Sainsbury’s Greek-Style Vegan Cheese Review

We’re slowly working our way through all of the new vegan cheeses at Sainsbury’s, and today we’ll be reviewing the Greek-style. Read on to find out what we thought and get some recipe ideas.

Texture

The texture was quite solid and a little crumbly – we’d say it was more like a soft cheddar than a really crumbly cheese like feta. It isn’t an unpleasant texture, but it’s not 100% authentic either. Held up well when cut into cubes.

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Taste

We thought that this cheese tasted very similar to the Wensleydale-style, minus the cranberries. It was creamy and slightly tangy, with no unpleasant aftertaste. Again, it was nice, but didn’t really remind us of dairy Greek cheeses which are usually much saltier. If you weren’t a fan of the berries in the Wensleydale-style cheese, then we’d definitely recommend giving this a go as a plain alternative.

If you’re looking for a 100% realistic vegan feta, then we’d recommend trying checking out Better Fetter from Lettices, which we recently reviewed. Sainsbury’s are offering a perfectly nice everyday version that we enjoyed, but it probably wouldn’t fool a non-vegan.

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We used cubes of the cheese to top a cooked pizza and it tasted great, especially with a drizzle of garlic oil. We reckon it would also be tasty as part of a salad, or sliced on top of crackers. We’ve heard it melts pretty well, and it seems solid enough that you could grate it if you wanted to.

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Sainsbury’s Wensleydale-Style with Cranberries Vegan Cheese Review

Time for our second review of the new Sainsbury’s vegan cheese range, and this time we’re trying out their vegan Wensleydale with cranberries. You can read our review of their garlic and herb soft cheese here. This cheese was one of the most impressive looking in the range, but how did it taste? Read on to find out.

Texture

We thought the texture of this cheese was really impressive, and very similar to the dairy version. It’s slightly crumbly, but still slices well and doesn’t fall apart completely. It was packed with cranberries which were well distributed. We’re not sure how well it would melt, considering the cranberries, but this type of cheese is generally designed to be eaten on crackers, so no big problem.

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Taste

The taste was creamy and slightly tangy – we thought it was fairly authentic. It tasted more like a slightly unusual variety of dairy cheese than an obviously vegan option. The sweetness of the cranberries was a little overwhelming, and we’d be interested to try a plain version of this cheese.

We enjoyed the Wensleydale on top of crackers with a little red onion, to combat the sweetness of the cranberries. We probably wouldn’t purchase this regularly, but would definitely buy it as part of a cheese board for special occasions. It’s great to see a more adventurous vegan cheese that isn’t just Cheddar or Mozzarella style – we’d definitely recommend giving this a go if you prefer creamier cheeses.

It wasn’t quite as delicious or authentic as the garlic and herb soft cheese, but still tasted good – we’d give it 7/10.

Keep an eye on our blog for more Sainsbury’s vegan cheese reviews – we’ve got Greek-style and Cheddar with caramelised onion still to come.

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Sainsbury’s Garlic and Herb Dairy Free Soft Cheese Review (Vegan)

Sainsbury’s recently released several new coconut-based vegan cheeses, including Cheddar, Greek-style and Wensleydale. We’ll be reviewing them all, starting with this Garlic and Herb Soft Cheese. Keep an eye on our blog over the next few weeks for the rest.

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Texture

The cheese comes in a handy tub with a plastic lid, similar to options like Philadephia. It looks just like dairy soft cheese and is easy to spread. The texture is exactly as you would expect and it looks very realistic.

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Taste

We were really impressed by the taste of this cheese. There was nothing odd about it, (which can often be the case with non-dairy cheeses), it just tasted great straight from the tub. The garlic and herb flavour was delicious, and not too strong – there was still a ‘cheese’ taste underneath the flavouring. It tastes very similar to dairy versions like Boursin, and we reckon you’d struggle to tell the difference in a blind taste test. Everyone we’ve given this to has enjoyed it, vegan or non-vegan.

We tried the cheese on crackers and in sandwiches, but there are plenty of other ways we’re sure it would taste good – melted over pasta, for example. Sainsbury’s also sell a version of this cheese without the garlic and herbs, which would be even more versatile.

This product gets 10/10 from us – what did you think of it?

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