Celiac Awareness Month Day 4: Daiya Foods Giveaway

It’s DAY FOUR of Celiac Disease Awareness Month and our month-long jamboree of giveaways with our favorite brands. Today is brought to you by Daiya Foods!

You may be familiar with Daiya as we talk about their vegan gluten-free pizzas all the time. Ever since I went 99% dairy-free, I’ve been using Daiya a lot as a substitute for items like pizzas, on top of spaghetti, etc. I’ve also used their slices as DFGF grilled cheese sandwiches. They also have cream cheese, slices, wedges (now called blocks), and shreds.

Mozzarella Style Shreds from Daiya

Mozzarella Style Shreds from Daiya

Daiya cheese are free of three of the most common allergens:

  • Dairy (casein, whey and lactose)
  • Soy
  • Gluten

Daiya Foods also have:

  • 0 mg of cholesterol per serving
  • Trans fat-free
  • Free of artificial ingredients and preservatives
  • Certified vegan – free of all animal products
  • Free of hormones and antibiotics


I love their pizzas – because they are vegan (DFEF) and gluten-free. Although I’m not vegan I do try to avoid eggs and definitely avoid dairy – so I can add proscuitto and pepperoni and all sorts of dead animal on top of my pizzas if I so choose. On top of their plain cheese they also offer other flavors: Margherita, Fire-Roasted Veggies, Mushroom & Roasted Garlic. I’m pretty sure I’ve tried all of them, especially during the off chances that my Whole Foods is having a sale on them. My Whole Foods retails them for around $10 for a whole pizza. In our family, that’s enough for two people, but I can totally take down a whole pizza by myself.

Daiya Cheese Lovers Pizza

Daiya Cheese Lovers Pizza

So what about gluten-free and Daiya? Daiya Foods requires gluten-free ingredients practices from their suppliers and commit to a gluten-free environment in their manufacturing practices. The shreds, blocks, slices, and cream cheese style spreads are certified by the Gluten Free Certification program, which is endorsed by the Canadian Celiac Association, and their pizzas are endorsed by the Celiac Sprue Association.

They just launched a new product – their SMOKED GOUDA block (formerly called a wedge). This is supposed to melt just like real gouda! YUMMERS! Daiya put on a huge show at Expo West 2014 and even captured some vegan awards for their new flavor.

Daiya Foods at Expo West

Daiya Foods at Expo West

Daiya Foods at Expo West

Daiya Foods at Expo West

Their blog – http://us.daiyafoods.com/blog – has great tips about gluten-free/dairy-free living (as well as vegan living). Check out all of what you can make with Daiya cheese!

Celiac Disease Awareness Month May 2014 with Celiac and the Beast

Celiac Disease Awareness Month May 2014 with Celiac and the Beast

Thank you to Daiya for provoding CATB with some samples and giving away some awesome coupons for YOU to try!


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Comments: 64

  1. michelle May 4, 2014 at 8:07 am Reply

    Hi…I have yet to try any of the Daiya products. What an adventure to try the cheeses.

  2. Casey May 4, 2014 at 8:48 am Reply

    YUM! Can’t wait to see them today at the expo!

  3. Molly (Based on a Sprue Story) May 4, 2014 at 9:26 am Reply

    I think I’ve had Daiya just once, on a pizza (but I’m not totally sure it was Daiya—some meltable vegan cheese), so I would love the chance to get better “acquainted” with it. 🙂 I’m most curious about the blocks, though of course vegan shreds that actually melt are pretty exciting, too.

  4. Chrissy May 4, 2014 at 9:40 am Reply

    Daiya cheese lovers pizza please 🙂

  5. Jennifer May 4, 2014 at 9:47 am Reply

    Definitely want to try the pizza. Always looking for the next best GF pizza.

  6. Sylvia Lombera May 4, 2014 at 9:51 am Reply

    Yum the pizza looks delicious!

  7. Vik May 4, 2014 at 9:57 am Reply


  8. kate May 4, 2014 at 10:05 am Reply

    I didn’t realize until now that their pizzas were gluten free. I just assumed that they weren’t. I love Daiya. Awesome!

