25-Minute Gooey Baked Vegan Brie

Easy and gooey baked vegan brie made with cashews. Loaded with cheesy flavour and the perfect gooey texture. This recipe is ready in 25 minutes and perfect for feeding a crowd. Serve warm with baguette or crackers!
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Soak time: 1 hour
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Mar 13, 2024 by Hannah Sunderani

25-Minute Gooey Baked Vegan Brie

This Baked Vegan Brie is everything you’ve ever missed in the dairy version. It’s the perfect gourmet cheese for entertaining during the holidays or any time of year where a gooey, creamy, cheesy and luxurious vegan appetizer is needed! 

gooey baked vegan brie that's golden in colour. Topped with garlic and thyme with a slice of baguette being dipped into the brie. The brie is in a white dish on a white backdrop.
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Why You’ll Love My Recipe

If you have missed your baked brie, you will absolutely love this cookbook exclusive recipe! It hits all the right notes – an ooey-gooey texture, rich natural creaminess, and cheesy flavour! It’s the perfect addition to a holiday cheese board. (Don’t be surprised if it doesn’t last long!)

This recipe is also SO easy to make! No tricky fermentation, no cheese mold, no hard to find ingredients like kappa carrageenan or agar agar – just 6 whole food ingredients and a simple method that any newbie cook could master.

I first developed this vegan brie cheese recipe while living abroad in France, surrounded by traditional dairy versions. When I set out to make a vegan version that was just as rich and luxurious, I knew I wanted it to be as simple as my Vegan Mozzarella Cheese and Vegan Feta Cheese.

I’ve shared hundreds, if not thousands, of plant-based recipes over the years between the blog, my best-selling cookbook, Youtube Channel and the Two Spoons App, but if there’s one vegan appetizer I come back to time and time again, it’s this Luxurious Baked Brie!

Hannah xx

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gooey baked vegan brie that's golden in colour. Topped with garlic and thyme. There is a hand holding a slice of baguette that's been slathered in the brie showcasing the gooey thick consistency. The baked brie dish is white and it's sitting on a wood charcuterie board decorated with grapes and sliced baguette.

This Baked Vegan Brie is….

  • Oven-baked until rich and creamy 
  • Cheesy
  • Ooey gooey 
  • Garlicky
  • Luxurious 
  • Made with minimal ingredients
  • Perfect for the holidays 
  • Delicious with a glass of white wine 
All of the ingredients required to make this recipe divided into separate bowls. The bowls are on a white backdrop.

Ingredient Notes

  • Cashews – Often used for nut-based cheeses. Raw, soaked cashews are neutral in taste and give this vegan brie it’s rich, creamy texture. I have unfortunately not tested a nut-free alternative, and cannot recommend one at this time. 
  • Garlic – Fresh garlic is not a traditional ingredient in French brie cheese, but I love the added flavour it adds to the cheese. For this recipe, you’ll need 6 cloves. 
  • Tapioca starch – This ingredient is essential for giving the baked brie that nice and thick texture, similar to dairy cheese! I’ve yet to find a substitute that works as well, so make sure to pick up a bag at your local grocery store. 
  • Nutritional yeast – Adds a natural cheesy flavour and colour. Be careful to use nutritional yeast – not instant yeast or brewer’s yeast. Nutritional yeast is typically stocked near the spices in the grocery store.  
  • Apple cider vinegar – Dairy cheese is known for it’s tanginess. This vegan cheese receives it’s tanginess from apple cider vinegar. A small splash goes a long way! 
  • Miso – White miso adds umami and depth of flavour from its fermentation process. For the best flavour, I recommend white miso paste or yellow miso paste. 
  • Fresh thyme – Optional for sprinkling on top of the cheese before baking. Feel free to substitute in your favourite fresh herbs!

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gooey baked vegan brie that's golden in colour. Topped with garlic and thyme. There is a a slice of baguette in the baked brie dish that's been slathered in the brie showcasing the gooey thick consistency. The baked brie dish is white and it's sitting on a wood charcuterie board decorated with grapes and sliced baguette.

