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Vegan Cheese! How to make creamy Cashew Cheese- a simple vegan alternative that can be whipped up in minutes! #cashewcheese

Cashew Cheese

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cup 1x
  • Category: vegan,
  • Method: blended
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Vegan


How to make creamy vegan Cashew Cheese- a simple vegan alternative that can be whipped up in minutes! Use this like you would cream cheese or ricotta. Allow 3 hours of soaking time! ( Or soak cashews overnight.)





Soak Cashews in water for 3 hours (or up to 24 hours refrigerated). Drain the cashews saving the water.

Place the cashews in a food processor with the salt and vinegar and pulse repeatedly. Scrape down the sides and continue blending, repeating if necessary.

Add the cashew water, with the motor running, a tablespoon at a time to get the desired consistency. I typically add 3-4 tablespoons. Then blend for 1-2 minutes.

Taste and feel free to add any optional additions.

For a smoky flavor add 1/4 -1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika.


This will keep 5 days in the fridge.

If no time to soak the cashews, simmer them in a small pot of water for 20-30 minutes. Drain.


  • Serving Size: 3 tablespoons
  • Calories: 98
  • Sugar: 0.9 g
  • Sodium: 148.4 mg
  • Fat: 7.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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