Vegan Cashew Cheese Dip

This easy 5-minute vegan cashew cheese recipe is perfect for those looking to add a delicious and flavorful cheese to their favorite dishes without compromising their plant-based lifestyle! 

Made with unsalted raw cashew nuts and a variety of seasoning, this vegan cashew cheese has all the flavor of a traditional cheese without the lactose or dairy. It can be used as a dip, spread, sauce, or even melted over a vegan pizza! The recipe is easy to follow and is sure to be the perfect addition to your favorite vegan dishes.

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  • What is so awesome about this cashew cheese
  • Key ingredients
  • How to make cashew cheese
  • Substitutions
  • Storing vegan nut cheese
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  • Vegan Cashew Cheese

What is so awesome about this cashew cheese

  • Vegan cashew cheese is plant-based and perfect for anyone with a dairy-free and gluten-free lifestyle. It is 100% lactose-free with only vegan ingredients!
  • Healthy and packed with 7 grams of protein per serving.
  • Cashew cheese is so simple and takes only 5 minutes to throw together plus time for soaking raw cashew nuts.

Key ingredients

  • raw unsalted cashews
  • nutritional yeast
  • lemon juice
  • garlic powder
  • Himalayan salt or sea salt
  • Smoked paprika seasoning
  • cumin
  • filtered water

How to make cashew cheese

Full recipe instructions and details in the recipe card below.

Soak the cashews in water.

Drain the water and add the cashews and remaining ingredients to a food processor. Blend until smooth.

Hint: if this vegan cashew cheese is thick and not blending smooth yet, add a splash more water until you get a creamy consistency. It varies, depending on how much water gets drained from the cashews after soaking them.


If you don’t have a few items around, here is how to substitute them.

  • Lemon juice – instead of lemon juice you can also use lime juice
  • Paprika – this gives it a slight sweetness but you can swap it out for cayenne pepper or harissa spice for a spicy version.

Storing vegan nut cheese

Store your homemade cashew cheese in a sealed airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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