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How to Make Raw Cheese [Vegan]

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The perfect alternative for animal’s cheese is raw, vegan, pure, and easy to make nuts cheese. Here I’m giving you the basic cheese recipe, your starter. Once you have successfully made the basic raw cheese, you can continue the exploration by making it with herbs, kefir, rejuvelac, dulse, probiotics, miso, nutritional yeast, etc.

How to Make Raw Vegan Cheese

This Recipe is :

Raw Vegan Vegan


  • 200 gr. macadamia nuts
  • some spring water
  • 1/2 lime juiced (optional)
  • a dash of pink himalayan salt


  1. Place the macadamia nuts in the blender.
  2. Pour enough water to cover them, but not too much.
  3. Get the blender working on high speed for 30 seconds. That’s the moment it will start warming up and we don’t want that. Stop for a while and hit the high speed for another 30 seconds…
  4. When the nuts are all blended and puffy add the lime juice and the salt and mix again (with a spatula, not the blender).
  5. Take a colander, place doubled mesh bag in it and pour in the cheesy cream.
  6. Fold the bag covering all the mixture and add something heavy on top, like a plate, big cup or a small pot.
  7. Take the setting into a warm location and leave it there for 24 hours. It will be best if you add more weight on it at some point, to drain all the water out of the cheese. Garnish with herbs & nutritional yeast. Serve with crackers, veggies and red wine.


Your cheese will be ready in 24 hours. Remove it from the mesh bag into a plate and keep in the fridge. If you want to eat it as a creme cheese – then eat it. But if you want it to look like real cheese, leave it in the fridge for at least another 24 hours. The longer it stays in the fridge the harder it becomes.





I’m Nadia Petrova, holistic nutritionist. I studied in the Canadian school of natural nutrition, I’m a member of the Canadian association of natural nutritional practitioners, Green Chef for the Gliving network and author of 2 books. My philosophy about life is that we are in control and we can change things. We can change the way we eat, feel, experience, live. We decide what is best for us. Visit my website Nature Insider.



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26 comments on “How to Make Raw Cheese [Vegan]”

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3 Years Ago

I can\'t wait to try this recipe. I live in the US, can someone tell me how to convert 25 grams to cups? Thank you!!

Loretta Lee
4 Years Ago

Sara Bryett x

Joy Sundari
4 Years Ago

I have to try to make it!looks delicious..!

Changa Charanga
4 Years Ago

I LOVE this! <3

Sunny Gulley
4 Years Ago

What is a double mesh bag? I want to try this, but need to find the prep materials.

Joe Quinn
4 Years Ago

Why would anyone WANT to!

Deb Davis Cook
14 Dec 2013

it's so easy and so delish. No additives and made to your personal preference....just saying, I always make my own.

Joe Quinn
14 Dec 2013

But it's not food!

Eilif Norheim
14 Dec 2013

It's just macadamia nut paste, therefore quite high in fats and quite low in anything else.

Andrew Jones
14 Dec 2013

Whereas the coagulated breast milk of another mammal is food?

Ben Nash
12 Apr 2014

Saying that nuts are not food is incorrect. You shouldn\'t spread these sorts of lies. Saying that nuts are only fat is also incorrect. It\'s like saying potatoes are only carbs. Macadamia nuts are a good dietary source of manganese, copper, magnesium, fiber, and thiamin. And as far as the fat goes, it\'s a good fat. Better for you than that found it cheese made from cow\'s milk, or in the numerous fried foods everyone eats.

Before spouting ignorance about foods, at least look up some accurate information, (e.g. http://wolfr.am/1euuftB)

Carmen Dube
4 Years Ago

kefir is milk

10 Jun 2014

You can use kefir grains with non dairy milk too. I make soy milk kefir. There is also water kefir.

Susie Reuter
4 Years Ago

I am gonna make this! Have been toying with the idea of making artisan vegan cheeses :)

Prescila Animal-rescuer
4 Years Ago

Tara Hathaway- Sgambellone

Tara Hathaway- Sgambellone
14 Dec 2013

yes I am definitely going to make this . I saw a cheddar recipe too.

Judy Jacques
4 Years Ago

Forget the feta, Miranda Howes , here is your alternative ;)))))


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