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If you’re yet to find the perfect vegan cheese-on-toast substitute, may I present this cheesy, gooey, stretchy Welsh rarebit? It is cashew-based, which results in a rich flavor and texture. This cheese is also amazing for pizzas and toasties.

Welsh Rarebit [Vegan]

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  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast extract, plus extra to drizzle (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon English mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion granules
  • a small pinch of ground nutmeg
  • a pinch of sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup stout beer
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk
  • 4 slices bread


  1. Soak the cashews in 1/2 cup of just-boiled water for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add the rest of the cheese ingredients to a high-powered blender. Tip in the cashews, along with the water they have been soaking in, and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into a small saucepan over high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2–3 minutes, or until very thick and stretchy.
  4. Preheat the grill (broiler) to high and lightly toast the bread on both sides. Divide the cheesy mixture between the slices and spread over generously.
  5. Drizzle on some extra yeast extract, if you like. Grill (broil) for 3–5 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.


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