  9. Becky Payne May 4, 2014 at 10:09 am Reply

    I would be very interested in trying their pizza!

  10. Merissa May 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm Reply

    We’ve only had the mozzarella shreds, I’d love to be able to find the pizza!

  11. Merissa May 4, 2014 at 1:54 pm Reply

    I would LOVE to try the pizza – I’m GFDF, and it’s great to find a product that fits my needs (and tastes good!)

  12. CJ May 4, 2014 at 1:58 pm Reply

    Blocks, most definitely. One can slice the HUGEST chunks then for quesadillas…

  13. AC May 4, 2014 at 4:19 pm Reply

    Hmm, well I’ve already tried their mozzarella and cheddar shreds. Not sure if there are other varieties of the shredded cheese? Probably the block cheese!

  14. Margaret May 4, 2014 at 4:21 pm Reply

    Heard that this is THE BEST vegan cheese!

  15. Laurie May 4, 2014 at 5:19 pm Reply

    We love eating gluten-free pizza, so I think that’s what I’d like to try.

  16. Melissa May 4, 2014 at 5:43 pm Reply

    Love Daiya!

  17. Jillian May 5, 2014 at 6:05 am Reply

    I can’t wait to try the shredded cheese!

  18. Tina May 5, 2014 at 8:31 am Reply

    I need to try all their pizzas! They look so good!

  19. Kristen May 5, 2014 at 9:09 am Reply

    Love their GF vegan pizzas!!

  20. Jane May 5, 2014 at 9:10 am Reply

    would love to try the pizza!

  21. Amanda May 5, 2014 at 9:53 am Reply

    This sounds sooooo goood!

  22. Jessica May 5, 2014 at 9:59 am Reply

    Shredded cheese!

  23. Marissa May 5, 2014 at 10:41 am Reply

    I want to try more of their pizzas! I’ve tried the veggie one but would love to try more!

  24. Lori Williams May 5, 2014 at 11:58 am Reply

    I want to try the pizza!! We have not been able to find a GF pizza that we really enjoy yet. Maybe this is the one!! Thanks!

  25. Elizabeth May 5, 2014 at 12:16 pm Reply

    Love Daiya! I eat their pizza when I have an especially hard week as a treat for myself. I went vegan at the beginning of the new year and was thrilled to learn all about Daiya’s wonderful (and delicious!) products that were vegan!

  26. haley May 5, 2014 at 12:25 pm Reply

    so excited for the new daiya!!!

  27. Anne May 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm Reply

    I would LOVE to try Daiya’s margherita pizza. I’ve tried all the others, but NO ONE around here sells the margherita!

  28. Nicole May 5, 2014 at 12:37 pm Reply

    I’ve never tried their pizza but it always looks so good in the store – Daiya mozzarella is really good!

  29. Matt May 5, 2014 at 12:51 pm Reply

    My fiancee is celiac and really tries to cut out dairy. Some of the best gluten free pizzas on the market, including both dairy and dairyfree!

  30. Rebekah Ortiz May 5, 2014 at 1:13 pm Reply

    LOVE their pizzas! Mmm!

  31. Heather May 5, 2014 at 1:13 pm Reply

    I want to try the new gouda flavor.

  32. Bekka May 5, 2014 at 1:13 pm Reply

    love daiya!

  33. Sara A May 5, 2014 at 1:17 pm Reply

    I would love to try the pizza! It looks really good! 😀

  34. lauren May 5, 2014 at 1:34 pm Reply

    i have been a vegan for over 20 years. when i started there weren’t many good quality, great (or even good) tasting substitutes. daiya is definitely a break through in the cheese substitute market. it’s good stuff, been using it for probably as long as it’s been around. the cheddar is great for grilled cheese sandwiches. our dairy eating friends don’t even know the difference.

  35. Kristi May 5, 2014 at 2:15 pm Reply

    Love that they are both vegan and gluten free! Haven’t had a chance to try the pizzas yet, but looking forward to it!

