Vegan Spreadable Hard Cheese

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.

  1. What is Agar Vegetable Gelatin Used For?

    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.

Agar Agar contains 2 tablespoons contain 3 calories, 1 mg sodium, 23 mg potassium, .1 gram fiber, .1 gram protein, 1% iron, and 1% magnesium. It’s a healthy dairy free cheese ingredient.

A main ingredient in this Dairy Free Cheese is butternut squash.

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 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 plant based cheese recipe is healthy, paleo, gluten free

Vegan Spreadable Hard Cheese

This vegan cheese recipe is fun and easy to make!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Japanese, vegan
Keyword cheese, gluten free, nuts and seeds, plant based diet, vegan, vegetables
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Refrigeration time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 55 minutes
Servings 9 Servings
Calories 180 kcal
Author admin



  • 1/2 medium butternut squash peeled
  • 1/2 medium white onion peeled
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic 2-3 cloves
  • 1/4 cup shaved almonds

Spices and dry ingredients

  • 1 tbsp agar powder
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp salt


  1. in a large pot bring 2 cups water to a boil and add all produce. Boil for 20 minutes.

  2. Drain and keep the water

  3. add produce to blender and blend until smooth

  4. add seasoning and agar powder and blend until smooth

  5. if mixture is too thick add water from boiling produce one tbsp at a time until mixture is smooth and creamy

  6. reture mixture to empty pot and boil again for minimum of 5 minutes to activate agar gelatin

  7. 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.

Thanks for visiting Anyreasonvegans vegan recipes.

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