Considerations When Choosing a Cheese Substitute>It's how the cheese responds to heat that is often the most important thing when substituting cheese in your recipe. For instance, if you substitute mozzarella cheese on pizza with a drier cheese that does not melt well your bite of pizza becomes a whole different experience.
Cheese flavor is also a big consideration when looking for a cheese substitute. You probably would not want to put a mascarpone substitute on your pizza either because of the sweet flavor of mascarpone!
Another example is that asiago cheese has a slightly stronger taste than parmesan cheese, although the look and grating qualities of the cheese are identical making an asiago cheese or a romano cheese a great substitute for parmesan cheese.
A note regarding Substitutions...
Using these substitute suggestions may slightly alter the taste, texture or appearance of your resulting recipe. However, we recommend these substitutions as similar replacement ingredients when the original ingredients are unavailable.