Indulge in the delightful world of dairy-free goodness with our homemade Vegan Mozzarella.
This creamy and flavourful alternative to traditional mozzarella cheese is not only easy to make but also incredibly versatile in the kitchen.
Whether you’re craving a melty topping for your pizza, a silky addition to your pasta, or a cheesy slice for your sandwiches, this plant-based mozzarella has got you covered.
Crafted from wholesome ingredients, this recipe brings together the richness of soaked cashews, the umami of miso paste, and the satisfying cheesy notes of nutritional yeast (with an alternative for yeast-free enthusiasts).
With a few simple steps and a touch of patience, you’ll be savouring your very own, custom-shaped vegan mozzarella that’s perfect for all your culinary adventures. Let’s dive in and create a dairy-free masterpiece!
Ingredients (makes approx. 2 cups)
- 1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked overnight)
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1/2 cup plant-based mylk
- 4 tbsp arrowroot/tapioca starch
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast*
- 1 tsp white miso paste
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- pinch salt & pepper
*If you want to give it the cheesy flavour without nutritional yeast, add 2tbsp mushroom powder and 1tbsp onion powder instead
*the mushroom powder will give it a ‘brown tinge’, you can add a tiny bit of turmeric powder to the mix (while stirring on stove) to give it a yellow cheesy look if desired
Blended with Kuvings SV500 Vacuum Blender
Step 1: Gather your ingredients
- Put all of your ingredients into the jug
Step 2: Blend together
- Place the lid on the jug and place the tamper in the middle of the lid
- Touch ‘power on’ button
- Press ‘auto’ blend
- Let the blender do it’s thing
Step 3: Thicken It
- Transfer the smooth, blended mixture into a small saucepan.
- Grab a wooden spoon, whisk, or spatula to stir with.
- Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, for approximately 8-10 minutes.
- You’ll notice it thickening quite quickly, but keep at it until it starts to pull away from the sides of the saucepan, usually around the 8-minute mark.
Step 4: Set Your Cheese
- Remove the saucepan from heat.
- Pour the mixture into silicone moulds or a glass container, and place it in the fridge to set.
Step 4: Shape Your Cheese
- Once it has set, you can remove it from the container and gently shape it as desired using the warmth of your hands.
- Shape and roll it to your preferred form and return it to the fridge or freezer for later use.
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