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A cheese board with a round piece of spreadable cheese, crackers, and fruit.

Easy Homemade Cashew Cheese

Our homemade cashew cheese is made with 5 simple ingredients in your food processor. It's creamy and delicious.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Firm in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 72kcal
Author: Linda & Alex


  • food processor


  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt or salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Pepper to taste


  • Cover the 1 cup of cashews in water and soak them overnight until they become puffy and soft. Drain and rinse and place in a food processor. If you’re in a hurry, put the cashews in a pan and cover with water. Boil them for 20 minutes, or until they become puffy and soft.
  • Add the 1 tablespoon lemon juice, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, black pepper to taste and blend until the mixture is thick, creamy, and smooth.
  • Scrape the cheese mixture into a 4-inch round springform pan or pat it into a disc or a ball. Wrap the cheese in plastic wrap or parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until it sets.
  • Serve with crackers, veggie sticks, or bagles.


Serving: 2tablespoon | Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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