Paprika Cheese

Written by MjauMarch 14, 2018

Hi you! Time for another vegan cheese recipe 🙂 This one, that I found on Cooking with Plants and it’s to die for. I’m a cheese lover myself, and i’m happy to say that you can enjoy cheese (better than cow’s milk tbh) even as a vegan 🙂

Paprika Cheese

5 persons, 50 min, high speed blender required

Cheese

  • 1 cup (2,5 dl) water
  • 1 cup (2,5 dl) oats
  • 1 cup (2,5 dl) sweet potato, steamed until soft
  • 1 whole roasted red peppers, marinated in vinegar
  • 1/2 cup (1 dl) nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2,5 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup (2,5 dl) water extra, for blending

AGAR AGAR Thickener:

  • 1 1/3 cups (3 dl) water
  • 2,5 tablespoons agar agar powder

Make it:

  • Add all the cheese ingredients to your blender/processor in order so that there is water at the bottom and top of the ingredient pile. This will help the mixture start to process.
  • Blend the ingredients until you have a nice smooth cheesy mixture. Have a quick taste test and add extra spice or salt as required.
  • Put the cheese mixture aside for a few minutes while you prepare the agar agar.
  • In a medium-sized saucepan, add both the water and agar agar powder.
  • Bring the mixture to the boil whilst constantly stirring, then turndown the heat to low and keep stirring until the mixture has a thick molasse-like consistency.
  • Once the agar agar mixture is ready, quickly transfer it to the cheese mixture in your blender/processor and blend for about 30 seconds to ensure the mixture is homogenous.
  • Pour the mixture into your favorite cheese mould(s).
  • Settle the mixture in your mould(s) as best you can so that the top surface is as flat as possible. This will help the cheese sit flat when you turn it out. If necessary, use a spatula to spread the cheese mixture.
  • Pop your mould(s) into the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes to set then carefully turn out the cheese onto your favorite serving platter.