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Vegan cashew cheese 2 ways

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Vegan cashew cheese 2 ways

Vegan cashew cheese is a great cheese substitute. If you are vegan or lactose intolerant this is a great recipe.

This cheese is absolutely delicious. Ready to learn how to make vegan cashew cheese 2 ways? Let’s get started!

Vegan cashew cheese 2 ways

Okay, it is vegan but that is because the ingredients are. What matters, in my opinion, is that what you eat is something that tastes really great and that there isn’t any dairy in it is a bonus.

As you can see on my blog I am not vegan but a lot of the things are vegan. So I am all for combining what you like and in this case, it was adding vegan cheese.

I never thought it was possible to make a dip that tastes like cheese but is not cheese. The main ingredient of this cheese is cashew.

Cashew is high in protein and a source of iron. Cashew is one of my favorite nuts. Roasted, salted or unsalted.

I like them even better than peanuts or almonds. In the past, I have made cashew nut butter the same way as I have made the worlds easiest peanut butter.

I used roasted unsalted cashew and put it in the food processor until it turned into a butter. This recipe is kind of similar.

Vegan cashew cheese ingredients

Do you also want to eat vegan cashew cheese then you need these ingredients:

  • Raw cashew nuts
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin powder
  • Sriracha
  • Water

Vegan cashew cheese 2 ways ingredients

How to make vegan cheese

There is quite a difference in taste between roasted salted cashew nuts and raw cashew. For vegan cheese or this cashew dip, I add some garlic powder and cumin powder to the raw cashew nuts.

Then add the secret ingredient, nutritional yeast and let the food processor do its job. The nutritional yeast is adding that extra nutty flavor to the cheese.

To turn it into a smooth cheese add some water when all the ingredients are combined. The length you run the food processor and the amount of water determines how smooth the cheese will be.

If you like a more solid thick cheese/dip then add little water. If you like a more smooth, soft cheese you add more water.

Vegan cashew cheese 2 ways

Two versions of vegan cashew cheese

I made two variants of this vegan cashew cheese:

  • a basic cheese as a first option
  • a spicy variant by adding Sriracha sauce as a second variant

How to make vegan cashew cheese 2 ways

Want to know how you can make vegan cashew cheese 2 ways? Watch the instruction video below:


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Vegan cashew cheese 2 ways

Serves: 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Vegan cashew cheese 2 ways

Today I am showing you how to make vegan cashew cheese 2 ways. Cashew, spices and water. Its amazing how great this tastes. Lets get started!


  • 3 cups of raw cashew nuts
  • 3 tsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 cup of water


  1. Put the cashew nuts in the food processor
  2. Blend the cashew nuts until they turn into fine powder
  3. Add the garlic, cumin and nutritional yeast
  4. Blend until the cashew turn into a nut butter
  5. If you like a thick butter take the butter out. If you like a more smooth cheese add water
  6. Take half of the cheese from the food processor
  7. Add the Sriracha and let the food processor run
  8. Take the second cheese from the food processor

Nutrition facts

Calories: 444; Fat: 32.4g; Carbs: 26.5g; Protein: 14.7g;

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  • Reply
    September 25, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I’ve been meaning to make some cashew cheese for a while, it looks delicious!

    • Reply
      September 25, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you Liberty. This one is really easy to make and indeed very delicious! Have a look at the video where I show how you can make this one yourself.

  • Reply
    Betty Puffer
    March 9, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    What kind of blender or food processor do you recommend. I’m loving your recipes so much and pass along to my friends after I make them.

    • Reply
      March 9, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      Hi Betty,

      How great to hear you love my recipes so much that you pass them along to friends! So nice of you. I recommend using a food processor or kitchen machine. The one I used in the video is a Philips but that is not available any more and a Magimix like the 3200 XL but which is more expensive than the Philips. Ideally you look for a food processor that has about 600 Watt in power. If you are making peanut butter of cashew cheese you need something with power. Hope this helps.

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