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RECIPE: Vegan Fermented Cashew Cheese

Updated: Oct 2, 2020

Fermented vegan cheese made with cashews
Fermented Cashew 'Cheese'

What the heck is it??

A bloody excellent fermented cheese is what it is. Well, we should really say 'cheese' as it's 100% plant based, but man does it have a cheesy taste! What could be nicer than creamy cashews, blended with smoky spices and nutty, cheesy nutritional yeast, but then fermented for extra zing?! Not much in our experience... And even better it's vegan so is good for all the family (unless you're allergic to cashews - we feel for you!).

It's pretty uncomplicated to make too, just needs a little patience. And compared to some of our ferments this is SO quick, as you only have to wait 1-3 days for it to be fully fermented and flavourful!

There's the option to add what's called a starter culture (an already established culture of microbes that kickstart fermentation), but it's not necessary as the naturally occurring microbes in the air, on your skin should be enough to kickstart fermentation. If you do decide to use a starter add a small amount of kraut or kimchi juice or even whey while blending (but not whey powder!). NB: if you use whey this won't be vegan anymo