Shreddable, Meltable Vegan Cheddar

…and did I mention that it contains NO extracted oil?

This vegan cheddar is the bomb diggity: super quick, healthy, shreddable, and meltable!

So here we go!

Shreddable, Meltable Smoky Vegan Cheddar 

Blend in the Vitamix until smooth:

  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 TBS tapioca flour
  • 1 TBS kappa carrageenan
  • 1 TBS miso
  • 1 TBS sambal oelek
  • 1 tsp Knorr Vegetable Broth powder
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder

Pour the mixture into a saucepan on medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes smooth and shiny. The tapioca flour will be cooked ONLY when the mixture is shiny.


Pour into a mold and refrigerate for several hours until very firm.

I’m not sure how well this would grate with a hand grater, but it shreds brilliantly with a food processor or my little T-Fal express:


I sprinkled some of this lusciousness atop some quinoa-flatbread-avo toast and it was absolutely delicious! Who needs Daiya when you can make this smoky succulence any old time with just a few healthy ingredients?!!



And the song of the day is another one by Josh Ritter, who is a musical chameleon (thanks again for this tip, Kyra Crouzat!). This one is “Long Shadows” from So Runs the World Away:

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