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Vegan Cheese Recipe

Hard vegan cheese that is dairy-free, oil-free and extremely delicious, to take care of all of your cheese cravings
Course Appetizer, Snack
Servings 8

Ingredients

Basics:

Mix-in:

Optional mix-in:

Instructions

Step 1:

  • First, blend all "Basics" ingredients in a high-speed blender until completely smooth. Use powder from the probiotic capsule only, and discard the outer encasing. 
  • Next, place resulting mixture in a cheese-cloth, nut milk bag, or stockings.
  • Now, place the cheese-cloth inside  a strainer, and place the strainer on a bowl, with enough room for liquid to come out of the cheese without touching the strainer and absorbing back. 
  • Then, place a 1.5 liter mason jar filled with water, or any other heavy object, on top of the cheese-cloth, and lean it against the wall so it doesn't fall over. 
  • Lastly, leave for 8-10 hours, for the liquid to drain out outside of the fridge, in a cool, dry place.

Step 2:

  • First, remove the cheese mixture from the cheese-cloth, and place in a bowl. 
  • Next, mix with all "Mix-in" ingredients. Add olives if you desire. 
  • And lastly, allow the cheese to ferment for another 8-10 hours so that it forms a hard rind. Leave it outside of the fridge during this time.

Optional:

  • Instead of leaving the cheese out in a bowl, place the mixture on a dehydrator sheet in the shape of your choice (resembling cheese), and allow to dehydrate for 8-10 hours at 115F, or until it hardens.