Vegan cheese is some of the worst tasting “stuff” in the world. I have tried to write that sentence a different way 15 times. That’s just the only way I can say it. It’s awful! And I have tried a lot of it over the last 2 years. Recently, I saw an article about Kite Hill. The article showed a quick video on how they make nut milk cheese in the same process of cow milk cheese. “Crazy people say whaaaat?” Of course I went straight to the Kite Hill website to see if it was sold in Memphis. Whole Foods Market near my home sold it. I picked up some Chive Cream Cheese Style Spread. My bagels have never been happier. I could not believe how wonderful this cheese taste! It was smooth, creamy and a little tangy. Just how I like my cream cheese. I raved about this to everyone I knew. My aunt Mercedes is very allergic to dairy products. She reluctantly tried it and loved it!! She is a regular Kite Hill customer now.
I have been craving pasta like crazy lately. I had seen that Kite Hill sold Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli. Back to Whole Foods I went on a vegan ravioli quest. I was in luck, they had it. The package had 11 ravioli and suggest boiling it in salted water for 4-6 minutes. I went right down the middle for 5 minutes.
The first 4 I ate with red pasta sauce. I feel this was a mistake because the sauce overpowered the ravioli and I could not get a good taste on it.
The second 4 I ate with dried oregano, fresh cracked black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Perfect! The pasta was al dente, even after heating it in the microwave. The spinach was fresh, I could taste a hint of garlic, but not too much. This is how I ate the last 3 pieces as well.
This was a really great find. If you are allergic to dairy or vegan, you should pick these up!!