‘Vegan cheese, vegan cheese, if you really like cheese eat vegan cheese’

‘Vegan cheese, vegan cheese, if you really like cheese eat vegan cheese’

I love Vegan Smythe. He advocates for veganism in a fun, non-threatening way, and this is why I am his fan. His video, ‘Couldnt give up my cheese’ :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC4V4-Q_N7I is a great way to start watching his videos. It even gave me inspiration to make my own non-dairy cheese, which is oh so good.

GARLIC ALMOND HERBY (VEGAN) CHEESE 

Recipe sources: http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/almond-feta-cheese-with-herb-oil/ and http://www.maplespice.com/2011/04/baked-almond-feta-with-dill-oil.html

What you need

A cup of blanched almonds (Soak a cup of almonds in some water overnight, and in the morning remove the brown covers to reveal white almonds)

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Crushed garlic to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

Three tablespoons of olive oil

1/4th cup lemon juice

1/2 cup cold water

For the topping: 

A teaspoon each of crushed rosemary and thyme, and three tablespoons of olive oil

What to do:

1. Blend everything together until smooth and creamy.

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2. Add this mix to a cheesecloth,(we used a new car wiper cloth :-/)  tie it up and place it in a sieve. Then place the sieve in a bowl/pan.

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3. I did my mixing at 11 am, and by 11 pm I was all set to open the cheesecloth, but I waited till morning and it was worth the wait.

4. In the morning, open the cheesecloth, and transfer it to a bowl. Add the topping ingredients.

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Here are some more indicative photos, basically photos better than this one.

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5. Use as spread.

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Optional: Bake the cheese before you add the herbs, this will apparently make it like feta, my mommy said not to do this so I didnt.

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