I have tried quite a few new products lately, so I better get busy and blog about them! One of the foods I have missed tremendously since giving up dairy in addition to gluten is cheesecake. Cheesecake has always been one of my favorite desserts. I would choose cheesecake over pie or regular cake as a child.
When I was at Portia’s Cafe in January and realized they had dairy-free, gluten-free cheezecake I began to realized that maybe I didn’t have to go without. Then I found Daiya Cheesecake at Raisin Rack, our local health food store, a day or two later.
In addition to being free of gluten and dairy, the Daiya Cheezecake is also free of soy.
I followed the instructions on the box, thawing the cheezecake in the refrigerator for 5 to 6 hours, but still needed to let it sit out on the counter for a short amount of time. If there is one thing I have learned over the past 10 years of being gluten-free, and now dairy-free for the last 8 months, it is to not go into tasting something “new” with any preconceived notions. I didn’t want to imagine this cheezecake was going to taste identical to the cheesecake I was used to eating before. I cleared my palate and my head and dug in. Wow! I am impressed with both the flavor and texture of this cheesecake. The texture is dense and creamy, just like that of a regular cheesecake. Definitely something I will be purchasing again!
In addition to the New York Cheezecake variety, Daiya also offers a Key Lime, Strawberry, and Chocolate variety. Check the store locator to see where to find Daiya products close to you.
Have you tried the Daiya Cheezecake? If so, what did you think?