  36. Elizabeth May 5, 2014 at 2:20 pm Reply

    I love Daiya!!

  37. Catherine May 5, 2014 at 2:27 pm Reply

    I am most excited about the shreds!

  38. abby May 5, 2014 at 2:56 pm Reply

    I’s luv to try any & all of their products, yum !

  39. Trina May 5, 2014 at 5:03 pm Reply

    I love Daiya cheese! The cheddar shreds are the best vegan cheese ever 🙂

  40. Julie May 5, 2014 at 5:13 pm Reply

    I love Daiya. I’m dying to find their soy free cream cheese

  41. Mandy May 5, 2014 at 6:48 pm Reply

    Shredded cheese!

  42. Kristen May 5, 2014 at 7:07 pm Reply

    Realy excited to try Daiya pizza sometime soon 🙂

  43. Diane Romero May 5, 2014 at 11:48 pm Reply

    I don’t have celiac disease, but I do have rheumatoid arthritis and I’ve noticed that a vegan & gluten free diet really helps! So far, I’ve only tried Daiya cheeses and I love them!

  44. Hazel May 6, 2014 at 2:35 am Reply

    @Julie it’s soooo good. I’ve never had their pizzas tho!

  45. Donna Lee May 6, 2014 at 7:03 am Reply

    I want to try the mushroom and roasted garlic pizza!

  46. pat pelland May 6, 2014 at 7:50 am Reply

    The smoked gouda sounds like it would become a must have for my fridge!

  47. Jessalyn May 6, 2014 at 10:33 am Reply

    Daiya is my go-to cheese alternative as a vegan! LOVE the mozz shreds for pizza and the cheddar wedge for veggie burgers!

  48. Tamara May 6, 2014 at 11:24 am Reply

    I’m not vegetarian but not above trying a good product! I hear great things about Daiya foods from Sandra and Karalyn 🙂

  49. Mary B May 6, 2014 at 4:47 pm Reply

    I love the cheddar shreds and the cheddar block… soooo good! I make homemade pizza with Daiya and it absolutely rocks 🙂

  50. polly May 6, 2014 at 4:49 pm Reply

    Their products are amazing! I get to indulge without the consequences of allergies!

  51. kari May 7, 2014 at 5:31 am Reply

    I want to try the cream cheese-ish spread. I could never find it so that’s my goal this summer!

  52. Jennifer May 8, 2014 at 7:49 am Reply

    I’d like to try the pizza.

  53. Alexis L May 8, 2014 at 11:25 am Reply

    Pizza, always pizza for me 🙂

  54. Jen May 8, 2014 at 12:40 pm Reply

    Yum! I so want some of that pizza!

  55. melinda singer May 9, 2014 at 7:28 am Reply

    The smoked gouda block

  56. Krista May 9, 2014 at 7:43 am Reply

    I would love to try the pizza (with some added dead animal 😉

  57. Sarah Green May 9, 2014 at 6:05 pm Reply

    Wonderful products! What a thrill it would be to try the pizza!!! 🙂

  58. Diana May 9, 2014 at 7:41 pm Reply

    I would be most excited to try the blocks of “cheese” and pizza!

  59. IAE H. May 10, 2014 at 8:14 pm Reply

    pizza shreds would complete me

  60. Kay Lynn May 11, 2014 at 7:22 am Reply

    The pizza. I tasted it at the expo and it was fantastic!

  61. Karen D May 12, 2014 at 5:48 am Reply

    I really want to try the pizza shreds.

  62. Sasha May 12, 2014 at 9:43 pm Reply

    The pizza sounds delish!

  63. EVA May 13, 2014 at 9:42 am Reply

    THE PIZZA! I remember my last run-in with pizza….oh how I wish I would’ve savored it….

    I’ve had multiple Amy’s products with Daiya and thought the taste was a little different than cheese, but quite a good sub!

    I MUST rekindle my relationship with pizza! I used to eat a whole 12 inch myself every Friday….

  64. DA Levin May 13, 2014 at 8:12 pm Reply

    smoked block

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