Vegan Cheese Recipe

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This vegan cheese recipe is going to blow your mind! If you’re one of those people with intense cheese cravings then you need a good plant based cheese recipe like this one. This hard vegan cheese  is dairy-free, oil-free, highly satisfying and extremely delicious.



  • 1 cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 capsule vegan probiotic capsule
  • 1/2 cup sauerkraut liquid
  • 3/4 cup water
Mix in
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
Optional mix-in:
  • 2 tablespoons kalamata olives pitted, and chopped into small pieces


Step 1
  1. First, blend all "Basics" ingredients in a high-speed blender until completely smooth. Use powder from the probiotic capsule only, and discard the outer encasing.
  2. Next, place resulting mixture in a cheese-cloth, nut milk bag, or stockings.
  3. Now, place the cheese-cloth inside a strainer, and place the strainer on a bowl, with enough room for liquid to come out of the cheese without touching the strainer and absorbing back.
  4. Then, place a 1.5 liter mason jar filled with water, or any other heavy object, on top of the cheese-cloth, and lean it against the wall so it doesn't fall over.
  5. Lastly, leave for 8-10 hours, for the liquid to drain out outside of the fridge, in a cool, dry place.
Step 2
  1. First, remove the cheese mixture from the cheese-cloth, and place in a bowl.
  2. Next, mix with all "Mix-in" ingredients. Add olives if you desire.
  1. And lastly, allow the cheese to ferment for another 8-10 hours so that it forms a hard rind. Leave it outside of the fridge during this time.


Optional: Instead of leaving the cheese out in a bowl, place the mixture on a dehydrator sheet in the shape of your choice (resembling cheese), and allow to dehydrate for 8-10 hours at 115F, or until it hardens.
Marina Yanay-TrinerAbout Marina Yanay-Triner

Marina Yanay-Triner of Soul in the Raw is a health and nutrition coach. She specializes in raw veganism. She began her raw vegan journey as a result of a powerful healing story in her family, and discovered her own body and a new connection to herself in the process. She was certified through the BodyMind Institute, and currently does private coaching as well as teaches classes to show people how easy and delicious raw veganism can be.

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