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Basic Macadamia Nut Cheese [Vegan]

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Are you thinking, “There is no way I would ever be able to make cheese out of macadamia nuts. That looks like it would be too hard. I will never be able to make that. There are just some things I will never be able to make. Why does vegan cooking have to be so hard?!” Okay, maybe you are not thinking that, but it is what I was thinking before I made this delightfully easy and incredibly delicious vegan macadamia nut cheese. The key is the probiotic powder. It gives this cheese that cheese-y zing.

Basic Macadamia Nut Cheese [Vegan]


  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder
  • Filtered water
  • Small nut milk bag
  • Strainer
  • Big bowl (that will fit the strainer)
  • Small plate
  • Heavy can
  • Kitchen towel
  • Parchment paper


  1. Soak the macadamia nuts overnight.
  2. Drain the nuts and add to the blender. Add the probiotic powder and a small amount of filtered water. You may need to add more water, depending on what machine you are using. It doesn’t matter because the cheese will be strained and pressed after.
  3. Add the probiotic and blend. Stop blending every once in a while to scrape the sides. Blend until the consistency is as smooth as possible.
  4. Place the strainer in the big bowl.
  5. Place the mixture into a nut milk bag. Pull the drawstring and twist the bag. Press out the water. Place onto the strainer and then place a small plate on top of the bag. Place the heavy can on top and then cover the whole thing with a kitchen towel. Let sit on the counter for about 12 hours to press!
  6. Turn the cheese out onto a piece of parchment paper and form a log with your hands. Pull one side of the parchment over to the other and roll like you were playing with play dough. Once the log is together, you have cheese! From here, you can roll in freshly chopped herbs or nuts. I like it plain. You can also take a step back and mix the herbs or even nutritional yeast or onion powder into the cheese before rolling.
  7. Serve on a platter with crackers, with a nice salad of arugula, alongside roasted beets or any way you want. Enjoy!





I am vegan and I am a wife, mom, and yogi. We have inspired many of our friends and family to think about what they are eating. All of my recipes are easy. E A S Y. If they weren’t, I would not be in the kitchen at all! Almost all of the dishes I make take less than half an hour. Check out my website at Lisa's Project Vegan.



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3 Years Ago

Hi Lisa,
Looking forward to trying this but I confess, I\'m not sure which probiotic powder to purchase. Could you please supply me with more info on type or name of probiotic powder and where to purchase. Thanks !

07 Jan 2018

I use 2 capsules of Solgar – Advanced Acidophilus Plus, available on Amazon :)


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