I would like to preface this post by pointing out that I'm one of those lucky bitches who never really was obsessed with cheese.
WHEN GOING VEGAN, I DID NOT MISS CHEESE.
So when I decided to make a 'cheezey sauce' it wasn't because I miss cheese. No, it was actually because
THERE ARE SO DAMN MANY OF THEM IN MY COOKBOOKS THAT I FIGURED I SHOULD KNOW WHY THE FUCK PEOPLE LOVE THEM SO MUCH.
So I picked a random one out of Vegan A Go-Go!.
Wolffie's Nutritional-Yeast "Cheese" Sauce Pg 126
I don't know who the hell Wolffie is, but here we go.
This recipe seems to be going for a basic, queso-like sauce. There are no fancy herbs or chunks of anything in it, just flour, nutritional yeast, salt, oil, mustard, tamari, and water.
You whisk all these things together and put it in a small saucepan.
While it's heating up, you'll notice it get thicker.
When it's thickened to your liking, remove it from the heat and serve.
I always hear that people dip veggies in cheese sauces, so I decided to dip some celery in this sauce. I don't know if that's normal, but that's what I did. Hahahah. I'm used to eating my veggies on their lonesome.
Ease of preparaton: 5/5
You seriously whisk some crap together and heat it for about 5 minutes. Delightfully simple.
Ok, so I struggled with this rating. On the one hand, I liked the stuff. It tastes like a decent dip, especially since I served it warm with some chilled celery. However, I don't know if I would describe it as 'cheesy'. It had that cheese-like quality...I don't know what you'd call it...that sort of musty quality? But it certainly didn't have the smoothness that cheese has. You know how cheese sauces are smooth and creamy? Well this stuff didn't taste milky or smooth, it tasted...nutty and cheese-like. So overall, it was delicious as a dip, but if I'm comparing it to cheese I would probably be left disappointed.
Kind of looks grainy and dull. But I would LOVE to spice this stuff up with some chives or chopped fresh oregano or dried chili peppers. Very basic, but easy to fancy up. :-]