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How to Make Aged Raw Nut Cheese

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I recommend aging your cheese a couple weeks before you want to serve it. Age it that whole time. For the first 2 days, leave it on top of your fridge, then for the rest of the 2 weeks keep it sealed in the fridge. The day you want to serve it, warm it up in the oven or dehydrator to give it a firmer exterior and creamy center.

As for the type of nut to use, it depends on what you want. Cashews make a really creamy, smooth consistency. Almonds aren't so smooth, but they give it more texture and a different flavour. I can't afford pine nuts or macadamias, but apparently they're incredible for cheese.

How to Make Aged Raw Nut Cheese

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Raw Vegan Vegan


  • 1 cup mixed raw nuts
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup water, as needed
  • Other herbs and spices, as desired


  1. Blend all ingredients in food processor until smooth.
  2. Put in cheese cloth that’s draped in a colander, sitting in a bowl. Let this sit on top of your refrigerator for 2 days, then store it in glassware and keep in refrigerator for about 2 weeks, more or less.
  3. Dehydrate or warm in oven before serving to make a firmer exterior.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 945 | Total Carbs: 30 g | Total Fat: 88 g | Total Protein: 21 g | Total Sodium: 580 g | Total Sugar: 3 g





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7 comments on “How to Make Aged Raw Nut Cheese”

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11 Months Ago

hi! I made a cheese similar to this one for a pizza with pine nuts and nutritonal yeast herbs and lemon . Recipe said to store in fridge in cheese cloth for 2-5 days. I used a paper towel as i did not have a cheese cloth. Its been int he fride for more then 5 days, i would say its been in there for about a Week now. Is it still good to use? or should it have been covered in an airtight glass container?



Stacey Winslow
4 Years Ago

Trying this one.

Methuzulah Gem
4 Years Ago


Susan Warren
4 Years Ago

On top of the fridge? You don't have cats, do you? Thanks for the recipe. Looks delicious.

Christine Kay Kraklow
4 Years Ago

This looks great? What can you put it on?

Glenn Smith
4 Years Ago

I want to try this!

Ananda Lee
4 Years Ago

Sounds great & so easy. I have been buying nut cheese for several years, since going vegan, but it's pretty expensive. I'll have to try this! Thanks!

Elaine Mariani
4 Years Ago

Is this a firm 'cheese'? I have attempted so many and they all end up more like a paste (and not particularly cheesy though I can live with that).


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