Cranberry Rosemary Crusted Cashew Cheese Log
- Complexity: easy
What? A dairy-free Cheese you say? Well, heck yeah! Because haven’t you heard? Faux cheeses are deliciously magical! There’s nothing fake or artificial in there – just pure, simple ingredients that are actually good for you that give the taste buds a crazy taste of cheese!
Step by Step Directions
Rinse and drain your soaked cashews. Then blend them in a food processor or high speed blender with nutritional yeast, garlic and salt and pepper until smooth.
Place the mixture onto a cheesecloth and squeeze top to drain any liquids. If a log shape is desired, then shape the mixture into a cylinder*, still in the cheesecloth. Place it over a sieve and store in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours.
* a cylinder shape may not hold up well in a sieve – most of them are round. If that’s also the case, then 1/2 way through draining, transfer the mixture onto parchment paper and roll it to make a log. Twist the sides (like a candy) and tuck them underneath to hold the shape in place. Let it sit on a dish towel in the refrigerator to let some extra moisture get absorbed in the dish towel.
Chop the nuts, cranberries and rosemary and spread onto a work surface. Unwrap the cheese log and roll it in the toppings evenly pressing them into the ‘cheese’. Do this just before serving or return to the refrigerator until serving.