CASHEW CHEDDAR CHEEZE
1 C raw cashews, soaked 1 – 2 hrs., and drained
1/3 lg orange (or red) bell pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
1 t onion powder
1/2 t sea salt
1 T chili seasoning, or to taste (optional)
Water to just cover cashews
- Combine all ingredients in the VitaMix (or a high-speed blender) and process until smooth.
- Refrigerate for up to 1 week.
Use as a spread on sandwiches, crackers, or chips, as a dip for crudites, as a sauce for raw pates or burgers, or as a salad dressing.
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I made cashew cheese this week, based on a recipe from Charlie Trotter’s Raw
3 C cashews, soaked 10 – 12 hrs and drained
1/4 C rejuvelac
½ t sea salt
Process the cashews through the Champion, using the blank plate.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
Place mixture in a sieve lined with a double thickness of cheesecloth and placed over a bowl. Drape remaining cheesecloth over the mixture.
Place in a warm place to ferment for 12 hours.
Remove cheese from cloth.
Form into a round, and refrigerate for 24 hours in a covered container, until it becomes firmer.
Use immediately, or store in covered container for up to 3 days.
This makes a lot of cheese. With the additions I made, it is very reminiscent of Boursin or Rondele “pub cheese.”
I decided to divide my cheese into 4 parts. Then I mixed in different seasonings in each one – in one, I added sun-dried tomatoes, in the next, I added red bell pepper powder (ground dehydrated peppers) and soaked red pepper flakes with a little garlic, in the third, I added garlic powder, onion powder, and herbs d’provence. I left one plain to see what it would taste like – (I am trying to get close to a tofu sort of thing, but my room-mate says it tastes more like cream cheese)
I have seen other recipes that say that you can keep the cheese anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks. I am, of necessity, going to have to check that out – there is simply no way that I can down all this cheese in 3 days.
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