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Cracker with vegan cashew cheese

Get the Recipe: Easy Sliceable Cashew Cheese

This easy sliceable cashew cheese is the perfect addition to your Veganuary cheese board! This vegan cheese is a great dairy substitute and only requires 10 ingredients.
5 from 2 votes


  • 1 cups cashews, (see recipe notes)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup water, (+2 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp agar agar


  • High speed blender
  • Saucepan
  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Mould
  • Fridge


  • Firstly, soften the cashews. If you are using a high speed blender like a Vitamix, you can simmer them in a saucepan for 15 minutes. Otherwise, I would recommend soaking them in cool water for 4-6 hours, but no more than 8.
  • Drain and rinse the cashews and transfer them to a blender or food processor. Now add the smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, nutritional yeast, salt, lemon juice and ⅓ cup water. Blend until very smooth.
  • Add the rest of the water and the agar agar to a saucepan over a low-medium heat. Whisk until a thick gel-like consistency forms to activate the agar agar.
  • Quickly transfer the activated agar agar to the blender and blend once again to combine.
  • Pour the cheese into a lightly greased mould of your choice. Leave to set in the fridge for 6-8 hours before removing and serving.



You need to soak your cashews before blending them. This will take between 15 minutes and 6 hours depending on your blender.
Calories: 133kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 298mg, Potassium: 204mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 123IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 22mg, Iron: 2mg