"I'm trying Nacho Cheese cashew nut milk cheese"
"...You're eating nacho cheese milk?"
"No, I said nacho cheese nut milk cheese"
"..You're drinking nacho cheese milk?"
"No, mom' (rolling eyes) " I am eating a dairy free cheese made from nut milk.
"Dairy free cheese milk?"
(Holding my breath, rolling eyes again) "No, it's a cheese made from cashew that is dairy free and it's Nacho Cheese flavored."
"....I don't...OOOOOHHHHH. Dairy free cheese."
"Yes mom, dairy free cheese.: (banging head on the wall)
Smell The Original had very little smell
Taste Almost like a cross between nacho and pepperjack. VERY tasty with a tiny kick of spice.
Smell The Herb has just a very faint,subtle smell of, well, herbs (surprise!) but I like products that live up to their name
Taste The Herb had a very mild, pleasant taste and you get just a hint of thyme and rosemary
Taste A mild, smooth cheese with a hint of smokiness (unless you eat the outer rind then it's a tad spicy).
- The first test- baking. I spread some Nacho flavor onto a piece of gluten free bread and stuck it in the toaster oven. Did it bake up ok? Well, yes and no. If you are looking for Punk Rawk Labs to be an ooey gooey baked cheese kind of thing, it won't be. BUT it did not get greasy, oily, separate or look ..well, gross. Although it didn't melt, the cheese stayed in it's similar form and tasted just as good.
- The second test- cooking. I wanted to see if I could melt Punk Rawk Labs cashew milk cheese in a pot on the stove top. Did it melt? No. It resembled something similar to mashed potatoes BUT (again) it did not get greasy, separate and the flavor remained the same. Ultimately, in my eyes, this is still a winner. Who says grilled cheese has to be ooey gooey? If it's a safe food, if it's not doing all of the wrong things and it's tasting all the right ways then it's a keeper.