Who says vegans can’t have cheese balls? Seriously, these are very, very cheese-like. You don’t have to form them into balls, of course, but what a presentation! At a cocktail party or get-together, take your sophistication game up a notch with this dish. Besides crackers, this also tastes amazing crumbled over a green salad, or as a sandwich spread!

Walnut and Currant “Veganzola” Balls [Vegan]





2 Balls

Cooking Time




  • 10 ounces extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal mixed with 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 cup walnut pieces, broken into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a mixing bowl, crumble your tofu until it resembles ricotta cheese.
  2. Add in olive oil, flax seed mixture, miso, garlic and liquid smoke. Mash together until uniform.
  3. Mix in walnut pieces and currants.
  4. Form into two equal balls, form into a log, or simply place in a bowl.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 768 | Total Carbs: 47g | Total Fat: 58g | Total Protein: 24g | Total Sodium: 348mg | Total Sugar: 31g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.