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Review and Giveaway: Win Parmela Parmesan style cheese from Vegan Perks!

February 27, 2013

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.

Parmela 1

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.

Parmela 1

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)

Parmela 2

As well as being vegan, Parmela is also gluten-free!

You can find more information and where to buy Parmela by checking out the Parmela Foods website at You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

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: 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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. 🙂

33 Comments leave one →
  1. February 27, 2013 4:02 PM

    I would use it on bruschetta!

  2. February 27, 2013 4:16 PM

    This stuff is AMAZING!!

  3. February 27, 2013 4:22 PM

    Looks yummy! (And I have the same bowls as you. ) I got them years ago, but have hung onto them to use once in awhile. 🙂

    • February 27, 2013 4:45 PM

      That’s funny! They were actually my moms so I have had them for many years. They have lasted forever! 🙂

  4. February 27, 2013 4:34 PM

    Spaghetti and marinara.

  5. February 27, 2013 4:35 PM

    Yum! I love this stuff! I would use it on everything!

  6. gaiantlc permalink
    February 27, 2013 4:45 PM

    I’d use it on all sorts of pasta dishes, and to garnish my vegan ribolita soup!

  7. February 27, 2013 7:14 PM

    I love it on pasta, but also on a cashew cream kale and quinoa. I’m addicted to the stuff!

    • February 27, 2013 7:15 PM

      Oh Yum! Cashew cream and quinoa?!?! Do you have a recipe for that?

  8. February 27, 2013 8:21 PM

    lasagna and enchilada casserole

  9. charj permalink
    February 27, 2013 8:32 PM

    I would use it on eggplant fries as well as pasta dishes

  10. February 27, 2013 9:45 PM

    I would put Parmela on vegan ravioli!

  11. Jordan D permalink
    February 27, 2013 10:30 PM

    Mmmmm, I’d use it on spaghetti squash!

  12. veganadian permalink
    February 28, 2013 12:19 AM

    Awesome giveaway right back at cha, lady!
    I almost purchased it on vegancuts the other day but I wasn’t too sure, ha.
    If it’s got your seal of approval on it then it’s a go!

  13. jennifer l p permalink
    February 28, 2013 9:08 AM


  14. Megan G permalink
    February 28, 2013 9:19 PM

    Mmmm, I’d sprinkle on a bowl of soup, or over a salad. Yummmm.

  15. Lydia Claire permalink
    February 28, 2013 9:56 PM


  16. March 5, 2013 1:11 PM

    Yumm! I would use it on risotto!

  17. March 5, 2013 5:01 PM

    Reblogged this on pythagoreanium.

  18. March 6, 2013 5:24 PM

    I am a newbie vegan and am currently trying many new recipes and ingredients, I would love to try this on spaghetti with some yummy whole grain garlic bread! It would be great on Eggplant Parmesan

  19. natalie nichols permalink
    March 7, 2013 12:34 PM

    I would use it on my son’s food because he is allergic to dairy.

  20. Ttrockwood permalink
    March 7, 2013 8:20 PM

    I would use it on roasted veggies, sweet potato fries and soup!

  21. March 8, 2013 3:34 AM

    I would use it on pasta!

  22. Claire permalink
    March 9, 2013 12:46 PM

    I want to make a pizzzaa!!


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