The Many Vegan Cheese Choices

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The great thing about vegan cheese is that different types are becoming widely available to buy from stores, But, if you can’t find the type you want, well, you can make your own, at home, in hours.

Have you ever wondered how many vegan cheese choices exist? This blog lists 23 vegan cheese choices you can find in stores or make at home. 

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Cashew Brie

For vegan parties, a cashew brie is such an excellent choice! This soft, spreadable cheese is nutty, fruity, sweet, and delightful served with crackers, fresh baguette, or even chocolate. Serve it as it comes or have fun coming up with your own delicious toppings like blackberries, pear, truffle, garlic, and fresh thyme. 

Tofu Gouda

Tofu gouda is one of the best vegan cheese choices for a tasty pizza. Being made from tofu and potatoes, the cheese has a buttery, nutty taste that goes well with every dish, including paninis, hot sandwiches, and lasagna. 

Chipotle Aquafaba Cheese 

Chipotle aquafaba cheese has a deep, spicy, and cheesy flavor. It’s derived from aquafaba, the fancy term for the liquid from a can of chickpeas, agar-agar, and non-dairy yogurt. Next time, serve it with your veggie burgers or vegan tacos!

Raw Spiced Cashew Cheese 

Raw spiced cashew cheese is such an eye-catching vegan cheese choice for your dining table with a beautiful colored mixture of red pepper, rosemary, and turmeric. This cheese is great for hor’s d’ oeuvres and pairs well with a glass of wine.

Aquafaba Mozzarella

A great combination of cashews and aquafaba (chickpea brine), plus some drops of lemon juice and nutritional yeast, this aquafaba mozzarella cheese will be all you need for pizza or Caprese salad.

Pink Peppercorn Nut Cheese

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A simple homemade cheese for nut lovers, this one can be made from any nuts, including cashews, almonds, or even hazelnuts. The addition of peppercorns (or any herb) gives it more flavor. Served on crackers, sandwiches, or bagels, this versatile cheese is fantastic and packs an extra punch.

Herbed Soft Cashew Cheese 

Herbed soft cashew cheese is delicious, dairy-free, and has no oil added. This classic green-crusted party staple can be found in grocery stores or can be homemade. Serve it with bagels, bagel chips, celery, or crackers.

Baked Herb-Crusted Cashew-Almond Cheese

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Baked herb-crusted cashew-almond cheese is a cool combination of nutritional yeast and lemon juice. Pairing it with dried cranberries, figs, and sun-dried tomatoes is an exciting experiment in flavors. 

Loaded Queso Dip

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Potatoes, onions, vegetable broth, and spices are a great mixture in this loaded queso dip, making the perfect creamy base that you can then top with whatever you want! Alternatively, use the runny cheese to pour over nachos or dip with veg sticks. 

Raw Almond Parmesan 

Raw almond parmesan is the genius combination of some nutritional yeast, garlic powder, sea salt, and other toppings. Enjoy it with salads, soups, pasta, and so much more. Vegan parmesan style cheese is very popular and becoming more readily available to buy.

Cashew Tofu Ricotta 

Cashew and tofu ricotta is perfect for all your soft vegan cheese needs. This popular combination of ingredients can be mixed up with vegan pesto for even more zing. Try it on bagels, baked ziti, and lasagna, or even on toast!

Mozzarella Cheese

This browning and stretching homemade Mozzarella Cheese is not supposed to be eaten plain. Until fried, this cheese remains in a “melted” style shape, and then it forms a nice crust as milk cheese does.

Pepper Jack Cashew Cheese

Pepper jack cashew cheese includes different flavors, from sour to spicy. Cut it up and add it to your vegan cheese board. To make unbelievable vegan nachos, melt it over corn chips or use it in quesadillas. As a popular flavor, this choice of vegan cheese is available in supermarkets or from specialist stockists.

Raw Nut-Free Sesame Cheese

A mix of sesame seeds, nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, and agar creates a raw nut-free sesame cheese, great for anyone who doesn’t eat nuts. 

Sliceable Zucchini Cheese

Another nut-free option, this vegan cheese can be sliced for sandwiches or used to layer on pasta bakes. Using agar powder, blend zucchini, hemp hearts, nutritional yeast, and pumpkin seeds in the fridge for 2 hours. 

Macadamia Nut Queso Fresco

Don’t hesitate to add macadamia nut queso fresco to your must-try list. This cheese is great served up with a plate of fruit and jam or topped with chipotle pineapple salsa and dipped with some chips. 

Smoked Coconut Gouda  

This nut-free cheese melts, spreads, slices, and grates. You can use it to top up pizzas, eat it with crackers, or for some extra-smoky goodness, pair it with some sandwiches. 

Cashew Blue Cheese

Blue cheese has a distinct flavor, which is hard to replicate, and making your own vegan blue cheese can be time-consuming. However, nowadays, there are plenty of brands available to buy, or you can make it at home from cashews, mold cultures, probiotics, and salt. 

Paprika Cheese

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Vegan paprika cheese is also nut-free and soy-free for those with food allergy ingredients. This is a perfect choice for slicing and grating and is usually made with oats and sweet potato.

Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese 

It is possible to whip up this cashew-based garlic and herb cream cheese in a cinch! Crumble this cheese and use it as a salad topper, spread some on toast, crackers, veggie patties, or layer it on pizza.

Potato and Carrot Cheese

This creamy potato and carrot cheese are made from a base of potatoes and carrots with a taste of nutritional yeast, oregano, garlic powder, and onion powder. Use it for sandwiches and wraps as a spread, or serve with crackers.

Raw Cashew Almond Cheese 

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A must-have for your next family’s dinner is this soft, spreadable Raw Cashew Almond Cheese. It’s perfect for serving with crackers, oranges, and sliced apples.

Cashew Dill Mozzarella 

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We’re sure that once you’ve tried this Cashew Dill Mozzarella, you’re going to apply it to everything! Melt this cheese on a pizza, in a grilled cheese, or enjoy some crackers with it.

There are so many vegan cheese choices available that you don’t necessarily have to be a vegan to eat them. The benefits of less saturated fat mean anyone looking for a healthier alternative can indulge away.

Have you tried any of these vegan cheese choices above? Let us know if you found other kinds of cheese that you’ve enjoyed in the comment section below.  

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