Finding cheese substitutions may be the biggest obstacle for people wanting to eat a vegan diet. But here are your favorite classic cheese recipes veganized. From blue cheese to goat cheese to nacho dip, you'll never need to eat dairy again!
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Cheese is perhaps the hardest thing to give up when you're switching over to a plant-based diet. When I first went vegan in 2006, the options were limited (and not very good).
But so much has changed in the past 17 years! There is now incredible homemade and store bought options that truly rival traditional cheese.
It's never been easier than now to ditch the dairy.
In this guide you will find all of the classic cheese recipes veganized! Want more? Check out the Vegan's Guide to Replacing Cheese.
Frequently Asked Quesitons
Vegan cheese can be made out of all sorts of things such as nuts, cauliflower, nutritional yeast, potatoes, and much more. For more information, check out our Ultimate Guide on Vegan Cheese.
Vegan cheese has a slightly different flavor than dairy cheese but is still yummy and perfect for all types of foods. These recipes are all omnivore approved!
Seasoning and spices allow vegan cheeses to shine through with flavor. Nutritional yeast and tahini bring out the nutty, fermented flavors of traditional cheese. You will see a variety of techniques in the recipes below.
Tips and Tricks
- For nut based cheeses: If you’re short on time, you can speed things up by pouring boiling water of the nuts and letting them soak for just one hour rather than the recommended 8 hours.
- You will need a food processor and a high powered blender. Use high quality equipment to the the desired consistency. Make sure to let the cheese mixtures blend for as long as each recipe calls.
- Other useful supplies include a cheesecloth and cheese molds. These can be easily found at most well stocked grocery stores.
- Want variations? Add your favorite herbs and spices to the following recipes. The options are endless!
Vegan Cheese Recipes
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That’s it! 12+ vegan cheese recipes. You'll never have to eat dairy again!
Written by Sarah McMinn