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Cheese analogues are cheese substitutes made most frequently from soybeans but also made from rice, almonds, nutritional yeast and other non-dairy ingredients. Cheese analogues are available in many of the same varieties as their dairy counterparts. These products are usually consumed due to certain dietary preferences, such as veganism, religious restrictions (most cheese analogues are kosher pareve, after approval of a Rabbi), lactose intolerance or milk allergies.

Different brands of cheese analogues may or may not be entirely free of dairy ingredients, since many of them contain casein. The following most widely known vegan cheese brands contain no casein: Cheezly[1], FYH Vegan Gourmet Cheese[2], Sheese[3], Teese[4], and Tofutti. Soy-free vegan cheeses include: Chreese and Veganrella[5](all are certified vegan and therefore 100% casein free).

Cheese analogues are available in these types:

American[6][7] Blue Style[8] Cheddar[9][10][11][12] Cheshire [13] Cream cheese [14][15] Edam [16] Gouda [17] Monterey Jack[18][19] Mozzarella [20] [21][22] Nut Cheeses[23] Parmesan[24][25][26] Sheese [27] Swiss[28] //

Nutrition

Cheese analogues may be lower in fat compared to their dairy counterparts; however, they are generally equal in fat compared to their low-fat dairy counterparts. Cheese analogues are cholesterol-free and are often a source of soy protein and isoflavones. Many soy cheeses have calcium added.[29]

Comparison to dairy cheese

Some cheese analogue brands melt similarly to dairy cheese (in a very hot oven or broiler),[30] while others stay mostly firm, or melt only when grated. As for taste, cheese analogues have been reported[citation needed] to taste from similar, to slightly different, to completely different from dairy cheese. Cheese analogues may have an aroma differing from the mammal-derived cheeses or develop it only while being melted.

References

^ About: Cheezly is vegan certified ^ About: FYH Cheese is casein free and vegan ^ About: Sheese is vegan certified ^ Teese Vegan Cheese from Chicago Soydairy ^ Comparison of 4 vegan cheese brands ^ Tofutti American soy cheese slices ^ Galaxy Nutritional Foods American flavor from rice ^ Blue Sheese ^ Medium Cheddar ^ Vegan gourmet cheddar ^ Galaxy Nutritional Foods Cheddar flavor from rice ^ Cheezly from The Redwood Company ^ Cheshire Sheese ^ Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese ^ Dr Cow cashew nut cream cheese ^ Edam Sheese ^ Gouda Sheese ^ Vegan Monterey Jack ^ Galaxy Nutritional Foods Pepper Jack flavor from rice ^ Mozzarella Sheese ^ Mozzarella soy cheese slices ^ Vegan mozzarella ^ Variety of cashew, brazil nut and macadamia nut cheeses by Dr Cow ^ Parma Zaan Sprinkles, almond based, by Vegetarian Express ^ Parmesan flavor rice product ^ Parma Raw Parmesan Cheese Alternative - Walnut based ^ FYH Cheddar ^ Rice-based Swiss cheese by Galaxy Nutritional Foods ^ Soy Cheese - US Soyfoods Directory ^ Follow Your Heart (store) FAQ

See also

Health food v â€¢ d â€¢ e Soy General

Soybean Â· Soy protein Â· Soybean meal Â· Soy controversy Â· Soy allergy Â· List of soybean diseases

Meat analogues

Tofu Â· Tempeh Â· Tofurkey

Dairy analogues

Soy milk Â· Soy cheese Â· Soy yogurt Â· Soy ice cream

Sauces and condiments

Fermented bean paste Â· Soy sauce

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