We recently had the chance to try all three flavors of the new allergy-friendly (soy-free and made with Top 8-free ingredients) Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet Shreds and share them with extended family and friends. The reviews were overwhelmingly positive, and I’m excited to have discovered another tasty, widely-available dairy-free shredded cheese option.
We served the Fiesta Blend as an accompaniment for a fajita night. In addition to our immediate family, some relatives were present, two of whom have recently given up dairy and gluten—one for health reasons, the other in solidarity with the first. The jalepeno peppers made the Fiesta Blend Vegan Gourmet Shreds a bit spicy for some of the children, but the adults enjoyed it. Our two newly dairy-free guests said they planned to look for Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet Shreds in stores where they live.
The Mozzarella was excellent on some Summertime Tomato Melts from Family Feasts for $75 a Week by Mary Ostyn. Those of us who know the taste of dairy cheese noted the tangy cheese flavor in the mozzarella that is sometimes missing from dairy-free cheeses. Note that this variety doesn’t melt quite as readily as the others, but still offers a relatively cheesy consistency.
The Cheddar cheese alternative was great on grilled turkey burgers. We were impressed to see how well these shreds melt and stretch like dairy cheese. And again, the cheddar has that elusive cheesy tang, making it appealing to dairy cheese eaters and non-dairy eaters alike.
A quick search of the Follow Your Heart website turned up seven stores within 25 miles of my little town that carry Follow Your Heart products, so hopefully they should be easy to find near you, too.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet Shreds are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and tree nut-free. 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