Say cheese! Vegan cheese, that is.

Here at One Green Planet, plant-based cheese is something we like to celebrate eating whenever the mood strikes. There are many varieties of vegan cheeses that are available to purchase, but sometimes we just want to customize our cheese to suit our exact cravings or needs for a particular dish.

While making your own vegan cheese at home might sound like a daunting task, the truth is that it’s actually totally possible — provided you know what basic equipment to have on hand, and what staple ingredients you should be stocking in your pantry. Whether you like smooth, creamy, spreadable cheeses that pair well with hors d’oeuvres like these Baked Jalapeño Poppers, or are more into rich, decadent Spicy Cheese Sauces, the sky is the limit when it comes to making homemade plant-based cheese!

We’ve put together a list of some essentials to help you begin your culinary career as a plant-based cheese-making master. Check out our recommendations below!