Probiotic Vegan Cheese
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8
Simple, vegan cheese recipe boosted with probiotics for optimal gut health.
  • NOW Foods Marcona Almonds, 1 bag (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 probiotic capsules
  • 3 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Pour the Marcona almonds into a small bowl. Then, cover the almonds with water. Let it all sit on the counter overnight to soak.
  2. Strain the mixture.
  3. Place the almonds and 1 cup fresh water in a blender. Blend until thoroughly mixed. You might need to add an extra 1-2 Tablespoons of water. You want the almonds to arrive at a smooth texture, but not liquid. You’ll notice in my pictures that my almonds didn’t get super smooth. If you like a little extra texture, then leave it as such. That’s your choice.
  4. Then, place the cheesecloth over a strainer, covering it completely.
  5. Pour the blended almonds directly onto the cheesecloth, and squeeze gently to discard any extra liquids. After squeezing for a few minutes, let the rest drain for about 15- 20 minutes.
  6. Lay out a piece of parchment paper on the counter. Place the almond mixture on it. Then, add the probiotic (open up the capsules and pour over the almonds, discarding the capsule), salt, and nutritional yeast.
  7. Gently mix all ingredients together, making sure they are evenly mixed.
  8. Shape the entire mixture into a ball, as tightly as possible.
  9. Fold up the parchment paper in ball shape.
  10. Let the mixture sit on the countertop (out of direct sunlight) for 24+ hours.
  11. Your Probiotic Vegan Cheese is now ready. Unwrap the mixture, and dig in.
  12. Once you have unwrapped it, place in the fridge.
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