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The SV Digest: Cheese and Celebrity Crudites

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Oh snap!

Chicago Soydairy, of the superdelicious Temptation Vegan Ice Cream fame, now makes cheese and, get this, it actually melts! I mean it really melts– check out this side by side test of it against Follow Your Heart cheese. Teese Vegan Cheese is currently available in mozzarella flavor and they’re working on more varieties. Chi-town locals can enjoy it at The Chicago Diner and at the Halstead Street Whole Foods pizza counter. Sadly regular folks can’t buy Teese at supermarkets, but they can harass their local restaurants to stock up on the stuff.

The Park Slope Food Coop is now carrying Williamsburg based Dr. Cow brand raw, organic cashew cheeses in cream cheese style and aged style. Has anyone tried this yet?

L.A. based vegan squeeze cheeze company Play Food finally has its goods back on the market following a nasty custody battle between its founders, former child star Taran Noah Smith (a.k.a. Mark from Home Improvement), and his ex-wife, raw chef/cougar Heidi Van Pelt.

Speaking of celebrities, Natalie Portman bakes her own vegan cupcakes (unlike Joaquin Phoenix who had Isa make his prop “egg” rolls) on the set of Brothers whilst (allegedly) wearing cashmere!? This has got to be a mistake! NaPo wouldn’t dare go there, especially when she is set to star in the unfortunately titled Bollywood romance, Kosher Vegetarian and is hawking her own line of upscale, handmade vegan shoes, which are now available though the Soho-based Te Casan, NYC’s largest women’s luxury shoe boutique.

Vegetarian rocker Chrissie Hynde is combing Columbus, OH to find a second location for her restaurant, VegiTerranean, which opened in Akron last year.

8 Comments

  1. Comment by

    al oof

    on #

    you know how there are so many volunteers at the ps food coop that they have to make up jobs and stuff? i think we need a north brooklyn food coop. even just a vegan food buying coop would be pretty awesome if any north brooklynites are reading this. where can i get that cashew cheese -in- williamsburg? i guess i should google it.

    i already mentioned teese at Vinnie’s, though honestly i had the ulterior motive of hoping they notice that chicago soy dairy has a soft serve system for sale!

  2. Comment by

    Olivia Lane

    on #

    Thanks for the comment, al oof. We’ll have more info on Dr. Cow’s soon!

    Bed-Stuy has the Kalabash Food Coop. I belong. We’re relatively new and just focus on buying organic produce as a group but hope to expand to more vegan staples in the future. Info: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KalabashFoodCoop/ or email questions to kalabashfood@yahoo.com.

  3. Comment by

    Edita

    on #

    I’ve tried the Dr. Cow raw cashew cheese in the aged style, and it is truly remarkable. It is by far the best tasting vegan cheese I’ve ever had. I haven’t tried the cream cheese style yet. I was blown away that something with so few ingredients, mainly cashews, and raw, could taste SO much like real aged cheese.
    The Dr. Cow brand is also available at Pure Food and Takeway,(around the corner from Pure Food & Wine), and at the Westerley Health Food Store on 8th Ave. and 54th St, and at Lifethyme also.

  4. Comment by

    animalfriendly

    on #

    That teese looks pretty good (although it would be nice to see it get more golden brown like the the FYH). Also, it’s aptly named, because I feel teased! I won’t get to try any until I hit Chicago in May, I guess.

  5. Comment by

    Tiffany

    on #

    I talked to the Vinnie’s guys about the Temptation soft serve last week and they said to expect in time summer! I guess that they are already doing 50/50 business vegan/omni and said that by summer the vegan sales will probably surpass.

  6. Comment by

    al oof

    on #

    tiffany, you rock! that’s very exciting. now i have to find some wholesale vegan jamaican beef patties for them. i keep meaning to mention zeppoles to them, but i don’t know if they have a deep fryer.

    i like vinnie’s for a lot of reasons, but one is definitely that they are really responsive to customer suggestions.

  7. Comment by

    megatofu

    on #

    Vinnie’s is great. Thanks to SuperVegan for turning me onto Vinnie’s last year. Also, thanks to SuperVegan, I checked out Mr. Cow’s aged variety last night. It was outstanding. Thanks, SuperVegan for being the best source of vegan info. on the web!

  8. Comment by

    ariela

    on #

    Vinnie’s pizza is going to start using Teese for their cheese!

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