Thursday, February 17, 2011

Daiya™ Foods is featured on Oprah as Kathy Freston’s Favorite Vegan Cheese

Click on this link for video clip of Oprah and Kathy Freston, New York Times best-selling author and vegan of seven years. Oprah and her 378 staff members committed to a vegan lifestyle for one week. On February 1st, Kathy led the challenge, which included a shopping trip to Whole Foods Market for vegan tips. Freston featured Daiya products as her favorite vegan cheese alternative and Oprah got a chance to taste test Daiya 's tapioca based Cheddar Style Shreds making a snack with pumpernickle bread.

With an average of 6 million viewers per episode, Daiya Foods has witnessed first-hand what the "Oprah effect" has done for their growing company. Their website alone has seen more than two and a half times their regular traffic.

Daiya products are a deliciously dairy free alternative that melt, taste and stretch like dairy based cheese. Daiya is free of many of the common food allergens including; gluten, dairy, (casein and lactose), soy (common to many other non-dairy cheese alternatives), egg, wheat, barley, whey, peanuts and tree nuts (excluding coconut oil). Daiya products are free of animal products, cholesterol, trans fats, and preservatives. I'm looking forward to their March launch of the third variation on this outstanding vegan fun food. To find out more visit . In the 'burgh, find Daiya at Community Market on Freeport Road (the best price in town- yippee!)
as well as at East End Food Coop on Meade Street and Whole Foods. (What are ya waitin' for Big Bird?)

I've given samples of the mozzerella version to my Vegan Healing Soup Subscribers and will add the cheddar version when I deliver the Chili at the end of the month.

Do you have a different favorite vegan cheese alternative?

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Suzen Sharda Segall

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Suzen Sharda Segall, Wellness Personal Trainer/Consultant, designer and facilitator of BodyArts Therapeutics, has provided an integrated approach to health and wellness for a wide variety of populations, internationally,for over thirty-five years


  1. i do love the taste of daiya, it's our favorite. but it's just another processed food when you get down to it, and i'm trying to eat as little processed foods as possible.

  2. Yes, Rick, so true. The daiya ingredients and those in the wayfare products, are for me, to date, the least offensive.

    As an educator, I want folks to have familiar comfort food alternative options, especially when transitioning to a whole food lifestyle.
    Feeling deprived has a way of setting many of us up to 'falling off the wagon' -