Vitamins & Minerals

Cashew Cheese, 3 Ways | How to Make Vegan Cheese

Try these three variations to the classic dairy-free cashew cheese recipe: olive, sun-dried tomato, and truffle.

If you’re new to the whole “cashew cheese” thing, it’s simple! It’s blended raw cashews with a mix of seasonings and spices and a touch of lemon juice made to resemble a cheese spread, sans dairy. All three of these take less than 10 minutes to make and you can use it in almost anything that needs a little kick of creaminess or cheesy flavor.

These are our top favorite variations on Classic Cashew Cheese recipe – a sweet but bold sun-dried tomato cashew cheese, a salty olive cashew cheese, and finally a favorite in our home, truffle cashew cheese. All three of these can be used in the same way with some subtle variations which I’ll share below for examples.

Universally, all three of these dips go well with raw veggie sticks, your favorite gluten-free cracker, or stirred into warm fluffy quinoa, millet, or rice. It’s a great way to sneak in healthy fats, fiber, and protein into your day!


To make this cashew cheese part of a well-balanced meal, include the Foundational Five.

The Foundational Five are the five elements of a balanced meal: non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy carbohydrates, healthy fat, protein, and what we call the flavor factor. These elements work together to support your digestion, stabilize your blood sugar, and provide you with the steady energy you need to feel your best.

Our Foundational Five Nourish Meals can be found as smoothies, yogurts, oatmeal bowls or breakfast bowls, nourish bowls, salads, soups, stews, and many more. Not every meal needs to be a Foundational Five, but if you are mindful to get most of these five elements on your plate at most meals, you’ll feel the difference.

If you need more support with creating balanced meals, sign up for the Healthy Eating Made Easy with The Foundational Five course.

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