How to Make Vegan Soya Cheese (it’s very easy!)
To make 500g of cheese, you are going to need:
2 litres of unsweetened soya milk (e.g. Alpro with the red label). A word of advice, as far as I know this recipe only works using soya milk or homemade cashew milk. (You can also make Soya milk yourself using Soya beans).
3 medium lemons
3/4 cup of boiled water
Flavoured cheese (optional):
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
Salt to taste
You will also need a Cheesecloth, a large sieve, a bowl, a pan with a lid, a large spoon and a blender.
How to make:
Prepare all your ingredients, utensils and boil the kettle.
Line the sieve with the cheesecloth and place on top of the bowl (see photo above)
Heat the milk in the pan until it just begins to start bubbling and then turn off the heat.
The water will turn yellowish and the the milk will have solidified into small clumps. This is our cheese!
Garlic and Olive Falvoured Vegan Cheese
For the following recipes we will go with the soft cheese texture. So while the cheese is in the blender, were going to add the garlic, olives and a little salt to taste.
Here are a couple more recipe ideas to get you started:
Avocado and Vegan Cheese Dip
3 tbsp of cream textured cheese (base or flavoured)
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
a dash of olive oil
Blend altogether for this gorgeous dip!
Vegan Cheese Stuffed Chillies and Tomatoes
These make a great snack and are perfect for barbeques or parties!
Preheat oven to 230 degrees
10 Jalepeno chillies
1/3 to 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
blend of taco or bbq spices
Cream textured base cheese with salt to taste
Rinse the chillies well (use gloves to avoid chilli burn!) and cut lengthwise into half. Scoop out the chilli seeds. Also halve the tomatoes horizontally (as per photo) and scoop out the insides.
Fill the chillies and tomatoes with your previously made cheese. Mix the breadcrumbs with the spices then gently press the chillies and tomatoes facedown to coat the cheese with the spice blend. Place onto a lightly oiled baking sheet/ foil. Sprinkle some salt over them and place into the oven, baking until the breadcrumbs are golden and the cheese is bubbling. (approx 25 mins) and check regularly.
Enjoy and I hope you get to make many other wonderful dishes which I hope you will share!