Easy Vegan Cheese

Why make cheese when you can go to the supermarket and buy it? Well vegan cheese is pretty good these days, it melts, it grates, it slices, it tastes good – everything cheese should do but without the dairy. In my opinion, I think everyone should be trying the alternatives and not being all cheese-snobbish about the whole thing ” but it’s not even real cheese”. We all know cheese is a love for many people (in fact virtually everyone I know), so creating this vegan version is something to be proud of.

Easy Vegan Cheese

Not only is it delicious, it’s heart-healthy – it’s made with almond milk and olive oil, grates beautifully over ya beans ‘n’ tacos and slices up a treat in a sandwich toastie with some fresh organic wholemeal bread. There’s no dairy and no soy, just flavour and a nice solid block of cheese.
This recipe is simple, it’s quick and needs nothing more than five minutes of love and care, plus a bit of space in your refrigerator. Nice.

Easy Vegan Cheese

Looking forward to attempt number two at this cheese, a few changes for flavour perhaps or a few changes for colour perhaps..?

Easy Vegan Cheese

Easy Vegan Cheese

2 cups almond milk
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon hot mustard
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
4-6 tablespoons nutritional yeast
3 tablespoons agar powder
1 teaspoon chili flakes (optional)


  1. Throw all the ingredients into a pan in no particular order + whisk away for 5 minutes on a low to medium heat until the mixture thickens.
  2. Transfer thickened cheese mixture to your preferred moulds and refrigerate until set. It’s really this easy.

14 comments on “Easy Vegan Cheese (No Soy, Heart Healthy)”

  1. Hi there
    I have systemic candida , so any yeast is off limits. Your recipe is a wonderful gift to a vegan with as many allergies as me.
    Could you perhaps give me any advice on replacing the nutritional yeast perhaps?
    I make yoghurt and frozen yoghurt by adding Pro B 2… a 2 strain probiotic as well as Reuterina femme a 9 strain probiotic and also a dash of xanthanum gum. it only lasts about a day and a half in the fridge, but it’s usually eaten before then! I love cheese but the dairy kills me.

    hope you have good news for me


    South Africa

    • Hi Adele, thanks for your comment. The yoghurt you make sounds great, I’ve never made my own.
      As I presume you cannot have Bragg’s liquid amino acids or miso paste I’m afraid I don’t have another alternative. If you can then I’d add a dash of either of these. The nutritional yeast just gives a deeper flavour and I believe if all the other ingredients were kept the same this cheese would still be very tasty without it.
      Sorry I can’t be of more help. Have a great day 🙂 Charlotte

  2. Hi Charlotte,
    this looks great!

    Unfortunately, I am allergic to almonds, do you think it’ll work with soy milk as well?

    Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Hi Kendall. I’m sure this would make a nice cream cheese with almond milk but the oil is required for consistency and for it to melt. Sweet potato and pumpkin puree are two other alternative ingredients which would give a new texture and taste!
      Hope this helps.

  3. Hi! What kind of yeast brand are you using?

    I failed to make this cheese yesterday – it turned out terrible – and I think it was because of the yeast. I am not sure if I want to try again.

    I used yeast made of: yeasts cultivated cereal, whole wheat flour, sea salt.

    So I just bought a new yeast. Ingredients: Inactive yeast (saccharomyces cerevisae).

    • Hello….it’s in fact nutritional yeast and not yeast for baking bread. Nutritional yeast is completely different, I hope you are able to find it. Please take a look here: .
      Sorry it didn’t work out but hopefully you’ll have better luck by omitting the baking yeast and replacing with nutritional yeast flakes. Thanks, Charlotte 🙂

      • HI again!

        Yes both of the mentioned are nutritional yeast, I think we (Denmark) only have those two brands.

        Can you tell me what it says on your package?

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