Does it melt?
Yes. While there is not going to be the stretch that comes with a cow’s milk cheese, it does melt down. For those who are familiar, it behaves similarly to melted goat cheese; it warms, spreads slightly and gets creamier. Since it is firm enough to grate, it works great for grilled cheese and quesadillas, and even sauces.
Is it organic?
Almost all of our ingredients are certified organic, but we are still working on getting our products certified. It is a pretty rigorous process. If you have any questions about specific products and their origins, please feel free to e-mail Heidi or Lyssa.
Is it local?
We strive to purchase all of our ingredients locally when possible. We are working with local farms and businesses to secure consistent sourcing of all ingredients used in our products year round. It is important that our company is working hard to stimulate our local economy and supporting fellow business owners.
I have allergies. Are the nut and soy cheezes produced on the same equipment?
No, they go through different processes. Those processes happen in the same kitchen, but they do not share equipment and are done at different times.
Where did the recipes come from?
The recipes were all created by Heidi who started working on this project when she was hired to rewrite a menu and create vegan options. During this time, becoming vegan herself, she was disappointed by the vegan cheeze options which were available and decided to create her own; this turned into the inspiration for Heidi Ho Veganics.
Can I buy in bulk?
We are in the process of creating some bulk purchasing options; however, they are not currently available. If you have inquires about bulk purchasing either for retail or restaurant use, please contact Lyssa for more information and availability.
Can I freeze it?
I wouldn’t. The sea-weed based binder doesn’t stand up to being frozen and then thawed.
Why do you put a ‘z’ in cheeze?
The word cheese is defined as “a food made from the pressed curds of milk.” Since we obviously don’t fall into that category we aren’t allowed to call it cheese with an ‘s’, so we call it cheeze with a ‘z’.
So why do you call it cheeze?
Our product is defined as a plant-based cheese alternative. What that means to us is that it is a product that we produce using some of the planets finest ingredients to make a quality food that is intended to be used as a replacement for cheese. We believe it to be the most health- and earth- conscious choice.