Daiya is my #1 choice for non-dairy gluten-free “cheese”. Over the past year they have expanded their line to include wedge-style cheese and now will be adding several more new products to their line-up. I love using the shreds and wedge versions for sandwiches, pizza, salads and on top of crackers.
Cream Cheese Style Spreads – This new, creamy spread will be available in Plain, Chive & Onion and Strawberry. All varieties are vegan, free of the top 8 allergens (including gluten) and Kosher.
Pizza – There are four varieties of the gluten, dairy and soy-free pizza – Cheeze Lover’s, Margherita, Fire-Roasted Veggie and Mushroom & Roasted Garlic.
Slices – The slices are available in three different varieties – Cheddar Style, Swiss Style and Provolone Style
More about Daiya:
What’s in a name?
In Sanskrit, Dayaa means "loving, kindness and compassion".
To Andre Kroecher and Greg Blake, these are the values that our company
was founded on. It was because of a love for food, a commitment to kind living,
and compassion for you and our planet that began the journey to Daiya Foods.
Known as an avid foodie with a passion for innovation, Andre had always experimented with new ways of conscious eating. Friends and vegans for over 20 years, he and Greg continually explored ways to combine great tasting food with a kind lifestyle. They wanted to prove that food can be flavorful and delicious without compromising their dedication to living compassionately.
Greg and Andre were known for their culinary skills, cooking impressive dishes that catered to every dietary need. However, no matter how they diced, sliced, or chopped, there was always something missing when they cooked their favorite dishes. They craved that one ingredient that bubbles, stretches, and melts. That one ingredient that awakens the palette with every rich and decadent bite. Cheese!
After two years of mistakes, melt downs and minor catastrophes, their perserverance paid off. Daiya Style Shreds debuted at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, the event where innovation gets noticed. It was love at first bite. Consumers raved about the new dairy free alternative never seen before in the vegan and allergen market.
Through our continued success, our company still operates based on the same values on which it was born: love, kindness and compassion. The true meaning of Daiya
Click here to see where you can find Daiya products close to you. I love that our local Mellow Mushroom uses Daiya as the non-dairy option for their pizzas! Have you tried any of the Daiya products? Which of the new products are you most excited about? I can’t wait to try the pizzas and cream cheese!