Yesterday after class, I stopped in to Pete’s Frootique, a local grocery store here in Halifax and after picking up some local produce (which included a pumpkin!) what should I just happen to see as I walked past the cheese cases? Sheese! I was shocked. Sheese here in Halifax?! I didn’t even know it was avaliable anywhere in Canada yet. So of course, I had to try it. Maybe it was just curiousity or more likely the sweltering heat we experienced yesterday affecting my rationality, but I dished out $7.49 for a block of the Medium Cheddar style.
When I got home, I just had to try it. I was suspicious though…my first and last experience with commercial vegan cheese was just horrible, ugh I can still remember the revolting texture (slimy) and smell (garbage). But after opening the container of Sheese I was pleasantly surprised, the smell was cheddar, not garbage-like at all! And the texture was firm and a tiny bit crumbly. So all that was left was the taste test, I sandwiched a slice between two crackers (this by the way was my all time favourite snack as a child) and took a bite. And it was perfect! It didn’t taste exactly like cheese but damn is it ever close! It was delicious, and I wasn’t regretting the price tag anymore.
I’m really excited to try more uses for it but to be honest I’m not sure for what. I don’t remember what I used to use cheddar for besides eating it with crackers! I remember Bittersweet had great success in baking with it in Cheddar Scones so I might try making cheddar biscuits or croissants (I doubt I’ll have time to make croissants though but the ones at the Farmer’s Market always look so good!).