Monday, 14 May 2012

Raw (& vegan) Parmesan style 'cheese'

Ok, so if you're looking for a vegan or raw cheese that tastes exactly like parmesan, this isn't it! But if you're looking for a topping for your pizza, pasta or salad that is dairy free, with a cheesy like taste and parmesan texture, this is it!

Although you can buy vegan cheeses in the shops, so many vegan products (like any processed foods) are full of hydrogenated oils, sugars, preservatives etc. It is hard to find natural products even in the health stores sometimes so recipes like this are brilliant to have on hand, especially ones that only contain a handful of ingredients!

I have to admit that I thought I was pretty clever coming up with this recipe, but a little search on the net to confirm I was indeed a genius (tee hee, kidding ;)) showed a huge amount of raw Italian style cheeses already existed- way to burst my bubble! Anyway, this is the version I came up with and I'm really happy with it, it is soooo yummy! You could make extra and store this in a kilner/mason jar, I reckon it will keep around 4 days in the fridge...

Raw 'Italian' cheese

1/2 cup ground almond
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 clove garlic
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
Teeny pinch of ground turmeric (optional- for colour)

Blitz everything together in a mini chopper or food processor till it resembles grated parmesan cheese. Store in a jar in the fridge ready for when needed!


  1. What a great recipe, this looks super delicious! :) Love your blog, so glad to be your newest follower! xoxo

  2. Thanks! :) So glad you like it, looking forward to trying out your recipes too!! x

  3. I'm going to make this with my host family! So excited!!!!!

  4. WOW! Let me know how they like it! :)