Vegan Baked Herbed Cashew Cheese

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A while ago I posted a recipe to make a creamy vegan cheese this new recipe is a a vegan baked cashew cheese with a herb essense. This recipe  will be the center of your dinner party. With that said, I created this baked cashew cheese because my sister in law was very intrigued by my vegan lifestyle.

I am more then certain that by the end of this year my sister in law will be some form of vegetarian and this to me is a big deal ! And within the next few years she’ll go vegan (well I can only hope and keep posting peta videos on my Facebook wall) a few weeks back she and I were talking and she told me how she would love to try out a vegan restaurant so I told her “just come over I’ll make you a vegan dinner” so she said awesome! And so my quest to convert my sister in law started. (well this quest actually started when she was pregnant and told me the taste of meat grossed her out over a year ago.. but that is another story!)

The meal itself was a simple one, zucchini noodles with a creamy vegan béchamel served over fresh tomatoes and Sriracha chickpeas. (I will post this recipe soon- but I often post this dinner on my Instagram it is my go to because it’s so delicious and I find the textures a great play on my taste buds)

However my ultimate wow factor was the vegan cashew cheese I made. This was the first time I tried to make a baked cheese usually I make it to be more creamy in texture but for my sister in law I wanted to show her how vegan cheese can be solid and not ” bleh” looking or tasting so this was my quest/challenge.

To make this cashew cheese I started in the morning by soaking 2 cups of raw cashews in filtered water. I Let it soak for Around 5 hours.

I’ve noticed when finding recipes online for  vegan cheeses the recipe calls to press out the cheese with a cheese clothe …I did no such thing I figured I was baking it so the moisture will evaporate. this recipe makes two cheeses or one cheese and one creamy delicious spread! (just don’t cook the mixture let it harded in the refrigerator)0fca72f7d50ce630aa79c4a6c27ec65f086428e8_hq

Baked Cashew Cheese


  • 2 cups raw soaked cashews
  • herbes de provence mix (for sprinkling on top of cashew cheese)
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • pinch Turmeric
  • pinch oregano
  • pinch basil
  • pinch rosemary
  • pinch black pepper
  • pinch paprika
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Tamari sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • water, as needed


  1. Preheat Oven to 250
  2. blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor
  3. here there are two options, either use a spring form pan or take a parchment sheet. if you use the pan please grease it well and then sprinkle herbes de provence on the sides and bottom. for the parchment just sprinkle some herbes de provence on the sheet.
  4. pour mixture in pan. if mixture is not thick enough place in refridgerator to harden before placing on parchement paper. if ready shape into an oval shape and sprinkle herbes de provemce on the sides and top- if you use the pan then add some more herbes on top.
  5. place in the oven at 250 for around 35 minutes.
  6. take out of oven and serve with dried fruit, nuts and crackers.

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Baked Herbed Cashew Cheese

4 thoughts on “Vegan Baked Herbed Cashew Cheese

  1. Yess! The best way to help people embrace veganism is to show them how delicious vegan food is!! We also make a cashew cheese, though we’ve never done a baked one before. We always make fresh ‘cashewrella’ by blending up cashews, tapioca, a little lemon (and a couple ingredients I forget now haha) and letting it sit in the fridge to ‘cure’ for a day or so. Sooo good and then we bake it on top of pizzas! But I definitely want to try this one out!

    1. hello luci,
      yes it can be done! but you’ll have to take it out of the oven and eat it quickly (still hot) and instead of baking it completely I would only bake for half the time. this is definitely something i will want to test out!

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