I have been wanting to talk about Kite Hill's vegan brie cheese for awhile. So, today is the day!
First off, for anyone wondering, I believe Kite Hill products are sold exclusively through Whole Foods. So, you know what I'm going to say next. Super expensive. I would also like to admit that I am a total sell-out. I don't like the price of Kite Hill products, and I don't like that they're only sold at Whole Foods. It feels like a food that peasants like me aren't really supposed to have. So, those are my gripes, let's get on to the good stuff!
The guy who worked with the cheeses told me that the rind is exactly like brie. He said that overall, he liked it, although it wasn't exactly like brie. It was enough of an endorsement coming from a non vegan to try it. It is smooth and creamy like I remember brie to be. It is a little springier due to lower fat, but it will spread on a cracker or a piece of bread just fine.
The ingredient list is probably the shortest of all vegan cheese. Almond milk, salt, enzymes, and culture.
This is the fancy cheese vegans who like fancy cheese have been waiting for. I can picture a beautiful day where the weather is perfect, and you have a friend or date night, and you set out a beautiful huge platter with fancy olives, some almonds, and other nuts, fancy crackers, maybe an assortment of breads, Cornichons(never pickles) and a wheel of this cheese.
I've now tasted two flavors of Kite Hill's yogurt, and this brie, and Kite Hill is definitely putting out a quality product. Unfortunately these can't be things I buy on the regular, and I wonder how many people actually can.
So, the good- creamy, spreadable, the rind is exactly like brie, making for a very realistic experience.
The bad- the price is unrealistic, and it's sold exclusively through Whole Foods.
Have you, or will you try any Kite Hill products?