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Vegan Mozzarella Cheese
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Soak + chill time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 20 mins
 

You'd never guess this luscious vegan mozzarella cheese was made from nuts! Easy to make and perfect for sandwiches, pizzas or snacking.

Course: Component
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: dairy-free cheese, vegan cheese recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 143 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water 4-8 hours, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup unflavored and unsweetened non-dairy milk, divided
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (preferably refined), liquid state
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Place the cashews and 1/4 cup of milk into the bowl of a food processor fitted with an s-blade.

  2. Blend the cashews to a smooth paste, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  3. Add the remaining milk to the bowl, along with the tapioca starch, lemon juice, coconut oil, and salt.

  4. Blend everything again until smooth and well-mixed.

  5. Transfer the cashew mixture to a medium saucepan and place it over medium heat.

  6. Slowly heat up the mixture, whisking it the entire time.

  7. The mixture will start to thicken up as it heats. Continue cooking and heating until the mixture becomes very thick and pulls away from the sides of the pot, about 5 minutes.

  8. Remove the pot from the burner and let it cool for a few minutes.

  9. When the cashew mixture is cool enough to handle, grab a couple of sheets of parchment paper.

  10. Divide the cashew mixture in half and place each portion on one of the parchment sheets. Shape the cashew mixture into two logs, each about 6 to 8 inches long.

  11. Roll up the parchment paper to enclose the logs. Place them on a plate and place the plate in the fridge.

  12. Chill the cheese for at least 2 hours, until set. It should be about as firm as regular mozzarella cheese.

  13. Slice the logs and use the cheese immediately, or place the slices in a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Mozzarella Cheese
Amount Per Serving (4 slices (1/8 of total batch))
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.5g18%
Saturated Fat 4.5g23%
Sodium 304mg13%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 8.9g3%
Fiber 0.6g2%
Sugar 1.1g1%
Protein 2.7g5%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.