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500 g
  • TM 5
published: 2014/02/26
changed: 2017/08/19


Vegan Cashew Cheese (Sliceable)

  • 400 g water
  • 3 teaspoons agar agar powder
  • 120 g raw cashews, (Preferably soaked 3-6 hours and drained)
  • 40 g red capsicum, (Omit for white cheese)
  • 30 g lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon savoury yeast flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder

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Recipe's preparation

  1. Place water and Agar Agar into the Closed lid"Closed lid"  (ensure agar powder is placed directly into water - not on top of blade) and cook for 5 minutes at 90ºC on Speed 3.


  2. After cooking, add all remaining ingredients and blend together for 1 minute on Speed 9.


  3. Pour immediately into a suitable container or jelly moulds using spatula to assist. If using baking tin, line with plastic wrap.  Allow to cool and then place into refrigerator.  Vegan Cashew Cheese will begin to set at room temperature. 


  4. Slice when firm and relish every bite! 


May be frozen - shreds best when partially frozen. 

For use on pizza or pasta dishes



Be creative and make your own favourite flavoured cheese by adding other herbs and spices during blending process.  Olives or finely diced vegetables could also added after blending using Reverse Counter-clockwise operation"Counter-clockwise operation" , Speed 1

Thermomix Model

  • Appliance TM 5 image
    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    If you are using a Thermomix® TM6 measuring cup with your Thermomix® TM5:
    For cooking (simmering) at temperatures of 95°C or above (200°F), the simmering basket should always be used instead of the TM6 measuring cup, as the TM6 measuring cup fits tightly in the lid. The simmering basket rests loosely on top, is steam-permeable, and also prevents food spatter from the mixing bowl.
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

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Vegan Cashew Cheese (Sliceable)



  • 27. February 2023 - 19:23

    Mixture tastes yummy! I'm sure it will be great! I added about 1 teas of turmeric and 5 leaves of my 5herb plant as I don't eat capsicuim. I also used apple cider vinegar instead of lemon - running short of those! It should be a great recipe to adapt with different flavours! Many thanks!

  • 9. May 2022 - 20:50

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    This cheese was so quick and easy to make. Plus it was delicious. Being Gluten Free, Dairy Free and allergic to coconut I've really missed having cheese. Now being able to make it myself a whole new world of favourite foods have opened up to me again. Thank you so much. Highly recommend. Easy enough for beginners.

  • 26. June 2021 - 10:01

    Anyone know how long it keeps for?

  • 5. December 2020 - 06:08

    MrsWest:keen to know this too!

  • 2. March 2020 - 16:51

    Quick and easy.
    Loved by all (including non vegan guests).
    Most 'cheese like' cheese, out of three entirely different recipes.
    Thank you 😊

  • 26. January 2019 - 15:38

    Chopper1: Unfortunately you can't tmrc_emoticons.(

  • 15. January 2018 - 11:45

    How do you add recipes from here to cook key

  • 9. December 2017 - 08:41

    Does anyone know how long this keeps for?

  • 19. August 2017 - 06:13

    Great recipe, only change was I added extra nutritional yeast. My non-vegan husband loves it. That speaks volumes.

  • 1. June 2017 - 17:35

    Got the thumbs up from my vegan grandson xxx

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