Sunday, 7 September 2014

MoFo '14 Day 7 - Amisa Organic Cheese Review


Late last month I was wandering around Infinity Foods picking up essentials, tofu, broccoli, Amy's mac & cheese, etc when I spotted a new brand of vegan cheese out of the corner of my eye. Obviously I had to grab some!


This new cheese is made by Amisa Organic and it's coconut based and palm oil free. I picked the slices because they were slightly cheaper and I had sandwiches in mind.


Somewhere between Infinity Foods and my kitchen sandwiches morphed into cheese on toast and as I wanted to see how the cheese would melt it seemed like the perfect plan. It turns out that this is an excellent meltable cheese, look...


It got really gooey and bubbly, not stretchy though but I'm fine with that. Taste wise it was mild and it was definitely more flavourful melted. I couldn't tell you how it compares to gouda, it's been too long. The only issue I had was that the slices crumbled as soon as you touched them, there is no way the serving suggesting pictured on the front of the pack would work. Not at all! When I was making this cheese on toast I had to transfer the crumbled pieces from the pack to the bread with a fork and then squish it so that it didn't all fall off. I definitely wouldn't buy the slices again, Violife is still my go to there, but I will be buying the bag of grated gouda style cheese. I have a sneaking suspicion that with this level of meltability it'll be an excellent pizza cheese.

22 comments:

  1. Oh my god it looks amazing melted, I'll have to get my hands on the shreds for pizza! I still haven't been able to try violife, but I'm dying to after reading how much you love it!

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    1. You definitely need to try Violife and these too but definitely in shred form.

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  2. I've tried Amisa's mayonnaise which was just ok but that looks really goood!!!

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  3. This looks amazing! I've tried the shreds before but now I feel a need to try the slices too :)

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    1. Hmm, I might stick with shreds give how crumbly the slices were :)

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  4. I tried the grated stuff on some fajitas but found it didn't really taste of much. Maybe I should have tried melting it onto something. I'll be interested to hear your experience!

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    1. Yeah, I think melted is probably best with these. It's also quite a subtle flavour so maybe your other fajita ingredients overpowered it a little.

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  5. Looks like it would make a great pizza cheese for sure! I thought I recognised the name Amisa but I wasn't sure, I looked and I've definitely seen their (non vegan) cheese ravioli around...I hope this means they'll start making ravioli with this cheese! :)

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    1. Vegan cheese ravioli would be so amazing!

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  6. ooh that looks like excellent cheese on toast!

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  7. Wow, that looks just like I remember cheese on toast to look!

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    1. Yes! That's what I thought when I pulled it out from under the grill!

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  8. mellltttyyyy! i like the fact it says yes to coconut oil & no to palm oil!

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  9. Yet another cheese not available in Australia. ;)

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    1. Some day soon hopefully! Do you have other products by this brand?

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  10. Glad you liked it, I think melting must be the key as I didn't enjoy it at the trade fair I saw it at. I'll look into it for stocking at our work because it's great to see palm oil free cheeses

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    1. Yeah, I was most excited by the palm oil free label! It's definitely better melted, more flavourful as well as better texturally.

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