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sega426 is asking: (5 answers)
So I hate cheese. Pretty much every kind of cheese. All my cookbooks, including the one I just bought, are filled with recipes made with cheese. I'm just wondering if there are any foods that (non-cheese) that could be suitable substitutes for cheese in recipes without completely altering the recipe? I searched the internet and the only things I could find are certain types of cheese substitues for other cheeses and non dairy cheese substitutes for dairy cheeses. Doesn't matter what type or dairy or non dairy, I can't stand the flavor of cheese. Just checking to see if there are any foodies out there that have the same problem as me.

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Last updated: Jan. 10, 2013 5:46 pm
Posted: Jan. 10, 2013 10:18 am
Answered by: sassyoldlady
Jan. 10, 2013 10:25 am
Not here. The only thing that is better than cheese is bacon!
It's A New Day
Jan. 10, 2013 10:28 am
Put me on an island with nothing but cheese, I'd be a happy camper!
PAMELA D. aPROpos of nothing
Jan. 10, 2013 10:28 am
This is kinda on the level of people that don't like chocolate. I'm the opposite, hardly a cheese I don't like. I'm with sassy, only thing better than cheese is bacon wrapped cheese.
Missy Kitty
Jan. 10, 2013 10:28 am
I'm with you sassy, sorry sega426 I don't think there is anything that can take the place of cheese.
Mike Harvey, daPITA
Jan. 10, 2013 10:33 am
Plain yogurt will satisfy the taste but is pretty much useless as a binder or thickener. (i.e.Mac and cheese? Make the macaroni and then stir the yougurt into it. As a sandwich spread where cheese is called for.)
Jan. 10, 2013 10:35 am
Hi, sorry, cheese --- there is no sub only desolation!!!!!!. Your loss -- a recipe with cheese and you leave out -- no recipe, I'm afraid. --- Cheese and bacon together - bring it on anytime - anywhere. Hey sassy, big cheese and bacon burger is on my plate now with the soup. changed my mind when doing soup. cheers. cheers.
Missy Kitty
Jan. 10, 2013 10:38 am
Yum Don you are making me hungry!!
Jan. 10, 2013 10:44 am
Surely I can't be the only cheese hater in this world full of 7 billion people. :(
Jan. 10, 2013 10:47 am
Hey sega - unique you are!!!. enhorabuena in the nicest possible way. !!!!!!!!. cheers
Jan. 10, 2013 10:57 am
I am sure there are others that do not like cheese but I'm afraid I'm not one of them. I suppose it really depends on the recipe. In alot of recipes you can leave it out. Salads and eat are a couple I can think of. When you get into bread or casseroles you will pretty much have to find one without cheese unless the cheese is just sprinkled on top. Do you have any other restrictions or do you eat most everything else?
Jan. 10, 2013 10:58 am
Sorry, that is supposed to say meat instead of eat!
Jan. 10, 2013 11:01 am
I eat just about anything else. Beans are another one of the things I don't like. But I love just about all fruits & veggies, meats, spices, etc... I just love food - with the exception of cheese.
Jan. 10, 2013 11:01 am
You might want to try cookbooks or websites for people that are allergic to dairy.
Jan. 10, 2013 11:06 am
Sega I have a friend that doesn't like there are two of you in the world. :)
Jan. 10, 2013 3:36 pm
This is for vegans but it might help you get more flavors into your meals. Ill keep looking. You've got me interested. I love cheese! Ya know your tastebuds do change every few years so I would keep trying it from time to time. I used to be able to eat super spicy stuff and now I can hardly eaat a bucket of spicy chicken now. Here is the website
Jan. 10, 2013 3:42 pm
This looks like a little more work but would be closer. What is it that you dont like about cheese? All cheese? Cheddar? Even cream cheese??
Jan. 10, 2013 3:49 pm
If you havent tried making your own non dairy I wouldnt give up. They dont look like they would taste like regular cheeses. Just read the full post. Sorry! Do you not even like things like alfredo?
Answered by: Doc Simonson
Jan. 10, 2013 11:13 am
Sega, I wish I could help. There just aren't that many things that do what cheese does. You could use peanut butter to thicken sauces, but that would make one bizarre alfredo! Egg yolks would work to thicken and you could probably use it in Mac Un-cheese, but I think it would set solid unless you were very careful. What kind of cheeses have you tried? I am perplexed by your statement that you "can't stand the flavor of cheese." The major types of cheeses are so dissimilar in flavor!
Jan. 10, 2013 11:48 am
Although I'm also a huge cheese lover, I'm thinking you could replace cheese with Tofu, not to replace the taste but it may help replace the texture/density of cheese in some recipes? I'm not sure about this, I never tried to even imagine my life without cheese :)
Jan. 10, 2013 12:03 pm
I frequently use tofu to replace dairy. It works to some extent. For lasagna type recipes (those that call for ricotta), I use 1 lb of firm tofu and mash it with my potato masher until it resembles ricotta. For heavy cream, I use silken tofu that I've purred until smooth (as in tomato basil cream soup). However, we miss cheese so I do purchase Daiya non dairy Mozzerella, cheddar, and pepper jack. Hope that helps. :-)
Jan. 10, 2013 12:10 pm
Do you have an example of a recipe you wish you could make that contains cheese? IMO, cheese in a recipe lends the cheese flavor so probably wouldn't suit you. Otherwise, I would just do "Advanced Searches" up under the top bar of dishes/dinners/lunches you want to make making cheese an ingredient you DON'T want.
Answered by: Stiritup
Jan. 10, 2013 12:40 pm
Like many others here I can't even imagine not liking any kind of cheese. I'm not sure what you're looking to substitute - flavor or texture or both. Firm tofu might make for a sustitute in a salad or something served cold. Scrambled egg may sub for a hot dish. Cheeses all have different salt levels in them so you'll probably have to consider that when making a sub as well. As for a melted cheese topping I can't think of a thing that could equal cheese! Hope this helps.
Answered by: Jess124
Jan. 10, 2013 4:10 pm
I found something that isnt fake dairy or a cheese subsitute!!
Answered by: ConkyJoe
Jan. 10, 2013 4:51 pm
You'll find plenty of Chinese who don't like cheese . . . rarely find it served in their cuisine.
Jan. 10, 2013 5:46 pm
Conky Joe,your to funny,don't know how anyone could not like cheese,i can't have dairy,and i sure do miss the "real"stuff.
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