The Incredible WayFare Cheddar: Non Dairy Cheese
Cheese isn’t a choice—it’s a way of life! From steaming pasta dishes to cold-cut sandwiches to your mother’s famous casseroles, cheese is a delicious staple in many of our favorite foods. However, many of our dairy free, vegan friends often have a hard time finding a non dairy cheese that lives up to the hype of the lactose-filled original. It’s either lacking in taste and texture or you have to buy several types of non dairy cheeses to get the same level of versatility as regular cheese.
If you’re following a dairy free or vegan diet, working smarter, not harder, is key to honoring your dietary restrictions and still enjoying foods you love. That’s why we created our non dairy cheese sauces. At WayFare Health Foods, we believe that you shouldn’t have to compromise on taste, versatility, quality, and ease when it comes to your favorite foods. We crafted our cheddar cheese sauces to not only fit your dairy free lifestyle but make it easier by doing the job of three different cheese products! Below, we will explore how our cheddars can easily fit into your life and set your mind at cheese, erm, at ease.
WayFare Cheddars 101
We like to say our cheddars are “the best non-cheese cheese” you’ll ever come across (try saying that five times fast). Our WayFare cheddar sauces are not traditional cheese, in that it is not a food product made from the pressed curds of milk. However, our cheddar sauces not only taste like the dairy cheddar cheeses you enjoy, but they can be used in place of spreadable, shredded, and dipping cheese. You get three kinds of cheese in one! Our cheddars are a great vegan cheese alternative for those who have omitted animal products from their diet, and they’re excellent for our whole food plant-based friends! We offer two varieties of dairy free cheddars: Cheddar and Nacho Cheddar with Jalapeños.
3-in-1 Non Dairy Cheese: Uses for WayFare’s Cheddars
1. Spreadable Cheese
Bagels, sandwich breads, and tortillas, rejoice! Our cheddars are perfect for spreading across any bread product, cracker, or wrap you enjoy. We love to add the Original Cheddar Sauce to a freshly grilled veggie burger and drizzle the Nacho Cheddar with Jalapeños on a breakfast burrito for some extra zing.
2. Shredded Cheese
If you have a beloved cheesy recipe that calls for shredded cheese and a dairy liquid, like macaroni and cheese, our cheddars can swoop in for the rescue. Our cheddars are a perfect substitute for recipes that call for shredded cheese and blend beautifully into soups.
4. Dipping Cheese
What do chips, pretzels, and veggies have in common? They’re all better when dipped in cheese! If you’re looking for a vegan chip dip or non dairy cheese to use for your next fondue party, look no further than our cheddars.
What Sets Our Cheddar Apart?
1. Amazing Nutrition
Better nutrition without compromising flavor—that’s the WayFare way! In comparison to the dairy cheeses on the market, our cheddars have half the saturated fat, zero sugars, and zero cholesterol.
2. Smooth, Creamy Mouthfeel
It’s not just the flavor of cheese that makes it so desirable: it’s the texture! Cheese should never be grainy or oily when you eat it, so we made sure our cheddars have a silky, luscious feel. Trust us—your tongue and taste buds will thank us the second you take a bite!
3. No Nutty Flavor Profile
The sweet flavor of coconuts should stay in a macaroon, not your cheese! Many of the well-known dairy free cheeses on the market use coconut oil as their base, which makes the distinct flavor of coconut unescapable. With our cheddars, we use highly refined coconut oil. It’s nut allergen free and lacks the sweet, nutty flavor of coconut—it’s virtually tasteless!
4, Free of Top 8 Allergens
You get cheddar! You get cheddar! Everyone gets cheddar! Like all WayFare products, our cheddars are free of the big 8 food allergens: gluten, eggs, soy, dairy, fish, tree nuts, peanuts, and shellfish (plus sesame and mustard!).
5. Low Melting Point
Have you ever had that moment where you’re making a quesadilla and it takes far too long for the cheese to melt or the cheese doesn’t quite melt all the way? With our cheddars, you don’t have to worry about endless waiting with a rumbly stomach. Our cheddars have low melting points, perfect for all your favorite cheesy dishes.
6. Is Tasty Hot or Cold
Whether you enjoy a warm bowl of broccoli and cheddar soup or a chilled turkey and cheese sandwich, our cheddars taste fabulous at any temperature.
Sometimes a little bit of inspiration is all it takes to kickstart your dairy free cheese journey. We want to set you up to be the next Cheddar Sauce Culinary Champ, so we’ve listed out our top recipes that feature our non dairy cheddars:
- Dairy Free Vegan Loaded Baked Potatoes - These baked potatoes are perfectly fluffy on the inside and loaded with delectable, dairy free toppings.
- Dairy Free Grilled Cheese - Need a quick, warm dish on a chilly day? Our cheddars spread easily and melt perfectly on bread for an easy, dairy free grilled cheese sandwich!
- Dairy Free Macaroni and Cheese - This Macaroni and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food dish! It’s totally plant-based, dairy free, indulgent, and delicious.
- Dairy Free, Plant-Based Stuffed Shells - These plant-based stuffed shells are perfect for warming your heart and belly without being super heavy and loaded with dairy. While these shells are simple to make, they pack a lot of flavor and are excellent as a main course or an appetizer!
- Dairy Free Lasagna - Dairy free lasagna has arrived, and it’s ready to awe your dinner guests! This incredible dairy free dish is packed with all the familiar flavors you love in traditional lasagna but reinvented to be dairy free and completely plant-based. Don’t expect to have leftovers the next time you serve this meal!
- Dairy Free Vegan Nachos - Have you been missing nachos, thinking that there's no way to capture that nostalgic combination of chips, cheesiness, and crisp veggies? The wait is over! These dairy free nachos are simple to make and are also vegan, kosher, cholesterol-free, gluten-free, and soy-free.
- Dairy Free Vegan Creamy Twice Baked Potatoes - You no longer have to eat plain baked potatoes just because you don’t eat dairy. With WayFare’s mouth-watering cheddars, you can now enjoy this perfect, cheesy side with your meal!
Try WayFare’s Cheddar Today
Everything is better, or, should we say, everything is “cheddar” with our non dairy cheese sauces. If you’re ready to make your take your favorite dishes to the next level of cheesiest (can you ever have too much cheese in a dish? We don’t think so!), shop our cheddars online today or find them in a store near you using our store locator.