Whether you’re a veggie, vegan or flexitarian, tofu is a kitchen must-have. Not only is it inexpensive, but it’s incredibly versatile – it has the unparalleled ability to absorb flavours from the ingredients around it, and is a provider of many different health benefits. From curries to soups, salads to even desserts (yep, desserts!), tofu is a jack of all trades.
Originating in China thousands of years ago, tofu is now enjoyed all over the globe and is gaining increasing popularity. Made by soaking soybeans and extracting their milk, the fresh soya milk is then curdled, pressed into a solid block and cooled – a very similar method to producing dairy cheese.
The tofu is then cut into smaller blocks and packaged along with water to keep it fresh. Once it has been sealed, weighed and dated, it’s time to hit the shelves. Here at Cauldron Foods, we have a whole range of organic tofu, from our Original Tofu Block for the more creative cooks, to our Marinated Tofu Pieces for when you’re short of time.