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Is that fish in my cheese?

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Feb. 12th, 2004 | 09:39 am

I saw this unsubstantiated claim yesterday If everyone who now eats beef were to eat cheese instead, this would merely delay the global famine. As both dairy cattle and poultry are often fed with fishmeal (which means that no one can claim to eat cheese but not fish), it might, in one respect, even accelerate it.

I am curious as to how much fish is fed to dairy cows, I did discover Animal Protein By-product Feedstuffs for Dairy Cattle which does describe that fish meat is one protein source.

In other "cheese" related news, I've read some vegan cookbooks which claimed that nutritional yeast has a "cheesy" flavor. I tried some from my local store and came to the conclusion that they must've forgotten what cheese tasted like.

However recently I was experimenting with various vegan foods for my cat and one of them was a nutritional yeast formulated for cats called vegecat. I spilled some on my hand and decided to try it. Shockingly it actually was cheesy tasting.

As soon as I have some time I'd like to try making one of the fake cheeses using it. I suspect it might actually have a chance at passing as cheese.

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from: saltbox
date: Feb. 12th, 2004 09:55 am (UTC)
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In other "cheese" related news, I've read some vegan cookbooks which claimed that nutritional yeast has a "cheesy" flavor. I tried some from my local store and came to the conclusion that they must've forgotten what cheese tasted like.

It really depends on the nutritional yeast. I've had some that tasted cheesy, and some that's tasted nothing like cheese. Nutritional yeast varies widely in flavors, I've found.

(Also, some vegan recipes for cheeze use a little lemon juice with the nutritional yeast to add that extra cheesy "tang".)

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from: musicwomyn
date: Feb. 12th, 2004 11:40 am (UTC)
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More reason to not buy dairy. That's gross and disturbing!

It's also too bad that most soy cheeses and vegetarian cheese substitutes still have milk derivatives in them. I have yet to find a vegan cheese that actually tastes good. The closest I got was with Annie's pimento, sesame, and cashew spread (it's really yummy)

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