Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 and 1/2 cups raw cashew nuts (not roasted or salted)

  2. 1/4 cup filtered water

  3. 2 tablespoons dry white wine (optional; substitute water if preferred) - I didn't have this on hand, so just used water

  4. 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice

  5. 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

  6. 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

  7. 2 cloves garlic, finely minced

  8. 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

  9. freshly ground pepper

  10. Portlands Vegan Friendly Carts!

  11. Great Food Blogs

  12. Vegan Lasagna

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Soak the raw cashews. Soak in filtered water (just enough to cover them) for 2-3 hours.

  2. Add the other ingredients. Add vinegar, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, garlic, white wine (optional), salt, and pepper.

  3. Blend. As usual, I used my bullet blender, which worked very well … but you can use something stronger if you’d like.

  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Add to a bowl, cover, and store overnight. It should stay good for 5-6 days after that.

  5. Eat. Enjoy with crackers and wine, in a sandwich or burrito. Your imagination’s the limit.

  6. Ever since I made this a couple of days ago, I have been addicted to this stuff … I may have almost finished the bowl over the past 2 days (with some help from Sherif) … To me, vegan cashew “cheese” tastes so much like Boursin, the creamy garlicky French cheese that is most commonly spread on crackers. I personally love the taste of garlic, but it’s not overpowering in this recipe if you only use two small cloves. It’s the same intensity of garlicky flavor found in most Boursin cheeses. Next time, I’m adding herbs … kinda like this variation of the recipe that I found . Does that look delicious or what!?

  7. Would you ever try this? It’s such a simple recipe so you really have nothing to lose. Okay, I won’t beg. How about this: do you have another equally awesome (or better) vegan cheese recipe to share with me?

  8. Will have to try the nutritional yeast on popcorn Wow! Thats the same blender I have!

  9. I’ll definitely have to try this now. I have no more excuses!


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