22 best ever vegan cheese recipes that taste better than dairy

Author: Rachel Smith

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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 Boursin

With its soft texture and punchy garlic and herb flavour, it’s no wonder why Boursin cheese is so popular! Thankfully, it’s easy to make your own vegan version at home by swapping out dairy for cashews and coconut.

Made with roasted garlic to really make the flavour pop, this dairy-free cheese couldn’t be simpler to make.

Vegan Boursin cheese served on paper with glasses of wine


2. Smoked Paprika Vegan Cheddar Cheese Balls

Sultry smoked paprika makes the flavour of these vegan cheese balls really pop! Rolled in a satisfying coating of mixed seeds and dried cranberries, they’ll be a popular addition to any party table.

Smoked Paprika Vegan Cheddar Cheese Balls


3. 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.

Vegan Herb Cashew Cream Cheese

4. 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.

Vegan Crackers with Macadamia Cream Cheese

5. 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!

Vegan Vitamin B12 Cheese served with crackers and pickle

6. 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!

Vegan Blue Cheese

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7. 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).

Vegan Almond Feta Recipe

8. 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!

Vegan Nacho Cheese Dip Recipe 

9. 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!

Baled vegan almond feta cheese

10. Vegan Parmesan Cheese

This vegan Parmesan cheese is delectable, super easy to make, lasts a long time, and is cheaper than traditional Parmesan. Plus, it’s sliceable and grateable so is perfect for adding a tangy note to vegan pasta dishes.

A block of vegan parmesan cheese

11. 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!

Vegan Tofu Feta Cheese Recipe

12. Vegan Herbed Cashew Cheese & Spicy Tomato Jam 

No fussy complications in this vegan cheese, just pure, creamy, flavour-packed, plant-based goodness.

Vegan Herbed Cashew Cheese & Spicy Tomato Jam 

13. 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.

Vegan Pepperjack Cheese Recipe

14. Meltable Vegan Mozzarella Cheese

A homemade, vegan mozzarella that melts, browns and bubbles just like dairy cheese. It even has realistic cheese ‘pull’ that you’d expect from its dairy based counterpart so works brilliantly when baked on top of a pizza.

Vegan mozzarella cheese melted on toast

15. Vegan Sliceable Cashew Cheese

This sliceable vegan cashew cheese made with agar-agar. And it slices, grates and melts too. perfection!

Vegan Sliceable Cashew Cheese Recip

16. Vegan Goats Cheese

This party-ready cheese is perfect for impressing vegan cheese sceptics. It’s rich, tangy, and perfect for any cheese platter served with crackers.

Vegan goats cheese served with crackers

17. 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!

Baked Vegan Goats Cheese Recipe

18. 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!

Vegan Garlic & Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese Recipe 

19. 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.

Vegan Baked Almond Feta Recipe

20. 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.

Vegan buffalo mozzarella with tomatoes

21. Vegan Smoky Black Pepper Cream Cheese 

Tangy, peppery, cheesy goodness that you’ll want to spread on just about everything in reach!

Spreading vegan cream cheese on a bagel

22. Vegan Aged Camembert Cheese 

This impressive-looking cheese tastes just like real camembert, and even has the distinctive white, flowery rind!

Vegan Aged Camembert Cheese

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.

Written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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