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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Cheezly "Super-Melting" Soy Cheese

People who like cheese love to torture the stuff. Put it in ovens. Melt it over foods. Cheese isn't cheese unless it's bending and twisting and slopping all over the place.

But you what makes cheese melt? The dairy protein casein. That's why even many soy "cheeses" aren't vegan and can't be eaten by those with dairy protein allergies. True non-dairy cheese doesn't melt like the real stuff.

So it's little wonder that all the vegan sites in the U.K. went suddenly limp when the Redwoods Company announced its Cheezly "super-melting" soy cheese in 2004.

The award-winning Redwood Company has extended its popular Cheezly range of dairy-free ‘cheeses’ with five new super-melting varieties.

Described as ‘heaven on toast’ by one reviewer, Redwood’s tasty new ‘cheeses’ include super-melting Cheddar and Mozzarella style slices, as well as blocks in Edam, Gouda and Mozzarella flavours.
Soya-based and gluten-free, Redwood’s new super-melting ‘cheeses’ are perfect for vegetarians and vegans as well as people with special dietary needs, including those who are lactose intolerant or have wheat allergies.

“What makes these cheese alternatives stand out is that they not only taste good, they also melt well when cooked,” says Redwood director Keith Stott. “This marks a major technological breakthrough.”

Redwood’s new super-melting ‘cheeses’ are ideal for use in sandwiches, in dishes such as lasagne, on toast and in omelettes, cheese sauces and fondues. They can also be melted on top of pizzas and grated over jacket potatoes.

Other ‘cheeses’ in Redwood’s Cheezly range include Cheezly with Garlic, Cheddar Style Cheezly with added bacon-style pieces – which is flavoured with Redwood’s award-winning veggie ‘bacon’ – and traditional Red and White Cheddar Styles.

Available in selected supermarkets, good health food stores or from Redwood’s online shop (

The Cheezly page has even more good claims:
If you love cheese but can't or won't eat dairy, Cheezly is for you. A really tasty alternative to cheese, Cheezly is TOTALLY free from animal ingredients. So it's perfect for vegetarians and vegans, as well as people who are lactose or casein intolerant. What's more, there are no nasties. Cheezly is also free from hydrogenated fats, gluten*, artificial colours/preservatives, cholesterol and GMOs. It comes in all manner of flavours and styles including award-winning new super melting varieties. (* except White Cheddar with bacon-style pieces)

Another breakthrough from Europe. C'mon, U.S. food scientists. Get back in those labs and cook us up something dairy free and tasty for the home market.

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