While on my normal monthly trip to Whole Foods, I decided to try something different than the normal Daiya cheese slices. Daiya is a dairy-free cheese that has been on the market for quite some time. Back in the day when compassionate cheeses first hit the market, (I’m not going to lie here), they weren’t that good. A lot of people state that they could never adapt a compassionate diet because they could never go without cheese. Well, let me tell you: while Daiya is good and all and my son, (who eats compassionately like me), is very fond of grilled cheese sandwiches made with it, we decided to expand our palates and try a different, dairy-free cheese. Behold, Field Roast’s Coconut Herb Chao Slices!
Field Roast is popular for its line of kind food products, including sausages, deli slices, roasts, cheeses and more, which I have always liked. I have been buying its products for a few years, but this was the first time that I ever have tried its cheese slices. There is no better way to try out new, dairy-free cheese then to make a grilled cheese sandwich from it! My son and I went straight home after purchasing the Coconut Herb Chao Slices and put this cheese to the test!
After opening the package, the slices were easy to separate and didn’t crumble in your hand like other dairy-free cheeses that I know. It smelled delicious out of the package and melted just like cheese made out of dairy when making the grilled cheese sandwich, (which is a concern for some). My son and I split this sandwich after making it and let me tell you, my mouth was instantly filled with decadent, herb flavor, with a hint of coconut. It was savory and sweet at the same time, making my taste buds sing, (if they could sing it would definitely be opera at this point). It was so good, even my 16 month old son, Beau, (who thinks throwing his food is hilarious and will throw ANY food given to him), gobbled it up and didn’t throw even a crumb! Children, especially toddlers, are the hardest food critics out there. If my son approved, it has to be great!
I would definitely give this dairy-free, compassionate cheese a try if I were you! What is even better than its taste is the fact that no animals were harmed in the making and processing of it, which makes it not only good for your mouth and tummy, but good for the animals and the environment!