How to Make Vegan Brie

Making a beautiful homemade vegan brie cheese is much simpler than it may sound. 

First, soak the raw cashews. You can do this overnight (about 6 hours), or for 1 hour in boiling hot water. This will help soften them and make them easier to blend. Additionally, it will change the colour of the cashews – they will go from a more bold cream colour to a pale, grey-ish colour. This will make a neutral coloured cheese!

Once the cashews are soft and pale in colour, drain the soaking water and add the cashews to a high-speed blender along with the water, garlic, tapioca powder, tahini, nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, sea salt and white miso. Blend on medium-high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. 

Pour the cheese mixture into a brie baking dish (about 7.5″ in diameter and 2″ high). Top the brie with thinly sliced garlic and fresh thyme. 

Bake, uncovered, until the cheese has formed a skin on the top and is lightly golden brown around the edges, 25 minutes. 

Let cool just slightly, then serve while warm, as desired. Enjoy! 

Serving Suggestions 

My favourite way to serve this gooey vegan brie is on a really beautiful charcuterie board.

It’s the perfect, decadent spread for your favourite breads, gourmet crackers, and sweet fruits like crisp, juicy grapes and fresh apple slices. And for mamas who aren’t currently expecting, it pairs beautifully with a glass of white wine! 

gooey baked vegan brie that's golden in colour. Topped with garlic and thyme. There is a hand holding a slice of baguette that's been slathered in the brie showcasing the gooey thick consistency. The baked brie dish is white and it's sitting on a wood charcuterie board decorated with grapes and sliced baguette.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make this baked brie in advance?

Yes! This is a great thing to do ahead recipe for a holiday party or when hosting guests. Simply bake the brie cheese as usual, cool completely to room temperature, then tightly cover and refrigerate. When ready to serve, pop it back in the oven or microwave, until warmed through and gooey again. 

What else can I top my brie with?

If additional garlic is too garlicky for you, replace the sliced garlic topping with your favourite chopped nuts, a drizzle of balsamic, chutney, or even apricot jam. 

Can I make this recipe without a high-powered blender?

A strong blender is quite essential for blending the cashews into a perfectly silky smooth texture, but if you soak the cashews overnight, a traditional blender should work. Blend for 1 extra minute for the smoothest texture. Or, you might give a food processor a try. If you have success with one of these alternative options, leave a comment down below! 

gooey baked vegan brie that's golden in colour. Topped with garlic and thyme with a slice of baguette being dipped into the brie. The brie is in a white dish on a white backdrop.

More Homemade Vegan Cheese Recipes You Might Like:

I hope you love this luxurious baked vegan brie recipe as much as I do! If you do make this recipe, please let me know in the comments below what you think and check out The Two Spoons App for more wholesome vegan recipes like this! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have. 

And of course, tag me on Instagram with your pictures using the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations. 

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25-Minute Gooey Baked Vegan Brie

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Easy and gooey baked vegan brie made with cashews. Loaded with cheesy flavour and the perfect gooey texture. This recipe is ready in 25 minutes and perfect for feeding a crowd. Serve warm with baguette or crackers!
Cook Time 25 minutes
Soak time 1 hour
Serves 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 6 cloves garlic (divided)
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ¼ cup tapioca powder
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp white miso
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

Instructions

  • Place the cashews in a small bowl and add boiling water to cover. Soak for 1 hour, then drain. (Alternatively, soak the cashews in room-temperature water water to cover for at least 6 hours or overnight, then drain.)
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180℃)
  • Chop 3 cloves of the garlic and add to a high-speed blender along with the cashews, water, tapioca powder, tahini, nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, salt and miso. Blend on medium-high speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Pour the cheese mixture into a 7½ x2-inch round brie baking dish. Thinly slice the remaining 3 garlic cloves and arrange them on top of the cheese. Sprinkle with the thyme. Bake, uncovered, until the cheese has formed a skin on the top and is lightly brown around the edges, 25 minutes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 937mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. This is so delicious!! My husband said that was the best vegan cheese he’s ever tried. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!