How many of us enjoy eating cheese ? What’s the attraction ? Is it the taste ? The texture ? The colour ?

Are there healthier plant-based vegan alternatives to dairy based cheese ? Try the very simple vegan cheese recipe below:

  • 11/2 C hot water 2 TBL corn flour
  • 3/4 C cashews 1/4 C pimentos
  • 3’/3 TBL sesame seeds 1/3 C Brewer’s yeast flakes (optional)
  • I tsp salt I TBL lemon juice
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder

Blend all but the lemon juice.

Bring to boil while stirring constantly.

Boil for 2-3 minutes.

Remove from heat and ADD lemon juice.

Did you enjoy the vegan cheese recipe above ? Try also the vegan Tofu Cheese and Pimento cheese recipe options.


Why are dairy based cheese options unhealthy ?

  • high in saturated fat
  • increases blood cholesterol
  • tranmits animal diseases to humans
  • risk of dairy milk based brucellosis disease
  • made from waste products of milk molds and bacteria
  • fermenting process can produce a neurotoxin such as roquefortine (i.e. blue cheeses)
  • produces an amine that can cause headaches
  • rennet can come from pig stomachs
  • holes in Swiss cheese come from the action of gas forming bacilli, similar to those which form gas in the bowel
  • some cheeses contain mites (such as Milbenkäse, Cantal and Mimolette cheeses. See picture below.)