatives, I wouldn’t go in expecting an exact duplicate. That said, I’m not one to compare – I just want to know if it’s good. Nutty Cow Cheese alternative is definitely tasty and pretty darn versatile, to boot. And thanks to the fluffy ricotta-like texture and selection of flavors, it could easily stand-in for ricotta cheese in most recipes.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, these cheese alternatives are vegan, vegetarian, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and peanut-free. They do contain tree nuts and soy. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Please note that processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Nutty Cow website at www.nuttycow.com.

Nutty Cow Ricotta Cheese Style Spread

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.

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