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Vegan Cashew Cheese

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 05, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Vegans eat this shit up: http://vegweb.com/recipes/raw-cashew-cheeze

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1XOpiZspZc

Has anyone made this stuff before or tasted it? More importantly, does it pass the taste test for cheese (I don't believe a word that comes out a vegan's mouth) or is it just a cheesy consistency? The only place around where I live that has decent quality nuts is Trader Joe's which isn't particularly close. But next time I'm there I'll probably pick up some nuts and attempt to make this "cheese" as they call it. Anyone else think people with GI issues should probably err on the side of caution with nutritional yeast?

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on February 19, 2013
at 07:47 PM

@MathGirl72: I'm not saying that steaming is unnatural, but if it's not roasted, they could've done anything to them to remove the poison. But yes, that would be a better method than some. :-)

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on February 19, 2013
at 07:45 PM

nuts.com . It's a horribly named site, but they are pretty great. Shipping is "ground" but I get packages the next day!

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on February 19, 2013
at 07:32 PM

I'd try ordering nuts online. I answered below, but would add that nut cheese aren't going to taste exactly the same. But, I personally think they're delicious.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on February 05, 2013
at 07:30 PM

... for nutritional yeast, just make sure you get the stuff grown on beets and not the beer by-products that will contain wheat.

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on February 05, 2013
at 04:54 PM

@greymouser: Since when is steaming unnatural?

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on February 05, 2013
at 04:27 PM

No, absolutely not +1 for raw cashews - raw cashews are poisonous. All cashews are roasted or highly processed to remove the poison in the skins surrounding the seeds. Unsalted - go for it; "raw" - assume it's been processed in a more unnatural manner than roasting.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on February 05, 2013
at 04:26 PM

No, absolutely not +1 for raw cashews - raw cashews are poisonous. All cashews are roasted or highly processed to remove the poison in the skins surrounding the seeds.

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on February 05, 2013
at 04:22 PM

No, absolutely not +1 - raw cashews are poisonous.

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E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

on February 19, 2013
at 07:30 PM

Vegetarian Times has a cashew "goat cheese" recipe that is ridiculously good. I tried it first when I was vegan, but I have made it several times since then. I don't remember if it has canola in it, but that's easy to sub out. They also have an almond "feta" that is really good. I don't see a problem with vegan "cheeses" if they don't have a lot of other random crap in them (like canola, etc.)

I like a lot of raw vegan stuff. You might check out some raw "cook" books if you're interested in some of the slightly fermented nut cheeses. Raw books are usually soy-free in addition to being gluten-free.

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on February 20, 2013
at 02:22 AM

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on February 19, 2013
at 07:59 PM

Boring. What I really wanna see is a recipe for vegan liver.

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on February 05, 2013
at 04:36 PM

I love it. Don't often take the time to make it, but it's a great basis for dips. My favorite recipe is here:

http://www.rawchef.com/products-br-1.php

(I don't add nutritional yeast. But using probiotics to start it is brilliant).

I don't think it tastes like cheese, though. But it's yummy.

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on February 05, 2013
at 04:31 PM

It's good stuff once you get the hang of making it. It's never quite perfectly resembled cheese in my batches, but it's nice to have if you're not primal. It's also a relatively paleo way to eat cashews. I make a batch every week for my family, though we can't find any other food-related common ground....

As for nutritional yeast.. the odds are against it being a problem, but I won't presume to speak for everyone. Try putting some on your vegetables for a test run, and see how it goes.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on February 05, 2013
at 07:30 PM

... for nutritional yeast, just make sure you get the stuff grown on beets and not the beer by-products that will contain wheat.

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on February 05, 2013
at 04:03 PM

cashews + 1
raw cashews + 1
nuts soaked + 1
fermented (?) +1 (?)

Or have the PUFAs have gone rancid?

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on February 05, 2013
at 04:26 PM

No, absolutely not +1 for raw cashews - raw cashews are poisonous. All cashews are roasted or highly processed to remove the poison in the skins surrounding the seeds.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on February 05, 2013
at 04:22 PM

No, absolutely not +1 - raw cashews are poisonous.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on February 05, 2013
at 04:54 PM

@greymouser: Since when is steaming unnatural?

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on February 05, 2013
at 04:27 PM

No, absolutely not +1 for raw cashews - raw cashews are poisonous. All cashews are roasted or highly processed to remove the poison in the skins surrounding the seeds. Unsalted - go for it; "raw" - assume it's been processed in a more unnatural manner than roasting.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on February 19, 2013
at 07:47 PM

@MathGirl72: I'm not saying that steaming is unnatural, but if it's not roasted, they could've done anything to them to remove the poison. But yes, that would be a better method than some. :-)

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