How To Make Vegan Cheese Using Cashews

Making vegan cheese using cashews is a popular and delicious alternative to dairy cheese. Here’s a basic recipe to guide you:


  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked in water for 4-6 hours or overnight)
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • Water (as needed for consistency)


  1. Drain and rinse the soaked cashews thoroughly.
  2. Place the cashews in a blender or food processor.
  3. Add nutritional yeast, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, salt, and garlic powder (if using) to the blender.
  4. Start blending on low speed and gradually increase to high speed. Blend until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency. If the mixture is too thick, you can add water, one tablespoon at a time, to reach the desired consistency.
  5. Taste the mixture and adjust the seasoning according to your preference. You can add more salt, lemon juice, or nutritional yeast if desired.
  6. Once you’re satisfied with the taste and texture, transfer the mixture to a clean container or a mold if you prefer a specific shape.
  7. Refrigerate the cheese for at least a few hours or overnight to allow it to firm up and develop its flavors.
  8. Once chilled and firm, your vegan cashew cheese is ready to be enjoyed!

You can use this vegan cheese as a spread, dip, or topping for various dishes. Feel free to experiment with additional flavors and seasonings to customize it to your liking.

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