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Raw Creamy Macadamia Nut Cheese [Vegan]

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If you have been to France, we 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 the raw vegan variety. 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 Creamy Macadamia Nut Cheese [Vegan]


What You Need:

  • 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)

For the Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 Cup cashew nuts
  • 1/2 Cup plus 2 tablespoons 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…





Tanya Alekseeva is a wellness coach, chef, author, Reiki do Satori master healer, and a renowned raw food and detox expert. Born in Russia, raised in New Zealand and now living in London, she focuses her coaching to ensure busy individuals achieve their most desired wellbeing and ultimate health objectives. She is the founder of Better Raw, co-founder of Lush Escapes, and author of eBooks which are available on Better Raw.



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124 comments on “Raw Creamy Macadamia Nut Cheese [Vegan]”

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1 Years Ago


Thanks for the recipe but can you explain how you get such a nutritional information ? cashew nuts have 49g of fat/100g and macamadia nuts have 70g/100g so how can you get fat as low as 14g ? It should be more around 60g.
Moreover fat provides 9 cal , both carb and protein contains 4g, using this rule total calories would be 534.

Is there something I am missing ? I do not understand how you reach such values.

M. Larsen
1 Years Ago

I have the same question: what \'bag\' are you talking about? This makes no sense to me.

06 Apr 2017

She lists Cheese Cloth/ Nut Milk Strainer/ Nylon Mesh and those are often sold in "Bag" form so you can pour a substance in and squeeze it out. When they are sold in a flat form you still make it into a sort of bag as you fill up the center and pull all the sides up to strain out the liquid, which is what she describes using the bag for. I hope this is helpful.

g. montani
1 Years Ago

what bag are you talking about? not listed in the "essentials"

Patricia Tyrrell
3 Years Ago

Do you soak the nuts for a while before you blend them?

3 Years Ago

What is a "wellness coach"??? What is a "detox expert"? Detox is a medical term used for the removal of toxic substances from the body. It should not be confused with dietary purification as they are totally different subjects.

06 Jul 2015

They\'re meaningless buzz phrases used to doop people into thinking an idiot is an expert and not just a dedicated hobbyist.

06 Jul 2015

Also if you ever see the words "detox" or "cleanse" in the context of a diet, DON\'T DO IT, unless you want to overdose on vitamins, which can be extremely dangerous depending on which ones, (vitamin E for example.)

15 Dec 2016

Actually detox refers to a process or period of time when one abstains or rids the body of toxic or unhealty substances; it is not necessarily a medical term. You can detox with dietary purification quite effectively as well as through medical means if needed when more acuteliy ill.

Ellen-Margrethe Laugesen
3 Years Ago

Tak Annette Holmgaard Laugesen for din omsorg. Jeg prøver at leve uden gluten og laktose.

Annette Holmgaard Laugesen
3 Years Ago

Ellen-Margrethe Laugesen denne side deler en del opskrifter på ost lavet af nødder mm. Ved ik om det smager godt, men jeg syntes du nævnte noget med laktoseallergi på et tidspunkt.

Ewa Hagelin
3 Years Ago

Emelie Hagelin Grüter

Xory Pramila Shrestha
3 Years Ago

Wow !

Kari Simone Pedersen
3 Years Ago

Olivia Forrest Nirvana Dawson


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