Here it is, pals. The one “cheese substitute” we’ve found that does the trick. Nothing yucky in it — no soy or gluten. It does contain “titanium dioxide, a naturally occurring mineral,” but as you know, we are very favorably inclined toward anything titanium. Huge style points. It tastes vaguely like Cheez Whiz, which for some of us, is kinda nostalgic and cool. Works fine in omelets and casseroles, especially when you’re using other strong flavors, like salsa or truffle.





Daiya deliciously dairy free is manufactured by Daiya Foods, Inc., 2768 Rupert Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada VSM 3T7

I buy it at New Leaf grocery stores in Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz, CA; it’s also available at Whole Foods and other “healthy” food stores.


  1. Noelle C says:

    Thanks for the info. I have to admit that I haven’t joined the non-dairy camp yet, but if I do, I’ll be sure to try it! I do love tapioca though, just the pudding variety. LOL

  2. Ms. Jenny says:

    Thanks Lynne!! I’ll have to try it. The hubby loves omelets with salsa so this will work great.

  3. amandahawking says:

    Hmmmm. Something else I don’t think they’ll sell here in OZ. :(( but can’t wait to make your Mac and Cheese. It oohs delish. Xxx

  4. Kelley Marie says:

    Thanks I will have to try to find this. I love dairy but it doesn’t like me back, so this will be nice to try.

  5. Destiny says:

    Fabulous! Thanks for posting so much info on it also, it’s hugely helpful. I’ve been affraid to try cheese substitutes, so it’s nice to get a recommendation.:) I’ll report back when I try it!

  6. Lynne says:

    The pepper jack flavor is really good, too.

  7. Chanda says:

    My Crohn’s hates cheese and all other dairy products. Not sure how I would feel about the taste of Cheez Whiz, but thanks for giving us options.

    • Lynne says:

      Try it, Chanda: they have several flavors, and you can cook with it to make it what you want. What do the docs tell you about eating for Crohn’s?

  8. michelle says:

    SInce I dont have issues with dairy products…thank goodness…will I still totally like this stuf???

    • Lynne says:

      Everybody has issues with dairy products. They just don’t realize it. Dairy compromises your immune system and causes other systemic problems; especially from big commercial dairies.

  9. Haley says:

    I will most definitely be trying this. I have searched high and low for a good cheese substitute. When I was in Seattle my best friend took me to a vegan pizza joint and I was very impressed by the cheese they used but I never asked what it was… I really dropped the ball on that one!

  10. Larissa says:

    Great ! I hope I can find it in the South..

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