Hello Brandy! Just would like to share this in order to be helpful!
Regarding the cheese in the recipe: Did you know that buying and eating milk products, is resulting in inflicting unnecessary suffering and death to sentient cows, who all love and value their own lives, and their families and friends, as much as we value or own life, families and friends. They are enslaved, they are impregnated each year and their babies are stolen from them within a few days, their male calves are killed within some months in the States and sold as meat, they are killed at about an age of 5 years when the industry doesn’t regard them as profitable anymore, they are milked without their approval, the calves don’t get the cow milk they need and get to live all their short life without their mothers, they are enslaved by mans domestication, despite that they want to live in freedom.
We all believe that it is morally wrong to inflict unnecessary suffering and death upon animals is morally wrong, and consuming animal products is surely causing this: http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/what-michael-vick-taught-us/ And we have no nutritional need for animal products, it is detrimental to our health and is causing diseases: http://www.adelicatebalance.com.au/ I became vegan (i.e. stopped using and consuming animal and their products) this autumn when I realized all this.
I highly recommend this lecture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvZpF1R6GUo
All animals are consciousness and they deserve to be treated with respect, love and compassion just like all other conscious beings (e.g. us humans).
All the best! Peace and love, Anders