So when Bute Island foods informed me they were bringing out a new dairy free cheese product but under the Tesco free from label that actually melts then I knew we had to try it.
Tesco have brought out a large free from range, from alternative milks, yoghurts, desserts, cheese and cheese spread, you can read about them here. These products are not available in all shops but they do have a list of shops they are available in.
|top normal cheese, bottom Tesco new free from|
|the cheese melted when baked inside the roll|
One of the things I had experimented with with the sheese was cheesy bread. So we tried this again with this product and had very acceptable results. The cheese melts pretty much like a normal cheese, and once melted it tastes very acceptable.
I made a loaf of bread using Kamut Flour which was very nice.
With the cheese spread we decided to make a cheesecake. I had experimented last week with "normal cheesecake" to a recipe that could be converted exactly to dairy free. I tried a small dip of the finger of this stuff but must admit I was not keen, it had ( for me) an unpleasant after taste. In appearance it looks very like polyfilla, sort of grey and heavy looking. not as light as normal dairy stuff.
I crushed up approx 200g of the biscuits I made , and added them to 100g melted margarine, press into a tin to form a base and leave to set. Please appreciate that gluten free biscuits are softer than normal biscuits, and therefore the base is not as crunchy as a normal base.
I creamed 250 g of the tub of cheese spread and mixed in 50g icing sugar. To flavour I made up half a raspberry jelly in approx 3oz water and left to cool slightly before adding to the creamed mixture.
But I did notice that Tesco had a recipe on their site for a cheesecake, though it does use products we cannot use.
This is not a review posting, the products were bought by myself, and the findings are my own. I thought as these are new products that other people may not have seen them or tried them,