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    Over a year ago

    I’m starting college in the fall, and since my school is on the direct opposite end of town from my house, I don’t plan on going home for lunch, so my question is, is there any vegan cheese that’s good to eat not melted? I tried eating a chunk from a Daiya wedge and gagged =/ I was hoping to take a vegan version of those little lunch things they sell in the produce section that are made up of apple slices, mini pretzels and cheese cubes. And if there isn’t any vegan cheese that I can eat in chunks, anyone have any suggestions for food that doesn’t take up much space in my bag and doesn’t need to be heated of refrigerated?

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  • Profile photo of peppermintcherry

    Over a year ago

    Thanks everybody! I didn’t think about olives, that with some tofurky slices jut might do it for me. And now I feel like I should learn to make vegan cheeses Jon the vein of daiya. Who knows, I might figure out some vegan string cheese(if such a thing ever does come into existence, I would pay any price asked for that XD)

    I’m the oddity among vegans; I cannot stomach hummus or chickpeas in any form. Even the thought of hummus makes me feel sick :/ I really wish I could like hummus

    I think the other thing I might do are those salad jars that’s on this website. I’ll dig through all those recipes and see what will work for me since cheese cubes are out. Thanks again for all the input and ideas!

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  • Profile photo of alexblue

    Over a year ago

    I’ve heard good things about Dr. Cow “cheeses” but haven’t tried them yet. If your store has it you might try the Cashew Nut Cream Cheese (or any nut-based cream cheese) and make a bagel sandwich.
    http://www.dr-cow.com/products/
    Or make a stack of cracker and nut butter sandwiches.
    Or take a bag of roasted chickpeas, fruit/dried fruit, nuts, trail mix, etc. Buy them online
    https://www.nuts.com/
    or at your store or make your own. Spicy chickpeas are my favorite…easy to carry, non-smushable, protein-packed. :)

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  • Profile photo of Dagmar

    Over a year ago

    Got me there. The closest ones I believe are the Daiya wedges. I agree with @Styna about the hummus. If you like olives they may be good to have instead of cheese cubes. Pickled artichoke hearts are pretty tasty too.

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    Over a year ago

    I honestly haven’t found a vegan cheese that I can eat plain. All of it leaves this weird play-dough-y flavor in my mouth (same reason I don’t eat the vegan sour cream or cream cheese).
    Seriously, if someone made delicious vegan cheese cubes to sell, they’d be freakin rich.
    I make raw “cheese” spreads from nuts and spices, but even letting it drain in cheese cloth for over 24 hours with weights on top, it never got more firm than a spreadable cheese.
    You could always do like veggie sticks and hummus?
    or you could go the “lunchables” route, and take a bagel half, vegan pepperoni (or other toppings), and the shredded vegan cheese. I used to have that as a snack all the time, and never microwaved it. It tasted pretty good.

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