Vegan Cheese Recipes

Vegan Cheese RecipesIn this video I present 5 vegan cheese recipes. It is a lot easier to make vegan cheese then it may seem. It is considerably easier then making traditional cheese. Basically after you make the rejuvelac everything goes by pretty quick.

I learned all of these recipes from an amazing book titled Artisan Vegan Cheese. I’ll specifically make basic cashew cheese, chevre (Goat Cheese), Brie, Sharp Cheddar and Mozzarella. The recipes are also typed out below after the video.

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Special Note : Make sure everything you use is properly sterilized through boiling in hot water with 2 Tbsp of bleach per gallon for 10 minutes or more. Never touch anything that is going into the cheese with your bare hands.

Vegan Cashew Cheese Recipe

  • Soak 2 cups of Raw Cashews for 8 hours
  • Combine the following and blend until smooth:
  • Drained Cashews
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Rejuvelac
  • Put the above in a sterilized bowl and sit at room temperature for 3 days, or for the period of time listed below with the other types of cheese

This will stay good for 2 weeks in a zip locked bag. I use it in the following vegan cheese recipes, but for each one the cheese will be set out at room temperature for different periods of time. Sitting out the cheese is known as cultering the cheese.

Vegan Goat Cheese Recipe

Culture the Cashew Cheese for 2 days

Blend the following until smooth :

Refrigerate the above mixture for about 5 hours before eating.

Vegan Brie Recipe

Culture Cashew Cheese for 2 days

Blend the following until smooth :

Refrigerate for 8 hours before eating

Vegan Sharp Cheddar Recipe

Blend the following and then let sit out for 3 days :

Melt in pan and add :

Stir for 5 Minutes
Cool at room temp
Refrigerate for 6 Hrs
Store in Plastic Wrap in Ziplock Bag

Vegan Mozzarella Recipe

Blend the following:

  • 1 Cup Cashews Soaked in Water 6 Hours
  • 1/4 Cup Rejuvelac
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

When the above is smooth add 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum and blend
Let sit out for 2 Days

Heat the following on medium high till it boils while stirring

1/3 Cup Water
1/2 Tbs Agar Powder or 1 1/2 Tbs Agar Flakes

Turn down to medium low and whisk for 4 min. It shouldn’t be cloudy or grainy
Add to the cheese mixture

Combine 4 Cups Iced Water with 1 tsp salt and stir until salt dissolves

Drop cheese into water with a big spoon sprayed with canola oil
Put in refrigerator

I hope you enjoy these recipes. It has been a lot of fun to share them with you 🙂

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