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Homemade Vegan Cheddar Cheese

Learn to make your very own vegan cheddar cheese that's firm and slicable from scratch
Course Extras
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 113kcal
Author Charla


  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • ½ cup of water
  • 3 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon of agar agar powder (or carrageenan kappa)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon himalyan pink salt
  • a dash of turmeric optional


  • Spray or lightly grease a cheese mould and set aside
  • Combine the water and the almond milk in a medium sized saucepan and bring to the boil
  • Once boiled, add the rest of the ingredients and proceed to stir
  • Reduce the heat to medium/low and continue to stir for 5 minutes until everything is combine and slightly thickened
  • Pour the liquid into a mould and allow to completely cool (this can take 1-2 hours) uncovered
  • During the given time the cheese will begin to set.
  • Once cool, wrap the top with foil/saran/cling film and transfer to the refrigerator and leave to completely set (this will take a few hours but I like to leave it overnight)


  • Don't skip any of these ingredients as this is what makes the recipe work.
  • DON'T use agar agar FLAKES, it isn't as strong as the powder and is likely NOT to set your cheese.
  • If you don't have a cheese mould use a small clear pyrex dish or ramekin roughly 5 inches x 2 inches (12 cm x 5 cm)
  • If you are using a pyrex you may need to run the knife around the perimeter to ease the cheese out.
  • The texture of your cheese may have a slightly jello type of feel to it, this is normal, remember this is alternative cheese.
  • Your cheese will be softer then conventional cheese but firm enough to pick it up and use against a box grater.
  • PLEASE PLEASE keep in mind this cheese DOESN'T NOT MELT. Make sure you are aware of this as I do not want to mislead you. It's up to you to read the recipe post and notes/tips first and then decide if this recipe is for you!
  • To extend the life of the cheese, store in the freezer for up to 3 months
  • Keep the cheese chilled at all times and use within 5 days.
  • Allow to thaw out (doesn't make very long) and use accordingly.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg