This National Cheesecake Day, enjoy Daiya’s gluten-free, dairy-free cheezecake
Today is National Cheesecake Day, a time to celebrate and enjoy this sweet, creamy, delicious dessert. But if you’re gluten- and dairy-free, you might be wondering what kind of cheesecake you can safely enjoy. Luckily, Daiya’s got you covered with their new cheezecakes, which come in four scrumptious flavors: New York Cheezecake, Key Lime Cheezecake, Chocolate Cheezecake, and Strawberry Cheezecake.
Note that Daiya spells it cheezecake, with a z. Just like their much-loved vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free cheeze shreds, there’s no actual cheese involved–no dairy at all, in fact! The cheezecakes are also gluten-free, soy-free, and vegan. And guess what else? They don’t contain any cholesterol or trans fats, and they actually contain a little fiber and protein (uncommon for such a decadent dessert).
My favorite Daiya cheezecake is their classic New York Cheezecake. Don’t judge a book by its cover; this cheezecake is anything but plain! The cheezecake is sweet without being overly sweet, and its gluten-free graham cracker crust is the perfect complement. The cheezecake is quite creamy, which is amazing for a dairy-free product. I like to eat mine plain or topped with blueberries.
One thing to note: the cheezecakes come frozen and take a few hours to thaw. You won’t be able to bring it home from the store and eat it right away. But it’s worth the wait, for sure!
I like thawing my cheezecake in the fridge overnight and then having it for breakfast the next morning. While the box says to let the cheezecake sit out of the fridge for a few minutes before serving it, I actually prefer it straight out of the fridge. The cooler the cheezecake is, the better it holds up. It will get less firm if you leave it sit out for too long or in a room that is on the warmer side.
I’ve found Daiya’s cheezecakes at my local Whole Foods and Wegman’s. If you can’t find them near you and want to try ’em, click here to download Daiya’s product request form that you can take to your grocery store’s manager.
For more information about Daiya’s cheezecakes or to check out all the other gluten-free products they offer, visit us.daiyafoods.com.
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I first posted this article on Examiner.com.