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Vegan Cheese

Ultimate Vegan Cheese Recipes

Not being able to eat cheese is something that I’m sure stops many people from becoming vegan. I myself had a really tough time with it – I had a cheese drawer for goodness sake!

What most people don’t know is there are also plant-based cheese recipes, including ones that melt so if you give up the dairy kind you won’t be missing much!

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  • Vegan Cheese Staples
  • Plant-Based Cheese Balls
  • Vegan Cheese Dips
  • Spreadable Vegan Cheeses
  • Unique Plant-Based Cheeses
  • ūüí¨ Reviews

As a vegan, you probably tried several store-bought plant-based cheese options and experienced disappointment. I can totally relate. The good ones are rare and usually not too cheap. The good news is, you can make plant-based cheese at home and there are so many variations to choose from.

Vegan cheese balls, spreads, dips, and more specific varieties like melty cheeses, parmesan, and mascarpone, you will find recipes for all of them and more, below.

Vegan Cheese Staples

Making your own  Vegan Parmesan Cheese is so easy with this recipe and only requires 5 ingredients! I always have a batch of this on hand for any time I need a little extra cheesy flavor.

This¬† Vegan Mozzarella Cheese¬†is a great way to have a tasty pizza or “parm” sandwich without dairy.¬† It’s reminiscent of fresh mozzarella and stretches in the same way when heated.

Tofu Ricotta  from

Ricotta is used in so many popular recipes including pizzas, lasagna, and many other types of pasta. Give this vegan and gluten-free recipe a try and you won’t be disappointed.

Vegan Cheddar  from

This cheddar cheese recipe has an amazing smoking flavor and works for just about anything. It’s soft enough to mash but also hard enough to grate and it melts nicely!

Plant-Based Cheese Balls

My Vegan Port Wine Cheese Ball made with creamy cashews, sun-dried tomatoes, and port wine make for a delicious combination that no one will realize is dairy-free! It’s a perfect appetizer for holiday parties or anytime you want to impress guests. Or save it all for yourself – I’ve done it before!

Smoky Vegan Cheeseball – Bohemian Vegan Kitchen

This cheese ball combines smoky flavors with delicious cheddar cheese and is rolled in pecans and herbs. Takes only 10 min to make and is naturally dairy-free and gluten-free.

Vegan Bruschetta Cheese Ball  from

If something can be both healthy and decadent at the same time it’s definitely this tangy plant-based cheese ball.

Cheese Hedgehog  from

This cheesy hedgehog looks so cute I would almost feel bad for eating it… almost!

Cashew Cheese Ball  from

Cheese balls look great on the table and this one tastes just as good. This cheese is creamy, tangy and full of flavor!

Jump to:
  • Vegan Cheese Staples
  • Plant-Based Cheese Balls
  • Vegan Cheese Dips
  • Spreadable Vegan Cheeses
  • Unique Plant-Based Cheeses
  • ūüí¨ Reviews

Vegan Cheese Dips

Nothing screams cheesy more than my Vegan Chipotle Queso. This delicious recipe will satisfy any cheesy craving. It’s made with cashews and tastes just like the queso dip at Mexican restaurants but it’s dairy-free!

Beer Cheese Dip  from

With all the ingredients available in stores today there’s not much we’re missing out on as vegans and this delicious beer cheese dip is the perfect example.

Swiss Cheese Fondue  from

Vegan fondue sounds like a dream and the best part is it’s easier to make than its dairy counterpart.

Spreadable Vegan Cheeses

Vegan Cheddar Cheese Spread  from

A cheddar cheese flavored spread? Yes, please! It’s made with only 5 ingredients in the food processor so anyone can make it.

You only need a few ingredients to make this flavorful plant-based cheese spread so it’s perfect as a last-minute appetizer for holidays, birthdays and any other event.

Tangy Herbed Cheese Spread  from

Oil-Free Vegan Cream Cheese With Roasted Garlic & Herbs РGlue and Glitter

Roasted garlic and fresh herbs give this oil-free cream cheese a dreamy taste I’m sure even regular dairy eaters will appreciate.

Garlic and cheese go hand in hand even if it’s plant-based cheese we’re talking about. This amazing recipe is perfect as a dip or a spread on pretty much anything.

Garlic & Herb Almond Cheese Spread  from

Unique Plant-Based Cheeses

My Tofu Feta Cheese is a wonderful alternative to the dairy version. It
has a delicious tangy-ness that is perfect in salads or on sandwiches. Even though feta wasn’t always my favorite cheese, I eat this one all the time because it is so tasty!

Can you really make vegan goat cheese? It’s certainly not something most of us would dream of being possible. Guess what, it is, and it’s also full of beneficial bacteria and other healthy ingredients.

Vegan Goat Cheese  from

Smokey flavors always get me excited. Interestingly, this cheese is baked and doesn’t use any oil of nutritional yeast. Definitely worth trying!

Baked Smoky Cashew Cheese  from

I think it’s totally appropriate that we wrap this up with a sweet treat, but not an overly sweet one. This cashew mascarpone doesn’t require any fancy ingredients and pairs well with fruit, bread, and chocolate.

Sweetened Cashew Mascarpone  from


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