Friday, August 12, 2011

A Little Slice of Vegan Cheese

So this was really my first go at making a vegan cheese that you could slice. 
To my delight my daughters loved it and its so easy to make!
Pass the cheese please!

 Raw Vegan Cheese
1 1/2 cups water 1 1/2 Tablespoons agar powder or 5 Tablespoons Agar Flakes
1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 Tablespoons Tahini
2 teaspoons dijon or stone ground mustard
1 garlic clove (optional)
Dash of Salt

In blender add cashews, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, tahini, mustard, garlic and salt.
In a pan, on the stove, bring water to a boil and slowly add agar stirring with a whisk. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue to whisk while mixture thickens, about 5 to 10 minutes. If using flakes, make sure they are completely dissolved.
Slowly pour into blender, and blend for several minutes, make sure you scrape the sides every once in a while until mixture is completely smooth.
Pour into a plastic container and cool in fridge, uncovered for several hours.
After completely cool, pop cheese out of container and serve.
Store covered in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Oh, so easy!
 Agar is low in Sodium, and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Pantothenic Acid, Zinc and Copper, and a very good source of Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese.

Enjoy the beauty of summer!

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one. ~John Lennon


Please check out my personal site at:


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this. I have avoided the store vegan cheeses because of the list of chemical ingredients. I am a Vegan for animal cruelty reasons, but also for health reasons and so it made no sense to me to be buying non dairy cheese if it was about as unhealthy as the dairy stuff.

  2. So glad you enjoyed the post! Its so important to be an advocate for animals, including yourself!