I tried something new the other day.. making vegan cheeZe! hehe, now I want to try all kinds of recipes, hahaha!
I was never a big cheese person, vegan or not, but thanks to you pinterest, now I have a long list of cheeZe to try, haha damn you pinterest! hahahaha!
My husband was surprised how good it tasted and how fun it was.. oh and how healthy it was compared to cheese made of cow’s milk.
1 round cheeZe
1 cup unsalted cashews
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic
(or less if you’re not a big garlic fan like I am)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon nutrtional yeast
Place the cashew in a bowl and soak them for at least 12 hours. I let them rest overnight.
Drain the water and rinse the cashews under cold water. Drain them.
In a food processor, puree the cashews and the rest of the ingredients for few minutes until you reach a smooth consistency.
Cover a strainer with few layers of cheesecloth and place it over a bowl. Pour the mixture in it. take the corners of the cloth and bring them together to twist it. The liquid will be squeezed out of the ball. Keep squeezing to remove the most liquid possible. Secure the ball with a rubber band then place it in the fridge (still over a bowl) and let it rest few hours.. there will be more liquid coming out.
Preheat oven at 200’F.
Unwrap your cheeZe ball. Be carefull because it will be kind of soft. Remove from the cloth and place it on parchement paper in a baking dish.
Flatten the ball.
Bake for 40 minutes or until the top is starting to be firm.
Remove from the oven, cool, then chill it. Always keep it in the refrigerator.
Serve and Enjoy!