Sliceable Cashew Cheese

Written by Kajsa IngelssonJanuary 11, 2018

Anyone more than me who’s been missing a tasty slice of bread with some cheese on top?I found this recipe from Yes, I Am A Vegan and I think that my longing in finally over! (as soon as my allergy to yeast is gone that is…)

Sliceable Cashew Cheese

  • 1/3 cup (almost 1 dl) raw cashews [Soaked overnight in a cup of water]
  • 1 heaped tablespoon + 1.5 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove garlic (you don’t want this to be a garlic cheese)
  • 1.5 teaspoon starch of your choice (Tapioca/Arrowroot/Corn)
  • 1.5 teaspoon agar agar powder
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons juice from lemon
  • 1/2 cup (1 dl) + 1/2 cup (1 dl) water
  • Salt – to taste

Make it like this:

  • In a saucepan, mix agar agar in 1/2 cup water. Keep aside.
  • Discard the water from cashews. Rinse them really well. Add cashews to a food processor with nutritional yeast, garlic, starch, salt, lemon juice & 1/2 cup of water. Make a very very smooth paste.
  • Add the cashew paste to agar agar mixture.
  • Bring this to boil on a low-medium heat until it forms a thick pancake-batter consistency.
  • Quickly transfer to ramekins. This quantity makes one full ramekin and another 1/2 ramekin sized cheeses.
  • Refrigerate for an hour. Carefully remove from the ramekin and enjoy.