Yes, nutritional yeast does add a bit of a cheesy flavor to foods, and it has TONS of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. I was floored the first time I saw its nutrition label. I don't use a lot of recipes that call for it, but I add it to soups and pasta sauces for a little extra flavor.Thanks! I also am looking into recipes that use nutritional yeast, because apparently it has a "cheesy" flavor and also provides B12
Cheese is a tough one for me, too! I recently tried this recipe, though, and loved it (substituted chili powder for the chipotle powder). I'm not sure how many people would mistake it for actual dairy cheese, but I think it's delicious. Good luck!