It’s time to welcome back our Guest Blogger, Maddy Bellcroft. In this article, Maddy writes about Savour dairy-free cheese that you can buy at Fresh Choice Nelson… Take it away Maddy…
If you have walked past the chilled section at Fresh Choice Nelson recently, you may have noticed the explosion of amazing vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free options. From sausages to feta, there is an alternative product for almost everything.
For the next few months, I will be focusing on some of my favourite products and share tips and recipe ideas for how to use them.
This week the spotlight is on a dairy-free cheese. Savour Cheese is an organic, cultured, aged nut cheese. “What’s that?” You may ask! Well, the amazing folk at Savour Cheese take nuts and activate them by soaking them, then grind them until they are smooth. The next step is to add a probiotic culture and tasty seasoning, then ferment them until the perfect acidity is reached. Sometimes, dairy-free alternatives miss the mark, but this range completely blew my mind. The complexity of flavour and texture is amazing, and I have been raving about Savour dairy-free cheese to anybody who will listen!
There is a range of fantastic flavours. One of my favourites is the Ashed Smokey Cheddar. Try this thinly sliced on crackers with relish or roast pear slices, and mix chunks of the cheese with roasted pear slices, rocket, toasted walnuts and balsamic dressing.
Another favourite is Casheta, a cashew version of feta, marinated in olive oil and rosemary. This goes well in a Greek salad with olives, cucumber, and tomato, or on antipasto platters.
Try Savour dairy free cheese in sandwiches or on top of your favourite pasta and sauce. Savour also make a cultured vegan butter, which tastes divine and is great on toast, roasted veggies and mashed kumara.
Fresh Choice Nelson has a wide range of dairy free cheese in store. And even if you are not dairy free, they are well worth a try, just for something new!