Pizza without normal cheese

United States
June 25, 2012 2:19pm CST
So the pizzas I make at home have no real cheese on them. Well the ones that I make for me, my son, and my hubby are normal pizzas, but the one I make for my daughter is made with a soy cheese. See, my daughter has an allergy to cows milk and I needed to find a way to make her pizza. I know there are other cheeses out there that are not made from cows milk, but I am trying to find one that tastes good and would be okay on pizza. I have tried feta, but it does not melt right. Any ideas on cheeses that taste good and are not made with cows milk.
2 responses
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
25 Jun 12
I love pizza. I think I am lucky to have no allergies to anything so far. I couldn't imagine not being able to eat another pizza ever again. I don't know much about other cheese but I'm sure there should be something good as a replacement.
• United States
25 Jun 12
I agree, one thing I would hate to have to replace is pizza and especially cheese. Some people though can't even eat the dough!
• United States
25 Jun 12
The soy cheese that I usually use taste a lot like regular cheese, it just does not melt like real cheese does. It keeps it shape and is kind of hard to cut when cooked. I am lucky that she really likes it and enjoys being able to have something that is similar to cheese. The company actually makes it for people who eat not meat or dairy products and we are luckily enough to have it here. I have been in some towns around here that do not carry the product. I have been lucky enough to even find soy ice cream, she loves it at least.
• United States
25 Jun 12
At least there is one that tastes good for her, that's encouraging. If all else fails for one that works better for you, you will have this fall back of soy cheese
@echoforever (5192)
• United States
25 Jun 12
Living with allergies can sometimes be difficult. I used to know a family where two of the members had many food allergies, it made their life difficult like this where for best taste or quality, it is hard to find. The only cheese I can think of though is goat cheese. I don't know how it tastes but can not think of anything else. If you try it, hope that it is good for you all. Best of luck in your search.
• United States
25 Jun 12
Yeah feta is a goat cheese. When I make the pizza at home I use a soy based cheese for her. Living with allergies is very tough, because everything I buy I have to look to see if she can have it. If it is a small amount of milk product that has been cooked she is usually fine. Her allergies have to deal more with the fact that she cannot digest the fat in cows milk so it binds her system up.
• United States
25 Jun 12
Oh I see. I think cheese is common for that anyway but with an allergy I'm sure it is not good at all! Is it the only allergy she has? That would be good, I couldn't see living with multiple allergies, even one would be hard.
• United States
26 Jun 12
She has a problem with high fat foods that are animal bases. They did some testing and found out that she is missing some enzymes in her gallbladder that is supposed to help with breaking down animal fat and fat from dairy products. If the item is made with just the whey (which has no fat) then she is normally fine. She has spent her entire life, all 6 years, with an upset stomach caused from one thing or another. There are replacement enzymes that she could take to help but they are geared more towards adults and can be ruff on a little tummy. She is doing pretty okay since we figured out what was always causing her to throw up and not want to eat. It is so cute, she tells people her stomach told her to be a vegetarian to help save the poor little animals.