Making vegan cheese- the holy grail

For a while now, I have been looking for a way to make cheese for my daughter. I am of course, looking for something that has a cheese texture and melts like (for want of a better word) real cheese. She is looking for a cheese with no animal proteins in it and a taste that is as satisfying as cheese.

So here begins the search (also results, funny stories and adventures).

This recipe looks do-able;

Basic firm cheese – 1 cup non-lite plant milk – soy, cashew… – I’m using 1 cup water & 1/3 cup soaked cashews for cashew milk

– 1 cup cooked sweet potato – 1/2 tsp paprika

– 1/2 tsp cumin

– 1 tsp salt

– 1 tbsp soy sauce

– 2 tsp garlic powder or 2 cloves

– 1/2 lemon juice

– 2 tbsp nutritional yeast

– 1 cup water – 2 1/2 tbsp agar agar

Store in fridge for 4-5 days

Basically; I followed the recipe to the letter for this one. It turned into something that looks vaguely cheese-like and has the texture of compressed paste (which is what it is really). The taste is not cheese like at all, I don’t see myself making this into sandwiches. I think it will taste good added to a potato curry before serving though.

On to the next recipe…

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