Violife Vegan Sliced Cheese2.10
Deciding to make homemade veggie burgers one evening I went on the hunt for some vegan cheese to bung on top and came across this Violife Sliced Cheese; perfect as it looked exactly like ordinary burger cheese. Would it fool the family though?
For some time now, there has been a number of Violife products in the “free from” section of a number of supermarkets, but this was the first time I had tried any. Like most vegan cheeses it’s made from coconut oil with flavourings. However nutritionally it is probably not something I want to eat on a daily basis. Then again I don’t eat burgers on a daily basis either! On the plus side, it is fortified with Vit B12.
Starting on a positive note it looked just like sliced cheese and even had that slightly plasticated texture of burger cheese. Smell wise – well it didn’t smell of anything much which given my last post was a huge improvement. Didn’t fool the family though as they all exclaimed “is this vegan?”
On to the taste. I’d read somewhere that Violife cheeses are quite mild tasting; good ones to try if recently moved to a vegan diet. I can concur because it didn’t taste of much at all really. However, we ate it on top of a burger with ketchup and all the trimmings so the taste would have been lost a little; not having much taste is a major improvement on some of the vegan cheeses I’ve subjected the family to recently. And, as my eldest daughter said, burger cheese doesn’t normally have a lot of taste and she is quite right.
We all had a slice and it was fine. There were no complaints mostly (although the family remain to be convinced that a vegan cheese can taste at least the same as dairy cheese). In summary if you are vegan and want a slice of cheese with your burger this brand isn’t too bad at all. Think I’ll try some of their other products as well.