I love cheese but I try to minimise the amount of dairy products I consume. So I made this vegan cheese with smoke paprika and OMG yaaas. It’s so flavourful that your sandwich/cracker/carrot will be happy.
**For quite some cheese (make 1/2 if you only want to taste it); Very easy; 15 min (+2 h for cooling)**
200 g cashews; it’s good if you soak them overnight or at least pour some hot water over them
50 g nutritional yeast
3 teaspoons of smoked red paprika
1 tablespoon of honey; maple syrup for vegan version
3 cloves of garlic
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
Pinch of chilli powder
3 pinches of salt
250 ml water
200 ml water
1 and 1/2 tablespoons of agar agar
- Place all the ingredients except 200 ml of water and agar agar in a blender and blend until you get a nice thick mixture.
- Pour 200 ml water in a saucepan and add agar agar. Bring to boil and let it boil for around 4 minutes. STIR ALL THE TIME.
- The mix the two mixtures together and pour it into a round tray or a bowl. I put baking paper in my bowl so it was easier to get the cheese out.
- Put in the fridge to cool down for around 2 hours.
You can prepare this cheese in three forms: