As part of a Vegan Pizza Day giveaway, I was sent 2 packages of Teese vegan cheese from the lovely people at Chicago Soy Dairy (Dandies <3). I was quite excited, as I've never tried Teese before. In the past, I would have had some nervousness around trying a vegan cheese, but I've heard many good things about Teese, so I was thinking positive.
I received my samples just a few days before Super Bowl and used that as an opportunity to try out the cheddar cheese sauce. I mixed the package of cheddar Teese with about half a jar of salsa and heated in a saucepan until the Teese was nice and melty. I picked up organic blue corn chips to serve with my cheese dip. I know one of the golden rules of veganism is never serve vegan cheese to omni's, but my omnivorous aunt, uncle and boyfriend all enjoyed the dip (or at least it seemed like it, since there was none left).
I really was please with the Teese product. It was definitely much more pleasant when the cheese was warm and melty, but that didn't stop us from eating it cold too. Although I am a diehard Daiya fan, I can definitely see the cheddar Teese becoming a regular in our macaroni and cheese dishes.
I still have a package of Teese mozarella still just waiting to be melted on top of a pizza. I'll let you know how that goes.