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Pimento Olive Cheese [Vegan]

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This amazing olive cheese is ready in just two hours! Grate it, slice it, serve it on crackers or pizza — there are so many different ways to enjoy this. Whatever you do with it, it won't last long.

Pimento Olive Cheese [Vegan]

This Recipe is :



  • 1 1/2 cups soy milk
  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot starch
  • 1 tablespoon chickpea flour
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/3 cup pimento olives, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons juice from the olive jar
  • 2 teaspoons agar agar powder


  1. Stir 1/2 cup soy milk with arrowroot starch, chickpea flour, olive oil, nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, cayenne powder, and smoked paprika. Add finely chopped pimento olives as well as the juice from the jar, stir until evenly mixed.
  2. Put the remaining 1 cup of soy milk in a saucepan and sprinkle agar agar powder on top. Bring up to medium heat, cook for 4-5 minutes while stirring. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Add the bowl of combined ingredients into the saucepan with the soy milk and agar, stir well. Bring back to medium heat and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes until thickened.
  4. Pour into a one large greased container (preferably cheese-shaped, round is better) or two smaller containers. Even out the top with the back of spoon and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.


Will keep in the refrigerator for 1 week.





Rekka is an experimental food blogger and illustrator, her blog Grim Grains happened when she switched to an all plant-based diet in early 2014. The project rekindled her love for cooking, and for creation. When she isn’t illustrating food, she is researching other oddities to incorporate into her recipes.



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38 comments on “Pimento Olive Cheese [Vegan]”

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Colleen Coleman
2 Years Ago

I want to try this!!

Sandy Maher-Smith
2 Years Ago

Mark Forman

Selena Nadal Méndez
2 Years Ago

Iselita FunSized

Iselita FunSized
26 Jan 2016

Let's start making our own Vcheese

Joan Ebsworth
2 Years Ago

Do you have to use soy milk ?

Mia Åkerlund
2 Years Ago

Øystein Grutle Haara

Diana Lilbit
2 Years Ago


Emily Toon
2 Years Ago

Ardeshier Mofidi, cool idea for vegan cheese! We may have to trial this one!

Seth Hallo Ween
2 Years Ago

The definition of cheese is dairy- milk from a mammal , this cannot be cheese. Why do people name things after the items they hate on. Just like turkey bacon, it cannot be, bacon definition is pork. People need culinary intelligence.

Seán Belzer
26 Jan 2016

Just patch it, you brat.

Monica Keese
26 Jan 2016

How do you feel about steak fries, buffalo wings, chicken fingers ?

Vita Searle
26 Jan 2016

Fish Fingers, Devil's on horseback. Shepherd's pie has been around since the 1870's, never had shepherds in it. So what does it matter what something is called as long as the consumer is aware of what it is.

Michael Scarchilli
26 Jan 2016

#2. *drops microphone (which by the way, is not actually microscopic or a telephone) http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheese

Barbara Dowie
26 Jan 2016

Simple identification perhaps ?

Vita Searle
26 Jan 2016

Barbara, as you would be making it, you could call it what you like, it just a recipe.

Laura McNamara
26 Jan 2016

For anyone going vegan or vegetarian and may actually miss the taste of certain foods but have changed their eating habits for moral reasons, it's needed to compare foods with others in order to know what taste you are going for.

Caroline Hatcher
27 Jan 2016

we do have culinary intelligence..... and unlike you, compassion

Aymie Pompura Layne
2 Years Ago

Heidi Marie

Dawn Watt
2 Years Ago

Could almond milk be used instead of soy?


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