Vegan Cashew Cheese Please

cashew cheese

I know what you’re thinking – Cashew Cheese???? I’m not a vegan, but am staying with friends who are vegetarians and I’m always eager to learn a new recipe. One sunny afternoon, Craig whipped together a batch of cashew cheese. Cashew cheese was a foreign concept to me so I was pleasantly surprised by how amazingly similar it tasted to cheese. This recipe is simple, good for you and a great replacement for dairy. Enjoy.


  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 1hr or more)
  • ¼ cup filtered water
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbs. dijon mustard
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  • Soak, drain and rinse cashews
  • Place all ingredients in food processor
  • Blend until smooth (feel free to add more water should you desire a different consistency)

We kept our cashew cheese plain, but should you live on the wild side, you could add Ro*Tel (queso), truffle oil, sun-dried tomatoes or olives. The options are endless – so get creative!

I might try to trick my friends into eating this healthy snack…. I’ll keep you posted.

Amber Clour was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. 21 days after her eighth birthday, she was rushed to Children’s Hospital where she spent two weeks learning how to live life with Type 1 diabetes. She has embraced the thought of being a #walkingscienceproject and hopes to score an A+ for her efforts to maintain a stable BG while living life to the fullest - whatever that means.

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