AT the beginning of last year, I had tagged along on a busines trip with my husband to Zurich, Switzerland! I was really excited to have this opportunity since we probably would have never visited the city on our own.
We spent 5 days in the city, and since my husband was there for a conference, I had a day of exploration on my own. For our itinerary, check out my blog post for our 2-day itinerary in Switzerland. I was happy to have this day of independence where I got to explore and eat vegan foods. You can check out my blog post here for my What I eat in a day vegan in Zurich.
This grocery haul features all products from a chain called Co-op grocery store. I spent an hour exploring here by myself, but could have easily spent half a day here. They had so many store-branded and national branded vegan products at affordable prices. I honestly wanted to buy them all and bring them home with me to Canada but knew that wouldn’t be possible. I was really drawn to the cheeses since it’s hard to find good vegan cheese in Canada, so I prioritized this. In the end, I was only able to bring back 3 products with me to Canada. See below for the details!
The first product is the Soft White Cheese from New Roots. When I first saw this in the store, it immediately reminded me of brie cheese. I love brie cheese and was curious to see how this one would stand up to the creaminess and tanginess of the original. I made mushroom bruschetta to go with this and it was absolutely delicious and far exceeded my expectations. I loved it so much that I only allowed myself to eat it sparingly since I wanted to savour every last piece. I wish I brought home more of this product. If you are ever in Switzerland, definitely check it out!
The second product I brought home was this Prosciano Wedge from Violife. I know you can get Violife products in Canada but haven’t seen this wedge anywhere. When I saw it in the store, I immediately knew I wanted to bring it home and make a simple lemon pasta dish with it. It grates and melts pretty well but the flavour was pretty mild. I think I would have used more of it if it was going to be the star of the pasta dish, however, as with the first cheese, I wanted to savour it as much and as long as possible so used it only sparingly.
The last cheese that I bought was the Chicca Classic Cheese from Verys. When I saw it, it immediately reminded me of fresh mozzarella. I knew I had to bring this back to ty for myself at home. I made a simple naan pizza and topped it with this cheese. It didn’t completely melt but it did have a wonderful texture. When eaten in a caprese style salad, it also went pretty well and the texture was soft and very similar to mozzarella.
I hope you guys enjoyed the mukbang – I was so inspired by those cheese and wish I had more to enjoy!
Now set forth and be savvy!