Any ideas about a non-dairy cheese to substitute for cream cheese in Helenthenanny's recipe for Devils on Hatchback? Would goat cheese be weird? Anyon

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John R. February 26, 2011
you are so right pierino! i always thought dairy only applied to cows but it applies to the harvest of all animal milk for human consumption.
 
pierino February 26, 2011
What would make goat cheese non dairy? It's not cow nut it's still milk.
 
Sadassa_Ulna February 25, 2011
I have made cashew milk, using raw cashews soaked in water, but i have never made cashew cheese; here is one version if you feel like experimenting:
http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archives/2008/11/raw_cashew_cheese.php
 
Ophelia February 25, 2011
The tofutti "Better than Cream Cheese" products taste almost exactly like real cream cheese, but tend to get pretty runny when heat (from experience of english muffins and drippy fake cream cheese all over everywhere. maybe an off batch though?).
I'd go with the goat cheese.
 
spiffypaws February 25, 2011
I think a soft goat cheese would be fine. I'm lactose intolerant and can tolerate goat cheese a lot better than cow's milk. When people state they want something "non-dairy" I always assume that they mean not from a cow, so goat cheese should be OK. There's a tofutti brand cream cheese, but I think that it tastes yucky, sort of artificial. I vote for a mild, soft goat cheese or make your own cream cheese alternative w/ tofu.
 
Loves F. February 25, 2011
Not sure about the dairy vs. non-dairy question, but a restaurant in my neighborhood in Seattle serves jalepenos filled with goat cheese, wrapped in bacon, and baked (at least that's what I tell myself so I can keep eating them on the regular), and they're delish!
 
pierino February 25, 2011
What would make goat cheese non dairy? It's not cow nut it's still milk.
 
Sam1148 February 25, 2011
Is it for lactose intolerance? Many people with lactose intolerance can eat yogurt. and some hard cheeses.
You could try making some yogurt cheese, take a strainer line with cheese cloth and fill with yogurt over a drip pan. It's a good sub for cream cheese.

http://lowfatcooking.about.com/od/quicktips/qt/yogcheese.htm
 
pierino February 25, 2011
What would make goat cheese non dairy? It's not cow nut it's still milk.
 
nannydeb February 25, 2011
You could use a tofu mixture. It can have the consistancy of cream cheese and you can flavor it however you like.

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/144
 
francesca G. February 25, 2011
Goat cheese would be delicious, but certainly contains goat milk. If the issue is cow, you're good to go.
 
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