I made cheese! Um…. with cashews and no dairy.

So I don’t eat a lot of cheese anymore, but I’ve heard that raw cashews can make for a good alternative. With my fancy new food processor, I decided to try making some.

I found a pretty basic “Raw Cashew Cheeze” recipe on Vegweb and then incorporated some of the comments. It’s remarkably easy –

1 1/2 cups cashews (not salted, not roasted)
1/2 to 1 cup water
1 clove garlic, finely minced
sprinkle of sea salt
nutritional yeast
lemon juice

I put in some spices too but now I don’t remember what :-( sage perhaps?

You soak the cashews for a couple hours, then blend it all together, and then let it sit in a cool place for 24 hours. Seriously, delicious. Obviously not low-fat, but I don’t care about those things! :-)