Vegan Goat Cheese


vegan goat cheese
This creamy, plant-based goat cheese substitute is made from cashews and leftover whey from your adventures in vegan yogurt-making (see notes). Tastier than store-bought (for a lot less money), this is a recipe you'll want to make again and again.
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 4 days
Total Time 4 days 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Dairy-Free
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 cup raw cashew pieces soaked 2-4 hours
  • 1/2 cup soy yogurt whey from Vegan Greek Yogurt recipe
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • Pinch sea salt


  • Blender cashews and whey together on high while using tamper tool and stopping to scrape the container.
  • Transfer to a glass container and cover with cheese cloth. Leave to sit at room temperature.
  • Once bubbles are visible and a skin forms on top (2-3 days), stir the cashew cheese, recover, and allow to sit an additional 1-2 days.
  • Stir, add a pinch of salt, and additional flavorings, if using.
  • Use a portion scoop to create 3-4 cheese logs and wrap in parchment paper.
  • Refrigerate overnight. Enjoy immediately or allow to age; cheese will keep for months and continue to develop flavor and hardness over time.


  • This recipe is made using the vegan whey strained from the InstantPot Vegan Greek Yogurt recipe. If you did not make the recipe with soy milk, you likely won't have leftover whey, as you thickened the yogurt with xanthan gum.
  • However, you can replace with the same amount of whey with your alternative-milk yogurt; the most important aspect of making this cheese is ensuring the probiotics in the liquid used to blend the cashews are super-fresh and highly active for proper fermentation. Store-bought yogurts can be hit-or-miss, so fresh is best.
  • Use your favorite combinations of fresh herbs, fruit preserves, and nut varieties for endless creative flavor options to spread and crumble on everything!   
Keyword goat cheese, vegan cheese, vegan goat cheese
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