By now I have tried a good variety of different vegan cheeses. And I have to say, Miyoko's is up there on the list of my favorites. Especially for putting together a vegan cheese board like this one I did for my family Christmas get together. I was able to ask them which one was their favorite and to get a "non-vegan" perspective. And trust me they loved it!!! We tried 4 of Miyoko's cheeses. 3 cheese wheels and 1 spreadable cheese. They can be a bit pricey if ordering online, due to shipping costs, otherwise I would have tried them all! Keep reading to find out which ones we liked best!
1. Beirgarten Garlic Chive - Roadhouse Cheese Spread
This one seemed to be everyone's favorite! This was one of the Miyoko's spreadable cheeses, it's a great addition to any cheese board. It reminded me of a tangy cheddar. Almost like the "Cheez Whiz" you would put on Saltine Crackers when you were a kid, only this is so so so much better, vegan, and without all the chemicals!
2. Sharp English Farmhouse
This came in a very close second to number one. A little milder than the "Beirgarten Garlic Chive" which made it perfect to pair with a little bit of mustard, jam, or an olive. Very neutral flavors in this one, light and creamy. Definitely a hit with my family! (who are not vegan)
3. Smoked English Farmhouse
This on is pretty similar in flavor to the "Sharp English" but with a delicious rich, smoked flavor! If you are into the smokey flavor, this one is for you! Reminds me of a cozy night curled up by the fire. Pairs great with Cabernet Sauvignon as recommended on their website. Also any dessert wine could be great with this one.
4. Herbes De Provence
This one was my least favorite out of the four we tried. But one of my family members really liked it. The cheese itself is very good, but the herb coating was a little to floral for my tastebuds. I think this would be better in a salad or on a sandwich rather than putting it on a cracker. It wasn't "bad" just not my personal preference. But still a good addition for a party, and for those who like fresh herb and floral flavors. It's also very pretty to look at on a cheese board!
So there you have it, my review (and my families) on Miyoko's cheese. I hope you find it helpful when trying to debate which of the cheeses to try. Overall, I would say this is a MUST try especially if you are vegan. There are other flavors that I have not tried yet, but I plan to once they are back in stock! So stay tuned for that. I should also mention that there are many things you can do with these cheeses, like using them in different recipes for a creamy cheesy flavor, rather than just a cheese board. So be creative and let me know which ones are you favorite!
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