Cashew Cheese Logs 3 Ways
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours and 10 minutes
For the cheese
2 cups Thrive Market Organic Raw Cashews
Filtered water, plus additional ½ cup for cheese
½ cup nutritional yeast
4 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons Thrive Market Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon juice
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon Thrive Market Organic Ground Pepper
For the toppings
A little sweet
¼ cup Thrive Market Organic Dried Cranberries
¼ cup dried cherries
Make the cheese
Place cashews in a bowl and cover with water; let soak at least 8 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse nuts, then add to a food processor. Pulse until nuts are crumbly and start to get creamy. Add all remaining cheese ingredients, and blend until fully combined and creamy.
Arrange 3 rectangular pieces of plastic on the counter. Equally split cashew cheese onto the center of each piece. Roll up the cheese into a log, wrapping the sides tightly. Freeze for 1 hour or until firm.
Make the toppings
Place dried cranberries and cherries on one plate; chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds on the second plate; and walnuts and pecans on the third plate. Roll each log into one of the three plate toppings, pressing toppings onto logs as needed. Serve with bread or crackers.