How to Make Raw Vegan Cheese – Raw. Vegan. Not Gross.

RECIPE BELOW for raw vegan cheese!

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Raw Vegan Cheese


2 C cashews, soaked overnight
6 sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 C nutritional yeast
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp salt
2 cloves garlic
1/2 C olive oil
Juice of 2 lemons
Zest of 1 lemon


Drain soaked cashews thoroughly and add to blender or food processor along with all the other ingredients. Blend until smooth, stopping to smoosh down the sides as needed.
Get a large bowl, put a colander or strainer inside, and then lay down two layers of cheesecloth (this is “the situation” I refer to in the video.)
Use a spatula to transfer the cheese mixture into the cheesecloth, then grab the excess fabric and twist it to form the cheese into a tight little package, securing with a rubber band.
Place in refrigerator for 8-12 hours to allow the excess moisture to drip into the bowl underneath.
Remove from cheesecloth and plop it down on to a cutting board or serving platter. Form it into a ball with your hands.
Keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve — it’ll keep its form for a couple hours outside of the fridge.
If you’d like a rind, dehydrate overnight or bake 350F for 1 hour until the cheese slightly golden and cracked on the surface.


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