We’ve selected eight of our favorite plant-based cheese recipes, adapted from some of the most inventive vegan bloggers we know. Some include many ingredients, others just a few, but trust us, they’re simple enough for you to try at home.
Vegan cheese to the rescue!
While not as firm as your average cheddar, this vegan version comes pretty close. It’s rich in spice and unique in texture. The outer layer of crushed almond slices gives it a nice crunch. To make it work get used to blending, refrigerating, and enjoying.
Macadamia nuts, like cashews, help to create a creamy, buttery texture. This recipe offers the perfect opportunity to experiment. Its subtle flavor, and airy texture means it pairs well with a number of different foods. Try it with berry compotes, on top of little crostinis, and as a substitute in your favorite pizza recipe. It also goes beautifully with tomatoes and basil.
Cashew-based cheeses are rich in vitamins and minerals. This recipe suggests baking something traditionally served raw. What results is a beautifully textured and flavorful rind with a creamy inside. If you’re going for a harder interior, simply extend the bake time by 10 or so minutes. Whatever texture you prefer, this cheese is guaranteed to wow the crowd at your next dinner party.
This tofu-based cheese comes together quickly and showcases the transformative qualities of nutritional yeast. The white miso helps create a savory experience extremely close to feta. Spiced with oregano and red pepper flakes, it's the perfect addition to a greek salad. For extra pop, marinate the tofu for 8 to 48 hours before using.
This plant-based queso is rich in texture and flavor. It's the perfect addition to your favorite nachos, delicious drizzled over roasted vegetables, on top of tacos, or blended into spicy enchilada sauce. All the add-ins - the dijon mustard, garlic, cumin, and hot pepper - can easily be adjusted to suit your tastes. Each offers its own unique element to the final product, so try not to skimp too much.