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Baked Herb-Crusted Cashew-Almond Cheese [Vegan]

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This recipe for baked, sliceable cashew-almond cheese is unbelievable. Lemon juice combined with nutritional yeast give it a tangy, "authentic" flavor that's just begging to be served with sweet, fruity flavors. You can even alternate what flavors you serve this cashew-almond cheese with, so experiment to your heart's delight! The base of this cheese would also pair beautifully with dried cranberries, figs, and sun-dried tomatoes.

Baked Herb-Crusted Cashew-Almond Cheese [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 3/4 cup raw blanched almonds
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • sprinkle fresh thyme (dried is okay)
  • sprinkle dried basil
  • sprinkle fresh rosemary (dried is okay)
  • generous amounts of salt and pepper

Preparation

  1. Soak the nuts in water overnight. When ready to begin making the cheese, drain and rinse the nuts.
  2. With a food processor, purée nuts until very smooth with lemon juice, olive oil, nutritional yeast, and spices.
  3. Place a strainer over a large bowl lined with cheesecloth. Carefully scoop out processed nut mixture into cheesecloth. Bring corners of cloth together, twist around cheese, and form a ball. Secure with a rubber band and lightly squeeze to get rid of excess water.
  4. Chill overnight with cheese resting on strainer, allowing water to drip out.
  5. Preheat oven to 390°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Scoop out cheese from cheesecloth with a spatula and form a 1 1/2-inch log. Use your spatula or a spoon to smooth the sides.
  7. Finally, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and spices. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until it is firm to touch and slightly browned.
  8. Turn off oven, open door and allow to cool completely before removing and serving.

Notes

Cheese will last a couple of weeks in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. The flavor becomes more "fermented" with time.

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Meredith is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist with a focus on plant-based health and wellness. Her blog pür body nutrition is a valuable resource to new or veteran vegans, or anyone looking to make vegetables taste a little more fabulous! Meredith's goal is to bring fun and whimsy to the vegan nutrition world- one over-the-top buddha bowl at a time.


 

 



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42 comments on “Baked Herb-Crusted Cashew-Almond Cheese [Vegan]”

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Colleen
29 Days ago

For those of you that took the time out from protesting abortion to comment that you are offended (butt hurt) by the description of a product that doesn\'t fit in your ideal world of nothingness... because the word cheese when applied to nuts is so much more upsetting and offensive that the rape, mutilation, baby theft and death of innocent beings to make pus filled \'cheese\' .. animals cheese is unspeakable violence, it is psychological and emotional pain inflicted on the most vulnerable it is rape and murder.. "cheese" Because coagulated breast milk which was stolen from a mother after her son had his throat slit and then later had her own throat slit doesn\'t have the same ring to it.. get a sense of decency and a soul...


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Will'm Barondeau
6 Months Ago

How can you call it cheese if there's no MOLD!?!?


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Will'm Barondeau
14 Feb 2016

That's just a nutty food turd.

Edwina Mckay
6 Months Ago

Look I'm not anti vegan but don't like you calling a baked paste of nuts cheese or dishes like mushrooms meats or scrambled tofu eggs!!


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Edwina Mckay
6 Months Ago

Look I'm not anti vegan but don't like you calling a baked paste of nuts cheese or dishes like mushrooms meats or scrambled tofu eggs!!


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Sharon Braybrook
6 Months Ago

Mouth watering!


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Angela Shelmerdine
6 Months Ago

Thank you for post - looks delicious


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Joëlle Rizk
6 Months Ago

Myriam Mikhael


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Lars Falkroth
6 Months Ago

And that's NOT cheese!


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Savanah Avery
6 Months Ago

Gemma Allen


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Dustin Bess
6 Months Ago

please stop calling it cheese.. it is a spread .. not a cheese.


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