Vancouver's Daiya launches dairy-free cheese wedges
Daiya junkies rejoice: you can now have your vegan cheese sandwich and eat it too.
Vegan and lactose-challenged people have been gushing about Vancouver-based Daiya Foods’ dairy- and soy-free shreds since they burst onto the culinary scene a few years ago. Daiya (pronounced day-ah) shreds, available in mozzarella, cheddar, and pepperjack flavours, melt and stretch like the animal product and have made delicious things like nachos and mac 'n' cheese a reality for dairy-avoiders.
The only downside? The shreds really do taste better melted. Enter the next big thing in the vegan world: the Daiya wedge. Coming in three flavours, cheddar, jack, and jalapeno-garlic Havarti, the wedges can be eaten cold as a snack, on crackers, and in sandwiches. The wedges were recently launched at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, where the shreds were first showcased in 2009. The jalapeno-garlic Havarti flavour took home a VegNews Best of Show award, making us even more excited to try it!
Daiya dairy-free wedges are set to hit U.S. stores on April 1. Unfortunately, Canadians will have to wait until summer or early fall.