From feta and goats cheese to blue cheese, camembert and mozzarella, these vegan cheese recipes prove you don't need dairy to enjoy cheese!
If there’s one thing that vegans are tired of hearing, it’s ‘I love cheese too much to be vegan!” And with good reason, because there are so many creative, simple, and healthier ways to make cheese, all without dairy!
So ditch the dairy, get soaking your nuts, and soon you’ll be in deliciously melty, cheesy heaven with these vegan cheese recipes that are perfect for creating your own cheeseboard!
And once you’ve made them, you can get really creative in using them to make some of your favourite vegan recipes.
1. Vegan Herb Cashew Cream Cheese
This wonderful cashew cream cheese is so deliciously creamy and spreadable, and packed full of delicious herbs that pack a powerful flavour punch!
It’s also one of the easiest and most delicious vegan cheese recipes for beginners.
2. Vegan Crackers with Macadamia Cream Cheese
These delicious crackers are made by dehydrating tomatoes, nuts and herbs to create a crispy, crunchy base for your macadamia cream cheese but with all the goodness and flavour.
The vegan cream cheese in this recipe is simple and straightforward to make, without any added fats or artificial flavourings.
3. Vegan Cheese with Vitamin B12
Not only is this vegan cheese recipe a great way to elevate your vegan charcuterie board, but it’s also a good source of vegan vitamin b12 too. In fact, one serving of this vegan cheese contains the recommended daily allowance!
4. Vegan Blue Cheese
This impressive-looking vegan blue cheese that tastes like the real deal, and is made using traditional cheese-making techniques and only 4 ingredients. A creamy, sharp and strong cheese that’s perfect for your Christmas cheeseboard!
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5. Vegan Almond Feta
Salty and briny, this dairy-free almond feta works beautifully crumbled over salads or slightly melted in all of the traditional dishes.
Best of all, stored in brine, it keeps for weeks, getting stronger in flavour and more delicious as time goes by (in fact, it vastly improves after a month, so make this weeks ahead of time if you can).
6. Vegan Easy Garlic & Herb Cheese
This easy, creamy vegan cheese is infused with lemon, garlic and dill, and nutritional yeast for that extra cheesy flavour. It’s soft, spreadable, and oh-so delicious.
7. Vegan Nacho Cheese Dip
“Hey, what is THAT cheese? That couldn’t be vegan. It’s so tasty-looking.” You better believe it’s vegan, and boy, does this stuff taste good!
8. Vegan Almond Cheese
This 4-ingredient recipe for basic almond cheese will make even cheese aficionados take note. You need this vegan cheese recipe in your repertoire!
9. Vegan Parmesan Cheese
This vegan Parmesan cheese is delectable, super easy to make, it lasts a long time and it’s cheaper than traditional Parmesan. In addition, it’s healthier and it’s gluten and dairy-free, so everybody can eat this wonderful cheese.
10. Vegan Tofu Feta Cheese
This vegan tofu feta cheese has almost no fat and is cholesterol-free, and is perfect in Greek salads. It’s fresh and really easy to make; you only need to cut the tofu in cubes and marinate it, that’s all! The longer it sits, the better it tastes!
11. Vegan Herbed Cashew Cheese & Spicy Tomato Jam
No fussy complications in this vegan cheese, just pure, creamy, flavour-packed, plant-based goodness.
12. Vegan Pepperjack Cheese
Nutritional yeast is the magic ingredients here as it gives this cheese a distinct depth of flavour, and the fiery bits of pepper don’t hurt either! This slices like a dream and shreds well and is perfect as an appetiser tray or snack plate, or on a cold sandwich.
13. Vegan Mozzarella Cheese
A homemade, vegan mozzarella that’s healthier than store-bought and much better for you than dairy cheese. It works well when baked on top of a pizza too- yummy!
14. Vegan Sliceable Cashew Cheese
This sliceable vegan cashew cheese made with agar-agar. And it slices, grates and melts too. perfection!
15. Raw Vegan Goats Cheese
Layered with homemade basil pesto and sun-dried tomatoes, this party-ready cheese is perfect for impressing vegan cheese sceptics.
16. Baked Vegan Goats Cheese
This vegan goat cheese is tangy, spreadable, and even slice-able (if you bake it long enough), creamy cheese that will make you feel all fancy at your holiday parties. Soaking and baking time aside, this cheese is super simple to prepare. Seriously!
17. Vegan Garlic & Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese
This cheese is so damn tasty, you’ll want to spread it all over anything, and that’s definitely encouraged around here!
18. Vegan Baked Almond Feta
You know when you come across a recipe that you know is going to change your life? This one could just be that! It is unbelievably good, full of flavour and remarkably like feta.
19. Vegan Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese
With a few simple ingredients from your local health food store, you can make your very own fresh vegan mozzarella cheese right in your kitchen! It’s absolutely delicious with a sprinkle of olive oil and served with fresh basil and tomatoes.
20. Vegan Smokey Pesto Cashew Cheese
Kick your dairy cheese habit to the curb with the satisfying (and sliceable!) plant-based cheese that’s easy to whip up in your own kitchen. Play around with the add-ins to create your own “cheese house” speciality!
21. Vegan Smokey Black Pepper Cream Cheese
Tangy, peppery, cheesy goodness that you’ll want to spread on just about everything in reach!
22. Vegan Aged Camembert Cheese
This impressive-looking cheese tastes just like real camembert, and even has the distinctive white, flowery rind!
23. Vegan Fried Goat Cheese Balls
These 4-ingredient fried cheese balls are melty on the inside and crispy on the outside. Easy to make and incredibly tasty!
Decided which vegan cheese recipe you’re going to make?
Great! Of course, you can enjoy it on crackers, but you can also put your favourite cheese to good use in this vegan mac and cheese recipe.