Homemade Dairy Free Cheese

homemade dairy free cheeseAre you lactose intolerant but Love Cheese?

Do you often crave cheese and suffer the consequences after you eat it?

Well, here is a dairy free cheese recipe that can satisfy that craving.  Just like cheese with flavorful ooey gooey satisfaction.

This is an excellent dairy free cheese that shreds, slices and melts perfectly.

 Ideal for all meals that require cheese!

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Homemade Dairy Free Cheese
Serves 12
: Tasty, Melt in Your Mouth & Dairy Free
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 1 cup blanched almonds or raw cashews
  2. ½ cup nutritional yeast
  3. 2 ½ cups organic non-GMO soy milk, unsweetened
  4. ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, organic
  5. 1/3 cup agar powder or 1 cup agar flakes
  6. 2 TBLS fresh lemon juice
  7. 1 ½ teaspoons sea or Himalayan salt
  8. 1 TBLS organic miso, white or yellow
  1. Add fresh chives, chopped
  2. Add 4 TBLS fresh organic herbs like rosemary, basil or caraway
  3. Add 2 teaspoons of onion powder and 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Blanch almonds to remove skin. To blanch, set almonds in a large bowl and add boiling water. Let almonds set in hot water for 2-3 minutes. Drain and place almonds on a towel to dry. Remove skin
  2. In a food processor, grind the almonds or cashews on pulse. Make sure and not allow the nuts to turn to paste. Mix in the nutritional yeast, salt and preferred spices such as garlic. Pulse 2-3 more times.
  3. In a medium sized saucepan; mix soy milk, oil and agar, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes or until agar is dissolved, stirring occasionally.
  4. Slowly add soy milk to nut mixture through the feed tube while food processor is on low. Blend approximately 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add lemon juice and miso.
  5. If you want the cheese for melting, you can use it immediately. If the cheese is to be sliced or grated then place in a preferred container, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until firm
  1. If you have a smaller food processor then you can mix in batches. You can also mix everything in a saucepan by stirring vigorously for a few minutes until the right consistency.
  2. Diet Type: Vegan
  3. Diet Tags: Reduced Fat, Gluten Free
  4. Dietary Restriction: Kosher
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Basic Supplies

In this recipe for vegan cheese, all you really need are:

That’s it! Once you get the basic recipe down you can start making changes to suit your fancy.



Helpful Supplies


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Picture credit

Featured picture: toastforbrekkie via photopin cc
Dairy free cheese on cutting board: Chiot’s Run via photopin cc
Cheese on wood cutting board with butter knife: Pressed Lemon Cheese via photopin (license)
Herb cheese:kamilla02 at pixabay


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4 Responses

  1. Tracy says:

    Can you substitute soy milk for almond or coconut milk?

  2. Sue Deiter says:

    Is miso spicy? I can’t handle spicy. Is it necessary to the recipe or can it be omitted?

    • Mary says:

      Hi Sue

      There are different types of miso. It tastes similar taste soy sauce plus a little goes a long way. Yes, you can omit the miso, add some sea or rock salt (to taste) instead. Thanks for stopping by. Let me know how it turns out. Regards

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