Vegan Almond Cashew Feta

Vegan cheese is still a tricky topic. What was once known als „analog cheese“ is now available expensive with a vegan label at the supermarket. We still don’t want to allege that we never try out or consume those products. Still, it’s always best homemade. We’ve already shown you a vegan feta recipe with tofu, but today it’s all about nuts! The result is a soft, crumby, so delish „cheese“ with lots of herbs. We could it eat in one, once it’s coming out of the oven. If you want to do more like this in the kitchen, we recommend to buy a cheese cloth. It’s the best thing if you want to drain milk-like products and is not even expensive. Btw: we made this vegan feta for our Greek Salad.

Vegan Almond Cashew Feta

300 g (10.5 oz) Feta Cheese
2 hours (+ waiting time)

Ingredients

  • 200 g (7 oz) blanched almonds
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) cashews
  • 0.5 lemon (juice)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp dried herbs (basil, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, ...)
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Add blanched almonds and cashews to a bowl and pour over fresh, warm water until covered. Soak for at least 1 hour until softened. Afterwards, drain and rinse under fresh cold water.
  2. Add soft nuts to a food processor, as well as garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and a large pinch of salt. Process until sticky, viscous yet smooth.
  3. Place a colander over a large bowl. Place a cheese cloth or clean kitchen towel over colander and transfer vegan almond cheese mixture into it. Gather corners and twist tightly until you notice that you could squeeze out liquid. Secure with rubber band. Place in fridge over night.
  4. The next day, you’ll notice that the mixture lost more liquids and holds its form once you unwrap it from cheese cloth. Transfer to a small oven-proof dish.
  5. In a small bowl, stir olive oil and dry herbs and brush the mixture all over the small ‚cheese’ ball. Afterwards bake in the oven at 180°C / 355°F for approx, 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Serve (still warm!) in salads, as a side dish or as a spread. Yumm!
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