Even Fromage Lovers Will Go Nuts for This Easy Vegan Cheese

Last Update: September 29, 2022

When you need a plant-based hors d’oeuvre in a hurry, you can’t beat this quick vegan cheese. Try different combinations of herbs and spices to flavor this endlessly customizable appetizer.

Vegan Cheese

Yield: 6 servings
Active Time: 8 minutes


2 cups raw macadamia nuts
3/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Large pinch of sea salt
3 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons sage, finely chopped
1 small bunch parsley, minced


Place the nuts, nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and water in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Process until creamy. Add a little more water if needed. Be careful, though—too much water, and the mixture will become mushy. Fold sage into the nut mixture.

Roll mixture into a 10-inch log and then roll the log through minced parsley. Serve with crudités or crackers.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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Merce Muse

Thrive Market Food Editor

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