Holiday Vegan Cheese Platter
Creamy, soft and cheesy vegan nut cheese made from cashews. Perfect for vegan entertaining!
Servings Prep Time
10people 1day + 1 hour
Cook Time Total Time
0mins 1day + 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
10people 1day + 1 hour
Cook Time Total Time
0mins 1day + 1 hour
Ingredients
  • 2cups raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 3cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1tbsp psyllium husk(optional, to help with binding)
  • 1/2tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2tsp onion powder
  • black poppyseed(optional for sprinkling)
Instructions
  1. Drain soaked cashews and add to food processor along with minced garlic, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, nutritional yeast, psyllium husk, garlic powder and onion powder. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Place a fine mesh strainer (or colander) over a large mixing bowl, and lay down two layers of cheesecloth (or a clean, fine, absorbent towel). Scoop cheese over into cheesecloth, then gather the corners and twist the top gently to form the cheese into a “disc.” Secure with a rubber band.
  3. Place cheese in refrigerator to set for at least 6 hours, preferably 12 hours or overnight, until excess moisture has been wicked away, and it holds its form when released from the cheesecloth. (I left mine in the fridge overnight)
  4. To serve, unwrap from cheesecloth and gently invert onto a serving platter. Reform with hands or cheesecloth as needed, then sprinkle with poppyseed to coat. (Handle gently as the cheese is soft and fragile). Enjoy with fresh vegetables, fruits, and crackers.
Recipe Notes

Cheese will hold its form for 1-2 hours out of the refrigerator, but best when chilled. Leftovers keep well covered in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Cover with cheese cloth or clean towel to stop from drying out.

Soak the cashews in boiling hot water to speed the process of soaking, letting soak for 1.5 hours, instead of soaking overnight. Drain and proceed with recipe as instructed.

Nutrition Facts
Holiday Vegan Cheese Platter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 12mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 0.01%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 3%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.