Cashew Cheese Wheel

Once your cashews have been soaked, this no-cook, no-bake, raw-cashew cheese wheel takes only a few minutes to prepare. You won’t believe how spreadable yet firm it is! Keep some crackers or fresh bread on hand, ’cause this cheese goes well with many things and will become an obligatory part of your vegan party platter.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus soaking overnight
  • Yield: 1 cheese wheel

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (150 g) raw, unsalted cashews (soaked overnight; see DIRECTIONS)
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons pistachios, chopped

Cashew Cheese

Directions

  1. Soak cashews in water overnight. Rinse and drain.
  2. Using a food processor, combine the soaked cashews and all other ingredients except the chopped pistachios. 
  3. Pulse until fine and creamy. (You may have to scrape down the sides a couple of times.)
  4. Transfer cashew cheese onto parchment paper. 
  5. Use the sides of the parchment paper to shape the cheese into a wheel.
  6. Let cheese wheel chill in the fridge 2-3 hours until it firms up.
  7. Pour chopped pistachios onto a plate and carefully coat cheese wheel on all sides with them. Enjoy this vegan cashew cheese wheel with crackers, veggies, or bread. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.

Note

ABOUT THE CHEFS

Bianca

Bianca Haun is the food blogger behind Elephantastic Vegan, where she shares her favorite plant-based recipes and spreads the word about veganism without being too preachy about it. Together with her boyfriend, Sascha, they are a foodie couple that, after adopting a plant-based diet, fell in love with food all over again.

Sascha

Sascha Naderer is the stew-cooking, breadstick-eating, avocado-craving side of this duo. To him, cooking is about creativity, spontaneity, and tons of garlic, and he sees decadent vegan food as the perfect way to enjoy great food without having to compromise his ethics. He and Bianca currently reside in Linz, Austria.

 

www.elephantasticvegan.com FB/Insta: @elephantasticvegan Twitter: @elephantasticV

Cravings Made Vegan available at www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9781510739321/cravings-made-vegan

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus soaking overnight
  • Yield: 1 cheese wheel
  • Ingredients:
    • 1 cup (150 g) raw, unsalted cashews (soaked overnight; see DIRECTIONS)
    • 1 small garlic clove
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons pistachios, chopped

    Cashew Cheese

  • Directions:
    1. Soak cashews in water overnight. Rinse and drain.
    2. Using a food processor, combine the soaked cashews and all other ingredients except the chopped pistachios. 
    3. Pulse until fine and creamy. (You may have to scrape down the sides a couple of times.)
    4. Transfer cashew cheese onto parchment paper. 
    5. Use the sides of the parchment paper to shape the cheese into a wheel.
    6. Let cheese wheel chill in the fridge 2-3 hours until it firms up.
    7. Pour chopped pistachios onto a plate and carefully coat cheese wheel on all sides with them. Enjoy this vegan cashew cheese wheel with crackers, veggies, or bread. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.
  • Note:

    ABOUT THE CHEFS

    Bianca

    Bianca Haun is the food blogger behind Elephantastic Vegan, where she shares her favorite plant-based recipes and spreads the word about veganism without being too preachy about it. Together with her boyfriend, Sascha, they are a foodie couple that, after adopting a plant-based diet, fell in love with food all over again.

    Sascha

    Sascha Naderer is the stew-cooking, breadstick-eating, avocado-craving side of this duo. To him, cooking is about creativity, spontaneity, and tons of garlic, and he sees decadent vegan food as the perfect way to enjoy great food without having to compromise his ethics. He and Bianca currently reside in Linz, Austria.

     

    www.elephantasticvegan.com FB/Insta: @elephantasticvegan Twitter: @elephantasticV

    Cravings Made Vegan available at www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9781510739321/cravings-made-vegan

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    Once your cashews have been soaked, this no-cook, no-bake, raw-cashew cheese wheel takes only a few minutes to prepare. You won’t believe how spreadable yet firm it is! Keep some crackers or fresh bread on hand, ’cause this cheese goes well with many things and will become an obligatory part of your vegan party platter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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