Earth Grown Affordable Vegan Cheese
In the mood for a pizza? Craving a killer stromboli? If you’ve ever tried either of these without cheese you know the disappointment that typically follows. Pizza just isn’t pizza without cheese, anyone who says otherwise is wrong.
All too often vegans are frugal with cheese because it can be expensive, but Earth Grown is bringing down the price! While most vegan cheese brands start at $4.50 or higher for 8 ounces. However, Earth Grown has undercut the competition coming in at only $3.29 for 8 ounces! So no worries, you can load up on that melty goodness!
Earth Grown is a brand offering from Germany-based discount supermarket chain Aldi. While Aldi is obviously not a vegan company, they are rapidly increasing their plant-based/vegan options at an impressive pace when compared to other larger companies such as Wal-Mart’s Great Value and Meijer’s True Goodness line. That’s not to say that The Misunderstood Mammals readers would actually shop at Wal-Mart.
The Earth Grown line provides both vegan and vegetarian options, so check the ingredients before purchase. Their line includes several options for seasoned burgers, Two types of meatballs, and even hot dogs.
According to Earth Grown, “Our Promise: All our Earth Grown products are free from animal products, including meat, poultry and seafood, and our vegan items are also free from substances produced by animals – such as eggs, dairy, honey, gelatin, and lanolin.”
What’s In The Cheese?
Filtered Water, Modified Corn Starch, Canola Oil, Vegetable Glycerine, Tricalcium Phosphate, Pea Protein, Sea Salt, Tapioca Flour, Rice Maltodextrin, Natural Vegan Flavors, Lactic Acid (Non-Dairy), Sunflower Lecithin, Enzymes, Yeast Extract, Xanthan Gum, Annatto Extract (Color), Powered Cellulose (to prevent caking).
Cooking With Vegan Cheese
This cheese is actually quite impressive. This cheese melts similarly to real cheese, it stretches a bit like dairy-cheese once cooled. Another key point, it browns somewhat under a broil, and the best thing about this cheese is that it tastes fantastic without that greasy mouthfeel some other brands have. Find it at your local Aldi to have an awesome pizza, or get creative! Don’t forget take a picture of it for your Instagram like all the other cool kids do and send us some of that food porn!