How to make vegan hard cheese that’s sliceable and can be grated. These recipes are made from nuts or seeds and are oil-free. All cheeses are high in protein, heart-healthy fats and nutrition.
It’s very easy to make firm vegan cheese and often costs less than normal cheese. Nutritional yeast gives these cheeses a cheesy and nutty taste and is full of B vitamins. Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free and plant-based wholefood diets.
Sprouted sunflower seeds are the main ingredient in this vegan cheddar cheese. The recipe contains miso but this can be substituted with a pinch of salt. Perfect vegan cheese recipe for pizza as it grates, see my Quina Crust Sunflower Cheese Pizza for a gluten-free high protein vegan pizza made from scratch.
Raw pistachios make a rich, creamy and distinctly pistachio nut cheese. The slightly green colour comes from the nuts but to give a deeper green colour try adding a bit of a green powder like wheatgrass, barley grass or spirulina.
Yeast extract combined with cashew nuts complement each other to make an irresistible cheese. If you’re in the UK yeast extract is most commonly known as the brand Marmite and in Australia the most common brand is Vegemite. This spread is becoming more available in the US in the international section.
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What is Agar Agar Powder?
This is a natural seaweed extract and is what helps the plant-based cheese set. Always use a pure powder. Can be bought online inexpensively or from Asian shops.
The name Agar Agar comes from the Malay name for the type of algae used.
Nootch / Nutritional Yeast
Nutritional yeast, or the more appetising name of nootch, is what gives these vegan cheeses their cheesy nutty taste. It comes in the form of flakes and is great sprinkled over savoury food or added to sauces to give a cheesy taste without any dairy. Nootch is high in B vitamins and many brands contain the elusive B12.
Can be bought online or from many health food shops.
These 5 Seed Oat Cakes are the perfect accompaniment to any of these sliceable cheeses. They are made without any added oil as most shop bought oatcakes contain palm oil. Can be made with gluten-free oats.