Review and Giveaway: Win Parmela Parmesan style cheese from Vegan Perks!
Well we have survived the second round of snow. We got a foot last week and another foot over the last couple days. It’s been crazy! But that won’t stop me from doing a review and having a giveaway! So let’s hit it!
Most of us have that moment during our plant-based transition where we miss cheese but we usually get over it or find a good substitute. I have been fortunate enough to find great substitutes. Enter Parmela.
I was contacted by Parmela Foods to try their vegan Parmesan style cheese and of course I said yes! I was excited but a little hesitant because the last Parmesan style cheese (who shall remain nameless) I tried, was not that great.
I knew I was going to use it on pasta because #1 – I love pasta and #2 – The only time I used real Parmesan cheese before I went vegan was on pasta so I wanted something familiar.
I decided break it open on my kale lasagna. I put it on after the lasagna was already cooked so I didn’t cook the Parmela. I just sprinkled it on like I would regular Parmesan cheese. And… It was delicious! The texture and taste was perfect! Plus, it didn’t smell like feet! I also liked it because I like putting salt on my pasta and after using Parmela I didn’t even miss the salt. It added more flavor along with the Parmesan taste.
I probably would have used more but I wanted you to be able to see that I was actually having pasta with my Parmela.
The only negative is that the container was not bigger. But I am a cheese hog and it might be a freshness issue if it was made in a bigger size. That being said, a little really does go a long way.
So overall I loved Parmela! It exceeded my expectations for a vegan Parmesan “cheese”.
The ingredients include: Almonds, Cashews, Nutritional Yeast, Soybeans, Salt, Tamari (Water, Soybeans, Salt), Lactic Acid (vegan)
As well as being vegan, Parmela is also gluten-free!
Now for the giveaway! Yippie! You can enter to win your very own 65g container of Parmela Parmesan style cheese by entering through the Rafflecopter link below:
Update: Congrats to Claire! Email has been sent! Thanks to everyone for participating.
This giveaway is open to United States only. Giveaway will end at midnight CST on Sunday, March 10th. Winner is contacted by email and posted here. Winner will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner is chosen.
Disclaimer: No compensation has been received for this review. I was given free product to review from the company. The opinions in this review are 100% honest and my own and I have not been influenced in any way. I was not under any obligation to write a positive review in exchange for the them sponsoring this giveaway. In other words: If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t review it.