Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
Download food monster: the biggest, baddest, yummiest vegan food app!
Buy the #EatForThePlanet book



How to Make Aged Raw Nut Cheese

If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

I recommend aging your cheese a couple weeks before you want to serve it. Age it that whole time. For the first 2 days, leave it on top of your fridge, then for the rest of the 2 weeks keep it sealed in the fridge. The day you want to serve it, warm it up in the oven or dehydrator to give it a firmer exterior and creamy center.

As for the type of nut to use, it depends on what you want. Cashews make a really creamy, smooth consistency. Almonds aren't so smooth, but they give it more texture and a different flavour. I can't afford pine nuts or macadamias, but apparently they're incredible for cheese.

How to Make Aged Raw Nut Cheese

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Raw Vegan Vegan


  • 1 cup mixed raw nuts
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup water, as needed
  • Other herbs and spices, as desired


  1. Blend all ingredients in food processor until smooth.
  2. Put in cheese cloth that’s draped in a colander, sitting in a bowl. Let this sit on top of your refrigerator for 2 days, then store it in glassware and keep in refrigerator for about 2 weeks, more or less.
  3. Dehydrate or warm in oven before serving to make a firmer exterior.





Hey! I'm Emily. On my blog – This Rawsome Vegan Life – I share my own recipes, photos and experiences living plant-based. I believe food is love, love is happiness, and happiness depends on health. I am proud to be vegan; each day is a new adventure and I always feel wonderful about how I’m affecting the planet. EAT PLANTS. LIVE LONG. BE HAPPY.



Want to read more posts like this? Sign up for our newsletter below!​

Browse through recent recipes below:

Chocolate and Butterscotch Pudding Pie [Vegan]

Chocolate and Butterscotch Pudding Pie

Vegetable Rose Tart With Cheesy Sun-Dried Tomato Filling [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Vegetable Rose Tart With Cheesy Sun-Dried Tomato Filling

Potato Tacos with Homemade Salsa [Vegan]

Potato Tacos

Falafel Wraps with Vegan Tzatziki Sauce [Vegan]

Disclosure: One Green Planet accepts advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and other forms of compensation, which may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or articles written on this site. Click here for more information.

7 comments on “How to Make Aged Raw Nut Cheese”

Click to add comment
1 Years Ago

hi! I made a cheese similar to this one for a pizza with pine nuts and nutritonal yeast herbs and lemon . Recipe said to store in fridge in cheese cloth for 2-5 days. I used a paper towel as i did not have a cheese cloth. Its been int he fride for more then 5 days, i would say its been in there for about a Week now. Is it still good to use? or should it have been covered in an airtight glass container?



Stacey Winslow
4 Years Ago

Trying this one.

Methuzulah Gem
4 Years Ago


Susan Warren
4 Years Ago

On top of the fridge? You don't have cats, do you? Thanks for the recipe. Looks delicious.

Christine Kay Kraklow
4 Years Ago

This looks great? What can you put it on?

Glenn Smith
4 Years Ago

I want to try this!

Ananda Lee
4 Years Ago

Sounds great & so easy. I have been buying nut cheese for several years, since going vegan, but it's pretty expensive. I'll have to try this! Thanks!

Elaine Mariani
4 Years Ago

Is this a firm 'cheese'? I have attempted so many and they all end up more like a paste (and not particularly cheesy though I can live with that).


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Follow us on

Do Not Show This Again


Submit to OneGreenPlanet

Terms & Conditions ×