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.
Daiya cheese are free of three of the most common allergens:
- Dairy (casein, whey and lactose)
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.
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.
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!
Thank you to Daiya for provoding CATB with some samples and giving away some awesome coupons for YOU to try!
US AND CANADA ENTRIES ONLY PLEASE.