The Cheesy Vegan: More Than 125 Plant-Based Recipes for Indulging in the World’s Ultimate Comfort Food

(Da Capo Press / Lifelong Books, October 2013)

* Pennsylvania’s 2019 Route 1 Reads Pick: “This year’s theme is: Cookbooks. Pennsylvania’s 2019 Route1Reads pick is The Cheesy Vegan by award-winning, Pennsylvania author and foodie, John Schlimm. With family ties to Pennsylvania’s historic Straub Brewery, Schlimm adds bonus vegan cheese pairings for wine, beer, and cocktail!” ~ PA Center for the Book

* STARRED REVIEW from Publishers Weekly: “Even omnivores may want to give John Schlimm’s…latest vegan endeavor a look. Vegans who were cheese lovers in a former culinary life will likely find this to be nothing short of revelatory. Schlimm’s cheeses are all approachable—even those who usually steer clear of the kitchen may take a gander. A terrific addition to any vegan’s library.”

* VegNews Magazine: “Another vegan cookbook or the ULTIMATE vegan cookbook? We think the latter! Hello, parmesan Caesar salad, cheddar muffins, brie pasta shells, and cheesecake bars…”

Long regarded as the missing link in the plant-based world, vegan cheese has come home to Main Street! With more than 125 recipes for every cheesy craving, John Schlimm has you covered from breakfast to lunch to a hearty dinner with family and friends. From easy recipes for everyday cheeses to ultimate comfort food like Mac ’n’ Cheese, Café Broccoli & Parmesan Quiche, the Grilled Cheese Trio, Triple Your Pleasure Fondue, and the Cheesecake Extravaganza, you can indulge in all your cheesy favorites . . . with none of the dairy and all of the flavor.

~ With recipes for 25 everyday cheeses, including Cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, brie, blue, and Jack ~

Praise for The Cheesy Vegan:

“For years the difference between a vegetarian and a vegan has been the ability to give up cheese. The Cheesy Vegan has changed all that by being full of easy and delicious recipes that even the most die-hard cheese-head will fall in love with!”

Annie and Dan Shannon, Authors of Betty Goes Vegan and

“Cheese Lovers Rejoice! With the great dairy-free recipes in The Cheesy Vegan you can now have your cheese and eat it, too. Delicious!”

~ Chef Chloe Coscarelli, Author of Chloe’s Kitchen and Chloe’s Vegan Desserts

The Cheesy Vegan proves the point that living a vegan lifestyle doesn’t mean giving up your favorite foods. These recipes are good for the body and leave nothing to be desired – John Schlimm is the Bobby Flay of the vegan movement.”

~ Eddy Lu, CEO and Co-Founder of Grubwithus

“Now we can really smile and say cheese! John Schlimm has penned the book that launches The Age of Vegan Cheese. The homemade vegan cheeses and other related recipes in this beautifully crafted book bring health and kindness to a luscious new level. Cheese was always the hardest for vegans to emulate, and the one thing most non-vegans crave the most, so with the publication of this new masterpiece, we see the handwriting on the wall: Veganville is getting closer every day. The Cheesy Vegan is for cheese-lovers everywhere, vegan or not. Highly recommended!”

~ Will Tuttle, Ph.D., Best-selling Author of The World Peace Diet, Recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award, Co-Founder of Veganpalooza and Circle of Compassion, and Acclaimed Pianist and Composer

“John’s recipes are my go-to for inspiration and The Cheesy Vegan is no exception. He’s actually come up with the missing link to making vegan eating complete—a great tasting and easy recipe for vegan blue cheese. Don’t be surprised if you see that one on our menu!”

~ Doron Petersan, Founder of Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats and Author of Sticky Fingers’ Sweets

“With The Cheesy Vegan, John Schlimm continues his unique brand of tasty activism. Once again, John uses an irresistible and family-friendly collection of plant-based dishes that everyone, vegan and carnivore alike, will devour to poignantly convey his unconditional love for all animals.”

~ Robin Ganzert, Ph.D., President and CEO of American Humane Association

“Who says you have to give up cheese? Now those who’ve ditched dairy or plan to do so can find the tastes and textures they crave in John Schlimm’s The Cheesy Vegan. Nut-based and veggie cheeses are all the rage without all the cruelty to cows and their calves. Eating with a conscience never tasted so good!”

~ Jenny Brown, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary and Author of The Lucky Ones

“Cheese is one of life’s great treats and to have it when it’s ‘cruelty-free’ is the best thing for all! John…Thank you for making the world a tastier place with The Cheesy Vegan!!!”

~ Cornelia Guest, Designer, Philanthropist, and Author of Cornelia Guest’s Simple Pleasures

“John Schlimm’s Cheesy Vegan tackles the last frontier in dropping the unnatural addiction to dairy. Beautifully written and photographed, brilliant and timely, this book guides you effortlessly into the world of vegan cheese deliciousness, and consciousness without sacrifice. The Cheesy Vegan is a game changer for cheese lovers, and animals, everywhere!”

~ Elizabeth Olsen, Founder of Olsenhaus-Pure Vegan, Vegan Accessories 

“It’s hard to count the number of people who’ve told me over the years, ‘I could never stop eating cheese!’ Well, John Schlimm is here to say you don’t have to! In The Cheesy Vegan, he’s got a plethora of homemade vegan cheeses and related recipes that you’re sure to love, and cows will love you for choosing them!”

~ Paul Shapiro, Vice President of Farm Animal Protection for The Humane Society of the United States and Founder of Compassion Over Killing

The Cheesy Vegan is a heavenly dose of cheese-filled recipes that will please any and every palate. Take one look at the mouth-watering photos and recipes and you’ll want to dive right in (to a pool of vegan cheesecake)!”

~ Christy Morgan, The Blissful Chef, Author of Blissful Bites: Vegan Meals That Nourish Mind, Body, and Planet

“For the past 26 years, I have been on exactly the same pathway as John Schlimm. I have wanted to delight and do less harm . . . and to have fun doing that. I literally am a kindred spirit except for one small thing: He is at least one lap ahead of me in being vegan. I’m so convinced about the power of plant-based foods in my own life and work that it is high time for me to take a deep breath and plunge into The Cheesy Vegan and see if I can at least not fall further behind! Let’s join John—it seems to be a great way to enjoy the truly good life!”

~ Graham Kerr, Award-winning Cookbook Author, Culinary Consultant, and Host of The Galloping Gourmet

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