This is Nooch. Nooch is an insider term for nutritional yeast. And it’s not the stuff you feed your goldfish. (Although that stuff may actually have nooch in it. )
Nooch is hands down the most popular condiment amongst the plant-eating world. (More popular than Cholula? I know right?!)
But apparently it’s used in everything and is a great source of B12. I’d describe its flavor as a cross between nutty and umami, almost cheesy.
According to this small set of vegans I met at The Post Punk Kitchen forum the best introduction to nooch is “noochy toast.”
1. Make toast. (You know what toast looks like already.)
2. Spread with Earth Balance.
3. Sprinkle with nooch.
4. Pop it in the toaster oven.
It’s great. You know what else it kind of tastes like? Chicken bouillon.
And you add a little garlic? It will make a fine (can you see this coming?) garlic bread.
So PPKers know I’m legit now. Now to convince the people at fanforum…