I adore homemade dairy-free parmesan – just a few ingredients and so much flavor. But it was neat to try Go Veggie Vegan Parmesan. It looks SO much like the grated Parmesan cheese in those ubiquitous Kraft canisters. In fact, we thought Go Veggie Dairy-Free Parmesan was even spot on with texture and mouth feel. It was pretty darn close on taste, too.
For testing cheese alternatives, I always try to enlist someone who eats dairy, but is open to dairy-free foods. Our dairy taster agreed with me that this is a seriously impressive cheese alternative with broad appeal and versatility. However, we both thought it was a little lacking in pungency. The flavor seemed to get lost easily when used as a topping on bold-flavored dishes, like slow-simmered spaghetti made with fresh tomatoes and olives.
Please note that my photo show purple packaging. The product now has green packaging with “vegan” labels at top, like shown in the smaller images below.
Go Veggie Vegan Parmesan is a Cheesy Grated Style Topping
When I tried it, they only had one variety available, but it looks like Go Veggie has added a soy-free variety. The two formulas are quite different, so be sure to mention which one you tried when you leave your rating and review below!
Ingredients: soy base (soy protein concentrate, filtered water), instantized rice flour, coconut oil, rice maltodextrin, natural vegan flavors, rice flour, rice meal, tricalcium phosphate, sea salt, vegetable glycerin, lactic acid (non-dairy), citric acid, vitamin a acetate, soy lecithin.
Nutrition (per 2 teaspoons): 20 calories, 1g fat, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 1g protein.*
Ingredients: cornstarch, coconut oil, inactive yeast, rice, calcium citrate, natural vegan flavors, sea salt, glycerine, lactic acid.
Nutrition (per 2 teaspoons): 20 calories, 1g fat, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g protein.*
More Facts on Go Veggie Vegan Parmesan
Price: $4.49 per 4-ounce shaker
Availability: Go Veggie Vegan Parmesan is sold at Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, and other natural food stores in the U.S. and Canada.
Certifications: We did not note any certifications on the Go Veggie Vegan Parmesan.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Go Veggie Vegan Parmesan is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian. The soy-free variety is also soy-free.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Go Veggie! website at www.goveggiefoods.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
Vegan topper for everyday meals
Identical in looks and pretty close in taste to its dairy counterpart, these cheesy little crumbs are a fun vegan topper for everyday meals if soy protein is on your “can eat” list. I enjoyed the taste, but found it a touch mild, getting lost atop a bowl of boldly-flavorful spaghetti. Our dairy-eating taster confirmed that this is an impressive cheese alternative, but could be just a bit more pungent.