A quick and simple recipe for a flavoursome vegan pizza cheese. This cheese is rich and salty. It’s the perfect partner to a tart tomato sauce!
Nowadays it’s relatively easy to buy pre-packaged and mass produced vegan cheese at the supermarket. However I’ve always found making your own tastes so much better. Especially considering how easy this recipe for vegan pizza cheese is.
This cashew based cheese is ready in 30 minutes (less if you don’t count the soaking time) and is deliciously savoury. It oozes and melts on a pizza just like any supermarket cheese. Plus you don’t have to worry what weird ingredients go into it.
This recipe for vegan pizza cheese is perfect for any vegan pizza you want to make at home. If you are looking for inspiration my baking tray vegan pizza recipe will satisfy any pizza cravings and then some.
Easy Vegan Pizza Cheese
This meal is around 97% less polluting than the average UK meal.
Eating this recipe will save around 2.85 KG CO2e per person.
That’s equivalent to the emissions produced driving 23.57 KM in a modern car.How do I calculate this?
- 150 g Cashews
- 50 g Nutritional Yeast
- 2 Tablespoons Plain Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Miso Paste
- 1/2 Medium Lemon (juiced)
- Soak the 150g cashews in freshly boiled water for 20 minutes until soft and spongy to the touch. (Please note, this recipe assumes you own a high speed blender. If you do not, fear not, you can still make the recipe but you will need to soak your cashews for at least 8 hours before preparing the recipe.)
- Drain and rinse the cashews and place into a high speed blender along with all the rest of the ingredients. Then pour in 300 ml of water and blitz until smooth.
- Heat a saucepan over a medium heat and pour in the blended cashew mixture. Bring the cashew sauce to the simmer and heat through until it starts to thicken. Be sure to stir the pan with a wooden spoon to avoid the sauce sticking at the bottom.
- Reduce the sauce until it has the consistency of thick yoghurt. It should still be able to slide off a metal spoon with some agitation but be thick enough to maintain its shape if you were to dig a spoonful out of the pan. If you think your cheese is too thick you can simply add a dash more water and stir through until you get the desired consistency.
- When your cheese has been reduce, remove from the heat and prepare you pizza. When it comes to topping with cheese, spoon large servings of the cheese all about the pizza. Don't worry too much about the presentation, the cheese will naturally ooze with the heat from the oven and create a good coverage.