We know exactly how you can be the life of the party, the belle of the ball, new “it” person…well, you get it. If you want to be at the top of everyone’s invite list, bring some vegan cheesy spreads to the party. Sure, there are a lot of great appetizers you can bring. In fact, we have the best Simple and Flavorful Vegan Appetizer Ideas to Take to Your Next Celebration. But if you really want to impress people, show them how incredibly delicious vegan cheese spreads can be.
Let other people keep that fake stuff in the orange box and that who-knows-what-its-made-of goop in the jars. The cheese spreads you have to offer are made of real, wholesome ingredients. They’re healthier, kinder and taste so much better. And when everyone finds out that you made them yourself, they’ll be begging for lessons on How to Make Raw Vegan Cheese. You can share the recipes for 20 Amazing Vegan Cheeses You Can Make at Home so everyone can come on over to the compassionate side of cheese.
If you’re feeling particularly generous, you might also bring some fresh cut-up veggies or healthy crackers to spread those cheeses on. These Homemade Wheat Thins, Quinoa and Mixed Seed Crackers, and Raw Vegan Carrot and Flax Crackers are just begging to have creamy cheese spread over them. A cool and creamy cheese spread could cool down these Raw Vegan Habanero Pepper Crackers and even though these Italian Herb Onion “Cheese” Crackers already have a cheesy flavor, a little more couldn’t hurt, right?
So get ready to knock everyone’s socks off with these 10 vegan cheesy spreads to bring to your next party.
1. Sunny Hemp Cheeze
This Sunny Hemp Cheeze is made almost entirely of nuts and seeds with some tangy sun-dried tomatoes. It’s rich, creamy and easy to make – perfect for serving to guests.
2. Roasted Garlic and Fresh Herb Cream Cheez (a.k.a. Vegan Boursin)
No need to buy that dairy Boursin cheese that comes in the box. You can make this Vegan Boursin instead. It’s creamy, garlicky and incredible smeared on crackers or toasted bagels.
3. Vegan Sriracha and Lime Cheeseball
This Sriracha and Lime Cheeseball isn’t that usual cheeseball you see at parties. No, this cheeseball is vegan, homemade and delicious. Flavored with spicy Sriracha hot sauce and mellow lime, this cheeseball is going to quickly have a crowd gathered around it.
4. Vegan Goat Cheese Pesto Dip
Smoked almonds are the secret to this amazing Goat Cheese Pesto Dip. They make the pesto so incredibly flavorful. Mixed in with the cashew-based vegan goat cheese, this dip will be the best you’ve ever tasted.
5. Carrot Flatbreads With Coconut “Chèvre”
Here’s two amazing recipes that come together to make one incredible party food. The Carrot Flatbreads are made with a seeded base with protein powder for an extra boost. They’re topped with a homemade coconut Chèvre, lemon-dressed carrots, baby kale and flavorful seeds.
6. Cashew Coconut Cream Cheese
Everyone loves cream cheese but no one’s ever had any like this Cashew Coconut Cream Cheese. The coconut adds a sweet, nutty flavor for a new spin on an old favorite.
7. Macadamia Nut Spreadable Pepper-Herb Feta
This Spreadable Pepper-Herb Feta will remind you of dairy feta except that it’s so much better. It’s made with macadamia nuts and flavored with black pepper, oregano, and thyme. Yum!
8. Vegan Baked Nut Cheese
This beautiful Baked Nut Cheese is made from cashews and seasonings. It’s creamy, spreadable and will satisfy any cheese cravings. In fact, you’ll get new cravings…for this vegan cheese.
9. Pimento Cheese Spread
Pimento cheese is a party favorite but you don’t want that fake stuff it’s usually made with. This creamy Pimento Cheese Spread is made with cashews and gets its signature color from carrots, turmeric and paprika, not food coloring.
10. Semi-Soft Chocolate Dessert Cheez
Chocolate cheese? What, that’s crazy! Crazy delicious, that is. Made with almonds, cocoa powder, and coffee, this Chocolate Dessert Cheez is slightly sweet and slightly tangy. It’s semi-soft so it’s perfect for spreading on crackers, crepes, pancakes, fruit, or anything edible.
Wow! Show up with any or all of these incredible vegan cheesy spreads and you had better clear your calendar because you are going to be invited to every party, shower, wedding, Bar Mitzvah, retirement party, picnic, BBQ, Tupperware party….
Lead image source: Carrot Flatbreads With Coconut ‘Chèvre’