This Spreadable vegan hard cheese is great for the entire family. Plant Based versions of our old favorites are a great way to transition over to a vegan diet. That’s why I love this Vegan cheddar cheese block recipe.
The ingredient that turns this vegan cheddar cheese block from a sauce to a spread is agar agar. Agar Agar is a plant based vegetable gelatin that is thought to have been discovered in Japan in 1658. This vegan gelatin powder creates a delicious vegan cheddar cheese block recipe.
Agar vegetable gelatin Is used as a laxative, an appetite suppressant, and a vegetarian substitute for gelatin. It’s also a thickener for soups, fruit preserves, and ice cream. It’s used in vegan cheddar cheese blocks.
Agar Agar is also used as a clarifying agent in brewing, and for sizing paper and fabrics.
Agar Agar is a jelly like substance that comes from algae. It is derived from the part of the algae’s cell that forms the supportive structure of the cell wall. It’s great for vegan desserts and Vegan cheddar cheese block recipes.
The gelling properties make this ingredient great for vegan desserts, cheeses, fruit preserves, soups, ice creams, and more.
Butternut Squash is also called winter squash. It’s harvested in the fall and keeps for several months. It kind of smells like a pumpkin once you cut into it. Butternut squash is great for vegan cheese recipes.
Butternut Squash is a great source of fiber, potassium, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, and vitamin A. It’s a healthy plant based cheese ingredient. Butternut squash has a sweet yet nutty flavor.
This squash also contains vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, and manganese. Butternut squash actually contains greater abundance of potassium than a banana.
This piece of produce adds a sweet nutty flavor to your dairy free cheddar cheese. You will also need 1/2 white onion, two tablespoons minced garlic, and 1/2 cup crushed almonds for this dairy free cheese spread.
Spices needed for this Vegan cheddar cheese block recipe include nutritional yeast, turmeric, paprika, pepper, and salt. The cook time is only 25 minutes. Then this plant cheese should be refrigerated for a few hours.
Instructions for vegan spreadable cheese recipe are simple. Start by boiling your produce. Once softened drain the water. Blend into a purée, add seasoning, add agar powder.
Add the dairy free cheddar cheese mixture back into the pot and boil again for 10 minutes. The step is necessary in order to activate the gelling property in the agar powder. Next pour mixture into container of your choice and refrigerate for up to 3 hours.
This vegan cheese recipe is fun and easy to make!
in a large pot bring 2 cups water to a boil and add all produce. Boil for 20 minutes.
Drain and keep the water
add produce to blender and blend until smooth
add seasoning and agar powder and blend until smooth
if mixture is too thick add water from boiling produce one tbsp at a time until mixture is smooth and creamy
reture mixture to empty pot and boil again for minimum of 5 minutes to activate agar gelatin
pour mixture into small bread pan and set in refrigerator to harden. Will take minimum 3 hours.
This Vegan cheese block recipe is great for the kids. They love to eat slices on crackers and bread rolls. My youngest have a little bit of lactose intolerance. It’s probably due to the fact that I was vegan my entire pregnancy.
But She can have a little dairy without an issue. I don’t want her to have an stomach issues, however I prefer them not to eat dairy at all. That’s because it’s not exactly the healthiest food item.
Any Vegan cheese block recipe is nothing without nutritional yeast in my opinion! It’s my favorite vegan seasoning. It’s great in soups, salads, pastas, and more.