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New vegan cheese - Violife

Discussion in 'The Vegan Forum' started by Indian Summer, Oct 31, 2014.

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  1. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    Violife and Free From are by far the best vegan cheeses that I have ever tasted. However, I haven't tried their cream cheeses.

    I had a very unpleasant experience with some Go Veggie garlic & chive cream cheese. It tasted sour so I had to return it.
     
  2. Pirate

    Pirate Addicted Poster

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Purezza (Vegan pizza restaurant in brighton) uses Violife as their cheese. I'm not usually big on vegan cheese (or dairy cheese tbf) but I enjoyed it. I even had a stuffed crust!!

    Damnit now I want to go back to Purezza.
     
  3. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    It's my favourite vegan cheese and I use it quite often. It melts beautifully and tasted fabulous. IMO it tastes much better than Daiya.
     
  4. PTree15

    PTree15 Beach bum

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Is it available only in the U.K.? I would so love to try it.
     
  5. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    It is made in Greece and it is also available on line. However, I don't know whether the companies ship to the US.
     
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  6. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator


    Home - Violife foods, vegan cheese dairy free

    The link reminds me that I purchased some Violife Parmesan and it is in the freezer.
     
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  7. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    The only vegan shop ( based in Paris and Lyons) in France ; Un Monde Vegan is now selling Violife.

    I did call them a few months ago asking whether they would consider stocking this product.
     
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  8. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    I really like their "smoky" flavor!

    They are so far the only company I have found to make vegan cheese with smoked flavor, I was definitely missing that from my pre-vegan days...
     
  9. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    I bought some Violife cream cheese during my visit in the UK. I'm sad to say that I didn't like it as it tastes sweet due to the high coconut oil content. The texture is quite good even though it isn't creamy but more set like a jelly. I had it on some oat cakes and I had the impression that I was eating cheesecake.
    I didn't buy any Sainsbury's cream cheese so can't compare it. I will definitely be sticking to the firm Violife cheese which is excellent.
     
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  10. Moll Flanders

    Moll Flanders Deity

    Location:
    UK
    I didn't like the Violife cream cheese either, I thought it was far too sweet.

    The Violife hard cheese is lovely, I buy either the block or the slices almost every week.
     
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  11. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    Same here. I have tons of the firm and sliced Violife in the freezer. It really does makes the best pizza or bakes. It is far tastier and more stingy compared to Daiya. I will have to 'force' myself to eat the remaining cream cheese.:rolleyes:
     
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  12. Veggietorials

    Veggietorials Star Member

    I'm still waiting for the Violife cheeses to be available near me. Best vegan slices I've tried.
     
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  13. raggle

    raggle Deity

    Location:
    UK
    Oh no! The sainsburys garlic cream cheese is amazing! Put that on your shopping list for next time? :p
     
  14. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    I will. What is the plain one like ?
     
  15. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer One of a kind Administrator

    I thought it was very nice! Although, I'm not so keen on the coconut oil (saturated fat) from a health perspective.
     
  16. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    It just goes to prove how peoples' tastes differ. I found that it was like eating dessert.;)
     
  17. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

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  18. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    I have finally bought their "Prosociano" vegan parmesan alternative and tried it out - awesome! Oh my, what has taken me so long?

    Violife Prosociano - Violife foods, dairy free

    Now I'm just sitting there with the block of cheese in one hand and a cheese slicer in the other, slicing off razor thin slices from the block and just eating them as a snack ... bliss!
     
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  19. shyvas

    shyvas Deity Forum Moderator

    It's the N° 1 best seller on the Un Monde Vegan site. The only drawback is that it is very expensive. I froze mine and have had it for months. I only grate it for pasta dishes.
     
  20. Andy_T

    Andy_T Addicted Poster Forum Moderator

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    Yes, it is definitely their foray into the price range of more "artisan" cheeses like Vegusto ... about twice the price of their other products.
     
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