Very ‘Cheesy’ Cashew Cheese

Have you tried vegan cheese made from cashew nuts? I first encountered it at a raw food evening in a delicious raw veg lasagne, layers of cashew cheese with strips of courgette and an intense tomato sauce. Delicious.

I think that cheese is one of the things that vegan’s really miss and although you can’s say that cashew cheese is exactly like cheese it definitely delivers a distinctively cheesy flavour because of the nutritional yeast.

If you haven’t made Cashew Cheese before this is a really easy recipe and can be whipped up in no time and can be used like cream cheese. It’s delicious on toast, as a dip, on sweet potatoes, wraps, or stirred into tofu scramble.

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  4-6 servings
  1hr 15 minutes preparation time
  None cook time


  • 1 cup cashews (soaked for at least 1 hour)
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs. dijon mustard
  • Pinch Himalayan salt and black pepper


  • Really easy, just add all the ingredients to your food processor and blitz until smooth and creamy.

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  1. Emma on March 18, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    This is by FAR the best cheese alternative I have found, thank you so much !
    Really helping me to stay on the vegan path 🙂
    Any idea roughly how long it will keep for, in the fridge ??

    • Niki on August 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm

      Keeps for approx a week xxx

  2. […] I probably would have added some hummus as well if I’d had some, so that would be a good option to use as an addition or instead of the avocado as would some cashew cheese. […]

  3. […] used cashew cheese and vegan kale pesto to top my mushrooms and I think it’s just as good – really […]

  4. Jennifer Harmon {Peppers and Peaches} on May 22, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    I LOVE cashew cheese! It really is amazing how quick and easy it is to make. I make mine very similar to this recipe here and I can’t wait to mess around with ingredients. I love your suggestions to throw it in a tofu scramble too; might have to try that out this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

    • Niki on May 25, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      Hi Jennifer
      Thanks for your comment! If you have any suggestions let me know!
      Niki xx

  5. […] is topped with dollops of cashew cheese which I’m very excited to have made for the first time! It was much easier than I anticipated […]

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