I am in the mood to title my post in Spanish and to be honest, I miss Spain. I was 10 years old when I began learning Spanish and completed IB Spanish (International Baccalaureate). Oi, 8 years, and I am not brave enough to speak Spanish in some countries and still don’t remember my grammars! But thanks goodness I can read ingredients fluently in Spanish.
Argentina is also a Spanish-speaking country. We’ve learned that speakers in Argentina pronounce their “ll” and “y” like “sh” like “sh” in “shout” while most Spanish speaking countries pronounce like “y.”
For example, in Argentina, you will say:
I am = Yo estoy (Spanish) = Sho Ehtoy (Argentinian)
Among all the Spanish-speaking countries we have visited (Mexico City, Colombia, Buenos Aires and Spain), we had the easiest time understanding people in Spain and Mexico City.
Due to the lack of kitchen counter space, we found a €1.20 vegan-friendly 8-inch pizza crust (comes in 4 individual pieces) at a Spanish grocery (Mercadona). The pizza crust has few ingredients: flour, water, olive oil (4%), salt and yeast, and malt flour. The package stated that it does not contain artificial colorings, preservatives, eggs, milk or any derivatives, which is pretty helpful.
Violife cheese is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and palm oil-free. I contacted Violife to review their cheese products after learning about it through few friends in Germany and the UK. There are several different flavors available: Original, Tomato & Basil, Herbs, Peppers, Hot Peppers, Cheddar, Mushrooms, Olives, Olive Oil, Pizza and Cucumber & Dill.
I shredded the whole package of the Violife Pizza cheese block using a grater; they are available in bricks (2,5kg) and blocks (200g). The texture appeared nearly authentic mozzarella shreds and the Violife pizza ‘shreds’ looked better than the other vegan cheese shreds I’ve tried in the U.S. The Violife Pizza cheese melts really well as long as they are shredded, the color changed from light yellow to a medium yellow. After cooling down at room temperature for few hours, the cheese remains in its melted form. It is a good sign because some vegan cheese tend to form into different shapes. They are so good on pizzas, especially fajita melts!
In Spain, we used a cheese grater with an enclosed compartment that looked like this (but in yellow), it’s easy and clean to use (this is great if you have vegan cheese blocks):
Frozen Pizza Crust with Violife Pizza Cheese – look at these marvelous vegan pizza shreds!
Pizza Vegana de Vegetales y Queso Violife – with Sautéed Courgette & Grape Tomatoes and Raw Button Mushrooms
Pizza Vegana de Vegetales y Queso Violife – with Sautéed Onions & Grape Tomatoes, Fresh Basil & Italian Sweet Pepper
Coming up next: the upcoming Phuket Vegetarian Festival in Thailand
This item(s) was kindly sent to me to review by Violife. All products that are mentioned and reviewed here on this vegan blog are of my own personal opinions and I am not being compensated to review them, only just to share my thoughts. If I receive a product complimentary of the company, it will be stated so in the post, otherwise, all products are purchased myself for my own personal use.