So I found some vegan cheese that is pretty darn good! It's called Dr. Cow's Tree Nut Cheese and here is what the company has to say about their product:
"Our cheese is made from 100% raw, organic nuts. First we carefully select the nuts and seeds, then we mix the raw nuts with our own home-made acidophilus and a little royal pink himalayan salt (one of the best salts available in the market!).Thus we have made nut curd by applying the same procedures for making traditional dairy-based cheese! Our cheeses are made with absolutely no preservatives, stabilizers, artificial ingredients or additives of any kind. 100% dairy free, no gluten, no casein, no soy and lactose free, 100% organic and vegan!"
Unfortunately, it's tough to get a hold of since it is only available in a few stores and can get pricey from online stores. Dr. Cow offers a 5-cheese sampler for a whopping $75, or you can buy just one or two from other places such as www.veganessentials.com
I bought 2 from Vegan Essentials: the Aged Cashew and Hemp seed and the Aged Cashew and Dulse. $38 and 2 days later, I receieved my box of (2) 4oz cheeses. Yep. I paid $38 for two tiny things of "cheese" that were a lot smaller than I was expecting...but they were damn good! They do have a bit of a mayonaise taste, but otherwise, they're very cheese-like. I only tried these two and I haven't attempted to buy others--saving my pennies ;) But you may find that you just can't live without it and you may also be lucky enough to live near a store that sells it. The cheese I bought was $9.49 and $8.95 and I also had to buy a cold pack for $2.95 AND pay for 2-day shipping to ensure freshness. (My husband about killed me)!
Check out these sites:
and http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2009/11/dr-cow-tree-nut-raw-vegan-cheese.... for a great review on all the cheeses.
Let me know what you think of it if you try it, or have in the past. I'd love to hear some opinions!