Making vegan cheese has never been so easy. This garlic and herbs cheese is delicious, dairy-free, and has no added oil. Serve on bagels, bagel chips, crackers, or celery.

Herbed Soft Cashew Cheese [Vegan]

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  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 of 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon agar agar powder
  • Oil, to brush the ramekin.


  1. Soak the cashews for 1 hour in hot water.
  2. Drain the cashews and place them in a blender along with the basil, oregano, garlic, salt, cornstarch, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, maple syrup, and 1/2 cup water.
  3. Process for 1 minute and set aside.
  4. In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup water and agar agar powder. Add the cashew cream and bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  5. Pour into lightly-oiled ramekins and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  6. Remove by turning upside down onto a board.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 400 | Total Carbs: 26 g | Total Fat: 28 g | Total Protein: 16 g | Total Sodium: 1090 g | Total Sugar: 4 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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