Kite Hill Soft Fresh Truffle Dill & Chive

Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond is a co-founder of Ashland Creek Press. She is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short story collection Forgetting English.

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Like Kite Hill’s Soft Fresh Original, this herb almond milk cheese has a damp, rubbery texture that makes it difficult to spread directly onto bread or crackers.

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However, the truffle, dill, and chive in this variety make it far more flavorful than the plain version, and its texture makes it absolutely perfect for sprinkling in salads…

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…and over vegan pizzas.

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So if you’re looking for a creamy, herby addition to your favorite foods, give Kite Hill‘s Soft Fresh Truffle Dill & Chive a try. While it’s not ideal as a main event, cheese-wise, it’s an excellent enhancer to anything made better by being cheesier. (Which includes so many things.)

 

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Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond is a co-founder of Ashland Creek Press. She is the author of the novel My Last Continent and the award-winning short story collection Forgetting English.

2 thoughts on “Kite Hill Soft Fresh Truffle Dill & Chive”

  1. Hello, to all,
    Just wanted to mention for the sake of having fair information, that the products “kite hill” is advertising as dairy free, are not necessarily completely dairy free. For the coagulation of almond milk curds they most probably use an enzyme, called “transglutaminase”, as rennet would not work for almond milk. The enzyme itself can be an animal derivative, but it also can be made using microbiological technologies. The problem here lies not in the enzyme itself but in the fact that the available transglutaminase (such as “Ajinomoto” brand) contains sodium caseinate, which is definitely a VERY dairy product. For those who do not know, sodium caseinate is simply a scientific name of caseine. If above is true, and it is in all probability, “kite hill” products are not advisable for those who cannot consume dairy protein (as my wife, for example; she has a confirmed multiple sclerosis, but now (for about 15 years already) is able to live a normal life, with no symptoms returning whatsoever, just because she does not eat any dairy or gluten containing products). It is sad, but probably there has not yet been found a better method to coagulate almond milk (unless “kite hills” uses something “miraculous” and reveals it to us).

  2. Thanks for your comment. As to whether these products are vegan, the Kite Hill website claims: “Yes, our products are classified as vegan. We use nut milk and proprietary vegan enzymes and cultures to make all of our products.”

    However, I’ve forwarded your comment along to Kite Hill for clarification, and I hope they will respond. I will post whatever information I receive here on this blog.

    Thanks for reading!

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