Tesco Free From Jalapeño And Chilli Cheddar Review

It’s time for our second Tesco vegan cheese review. This time we’ll be telling you all about the Free From Jalapeño And Chilli Cheddar. This is an interesting cheese that’s pretty unusual – read on to find out if it’s worth buying.

Texture

The texture was good, and the cheese is easy to grate and slice. It’s not at all rubbery or chewy, so we’d say it’s pretty close to having an authentic texture.

Taste

The cheese has a strong cheddar taste, and the jalapeño and chilli flavouring isn’t mild. It might be too much for people who aren’t keen on hot foods, especially when eaten alone.

We thought it was really tasty when used on top of vegan lasagne, adding a nice kick that you wouldn’t get from a plain vegan cheddar.

It also tasted good on crackers, as a pasta topping, and in sandwiches.

We’ve seen a few complaints about it tasting too ‘chemical’, so there are definitely mixed opinions on this one.

Melting

Tesco Free From Jalapeno and Chilli Cheddar Melted

The cheese melted well, bubbling up nicely and going brown around the edges when done under the grill. We’d recommend using a medium heat to allow it to melt properly without starting to burn.

It also works well grated and melted into cheese sauce, and on top of pizza.

Should I buy Tesco Free From Jalapeño And Chilli Cheddar?

Overall, this is a really versatile vegan cheese that tastes good, has an authentic texture, and melts well. The jalapeño and chilli flavouring makes it stand out from other vegan cheeses, although some people might find it too hot.

Our score: 8/10

Definitely worth a try if you’re a fan of cheddar and fancy something a bit different.

Have you tried this, or any of the other vegan cheese from Tesco? Let us know.

We’ve also reviewed the Tesco Free From Grated Mozzarella.

Tesco Free From Grated Mozzarella

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Tesco Free From Strong Soya Cheddar Style Spread Review

Tesco have recently introduced an alternative to mature cheese spread in the form of their Strong Soya Cheddar Style Spread. Part of their growing free from range, it is now available in most Tesco stores. Read on to see what we thought of it.

Ingredients

The spread is predominantly a mixture of coconut oil and soya protein. The coconut oil element echoes the composition of the recently introduced cheese alternatives from Sainsbury’s. The full ingredients are listed below:

Water, Coconut Oil, Soya Protein Concentrate (11%), Salt, Spirit Vinegar, Lactic Acid (Dairy Free), Yeast Extract, Flavourings, Sugar, Thickener (Carrageenan), Colour (Paprika Extract)

Texture

Spreadability is something of an issue with this product as it has a dryness that leads it to flake and fall apart when you dig into it. With a bit of effort though it can be spread across your crackers or toast fairly evenly. Not as creamy as we anticipated though.

cracker with vegan cheese spread

Not exactly the texture we hoped for…

Taste

An authentically creamy and strongly cheesy flavour makes this an ideal mature cheese replacement for a quick snack on crackers or toast. We also found it a tasty filling for baked potatoes especially mixed with tomatoes and onion.

Verdict

We’d give this spread 6 and a half out of ten. The difficulty in spreading combined with a rather lacklustre off white colour somewhat undermine an otherwise tasty and satisfying mature spread alternative.

Have you tried any of Tesco’s vegan cheese? Let us know what you thought in the comments or on social media!

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