Sunday, 10 January 2010

Vegan Cheese & Wine Party

Myself and a few friends from The PPK, including The Messy Vegetarian Cook and Off to Guildford! decided in October that we wanted to try loads of different vegan cheese so we came up with the idea of a cheese & wine night. We had our gathering last night and everyone brought different bought or homemade cheeses, crackers, dips, spreads, wine and juice.


The Messy Vegetarian Cook really outdid herself by bringing not 1 but 2 cheese balls, hopefully she'll post some details of how to make these delicious balls of joy on her blog! Above there are also Ryvita pumpkin crackers, water biscuits, vegideli sausages and one of my contributions Sheese and pineapple on sticks made with Medium Cheddar Sheese.


In the background you can see more crackers, cream crackers and homemade crackers in the huge pot, wine, juice, vegan Haribo and pure cheese slices (a great gift from one of my guests).


Right there on the front plate are mature cheddar Cheezly and cranberry Cheezly. On the green plate there's bacon Cheezly and medium cheddar Sheese. In this picture there's also original creamy spreadable Sheese, spicy pinto bean dip, sunflower Pure, blue Sheese dip made by The Messy Vegetarian Cook and (something I made) the Crock Cheez from The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook.

I really loved the blue Sheese dip, yet another thing I hope the Messy Vegetarian Cook can give me the recipe for as I'd like to serve it at my wedding in 6 weeks time! I've had the book for over a year but the Crock Cheez is the first thing I've made from The Uncheese Cookbook, it's inspired me to make many more of the recipes from this awesome book. It was really great, as well as being made with healthy ingredients it was super easy to throw together.

I think I might be developing some love for bacon Cheezly, I don't know why I've never tried it before, especially as I've ferried many packets across the ocean to my American vegan friends, so if you haven't tried it yet please do. I've raved about the Medium Cheddar Sheese many times and it's still the most realistic fake cheese product I've ever eaten in the UK, it's no good for melting but perfect on crackers or with pineapple on a stick!

Of course we didn't just have a cheese party without dessert, alongside the Haribo was the Messy Vegetarian Cook 's Tiramisu.


Now, as a person who dislikes both coffee and cream, tiramisu was never going to be my favourite dessert but I couldn't not try a slice of a cake this beautifully made! It was really moist and creamy which is what I gather it's meant to be like, everyone loved it and we managed to get thought a whole lot of this cake!

I had a great night with awesome food, delicious wine and lovely company, I can't wait to do this again some time soon.

15 comments:

  1. What a cute evening! Everything looks so delicious and fun!x

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  2. Looks great. If Brighton wasn't so far away I'd have certainly have invited myself over ;)

    Nice toaster btw.

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  3. I feel inspired! What a cute idea! Great post!

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  5. so awesome on the cheeze and wine party! i'm so jealousfaced. :) dan and i haven't had a cheeze 'n wine night in a while - i have a few nut cheeze recipes i've been wanting to try out, think i'm going to super soon! the tiramisu looks amazing - and i'm gonna check out The Messy Cook and Off To Guildford - thanks!

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  6. it all looks ace. i have the uncheese book as well and have never made anything from it! i need to rectify that!

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  7. I wish I could have joined you! Vegan cheese, tiramiso and haribo sounds perfect! What kind of haribo was it?

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  8. Those cheeses look so great! What a wonderful idea.

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  9. That's a fantastic idea for a party!

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  10. Awesome! I want a bite of the Tiramisu!

    P.S.: Nice meeting you all at the Rootmaster.

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  11. AHHH... I totally miss WINE & CHEESE parties!! I'm so jealous this is a genius idea!! I don't know if I know enough (read any non vegan friends who would be up for this) but it doesn't mean Mr. Guava and I can't make one small to medium cheeze ball and get tipsy!

    hhehee.... YUM!

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  12. What a great idea! I'm hoping to start having vegan potlucks in the Spring :)

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  13. Looks like fun! I didn't know Pure made soy cheese slices. I need vegan Haribo!

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