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Raw Vegan Creamy Cheese

If you have been to France, I don’t have to remind you about how much cheese there is - every menu, fridge, and supermarket shelf has the most unbelievable choice of cheeses...except...Raw Vegan.

Inspired by my trip to Mont St Michel in France and my cravings for cheese the raw vegan way, this recipe has the creaminess of Cream Cheese and the tanginess of Cottage Cheese and is so divine it's hard to believe there are only 3 simple ingredients!

Raw Vegan Creamy Cheese

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeRaw VeganVegan



  • Blender
  • Colander
  • Cheese Cloth/ Nut Milk Strainer/ Nylon Mesh
  • Plate
  • Bowl
  • Something heavy to weigh down the bowl (I used dry peas, but dumbbells or jugs with water will also work well)


  • 1/2 Cup Macadamia Nuts
  • 1/2 Cup Cashew Nuts
  • 1/2 Cup + 2 Tbsp Pure Water (or just enough to cover all the nuts when in blender)
  • Optional: Herbs and Spices


  1. Blend everything together (If you are not using a high speed blender, you may need to occasionally stop and scrape the mixture off the sides back onto the blade. Pulse from time to time, making sure there is always some mixture touching the blades). Make sure the nuts are well ground and the mixture is creamy.
  2. Place the colander on a plate (this will stop the whey, which will be strained out in the process, from making a mess on the table). Place cheese cloth inside the colander.
  3. Pour the mixture onto the cloth (on the right, you can see the consistency is blobby, not liquidy).
  4. Place the bag inside another one, or if you only own one- try turn it over itself, just as long as no mixture can escape when placing a weight on top.
  5. Place whatever you decided to use as a weight on top and put the stack in a place away from draughts (mine is inside the dehydrator with trays out).
  6. Walk away for 24 hours. (I must admit I can never just walk away and readjusted the weight from time to time to squeeze more Whey out and also tasted the cheese in the process, but 24 hours seems to be the perfect time).
  7. Transfer to the fridge for half an hour to harden, shape into logs and then roll into any herbs or spices you like (I had one log in Cracked Black, Red Pepper and Paprika and the other log in a Mix of Dried Herbs including Thyme, Marjoram, Parsley, Oregano, Sage and Basil).


I hear it lasts in the fridge for over a week too, but I wouldn't know…


CashewNuts / Seeds



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79 comments on “Raw Vegan Creamy Cheese”

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1 Months Ago

Doesn t it go bad 2 days out of fridge?

Chaya Bell-Gumaer
2 Months Ago

Do you mean the liquid from the nuts? And draughts? Do you mean drafts (wind)?

03 Sep 2014

Draught is a perfectly fine and normal way to describe air flow through rooms. (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/draught)
Draft is the americanised version of said word.

Chaya Bell-Gumaer
2 Months Ago

Whey? I\'m confused? Is that a typo?

3 Months Ago

I don\'t understand what bag you are referring to because you only mention a bowl on the necessary items list. Could you provide some clarification please? Because I would love to try this recipe.

13 Aug 2014

She\'s referring to a nut milk bag. She has it listed as "Cheese Cloth/ Nut Milk Strainer/ Nylon Mesh". It doesn\'t say here, but make sure you are using raw nuts, not roasted.

Patricia Oertlinger
5 Months Ago

Nora Patricia Chaher Mario César Guerra

Nora Patricia Chaher
09 Jun 2014

Gracias Patricia, ya lo había visto hoy, me gustó salvo por la macadamia: no sabés lo CARA que está acá! imposible de comprar...

Shalva Admony
5 Months Ago

מקדמיה עולה 100 שקל לקילו. קשיו - 60 . כמה גבינות כאלה תוכלו ליצר בחודש בלי משכנתא?

Courtney McFarland
5 Months Ago

Or... Just eat actual cheese

10 Aug 2014

most people on this site are eating or trying to eat cruelty free diets

Catherine Edmends
31 Aug 2014

umm we\'re talking vegan

02 Oct 2014

Some people are also allergic to real cheese!

30 Oct 2014

I\'m allergic to real cheese! But I love cream cheese and cucumber bagels - so what\'s a girl to do? I \'ll take this option any day! :)

Jesus Luna
5 Months Ago

awful uurrrr

Catherine Edmends
31 Aug 2014

tried it? nah didn\'t think so

Maria Fernanda de Mello
5 Months Ago

Nanda Jaya check this out.

Sirpa Violeta Tortela Paulus
5 Months Ago

Yes, it tastes very nice and I added some brazilian nuts, turmeric, curcuma, himalaya salt and olive oil plus chili peppar and I had it as soft cheese in a cornbread roll.


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