Thursday, June 27, 2013

Vegan Cheese? Yes Please!!.... Vegan Smoked Mozzarella

Yup, I said it-  Here is my vegan version of smoked mozzarella.  I decided to venture out of my comfort zone to see if I could come up with my own vegan cheese.  All the vegan cheese store bought products have never really impressed me.  So, why not try and wing it and see what I come up with?  I went with ingredients that made sense to me to try and emulate that yummy, smokey mozzy flavor.  Then end product?  Better than store bought!!

 Vegan Smoked Mozzarella

Ingredients: (yields 4 generous slices of mozzarella)

1/4 block firm tofu (water removed and pressed)
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 lemon juiced
1/4 c raw cashews (soaked at least 2 hrs)
sea salt
2 tsp liquid smoke
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp corn starch (or Agar Agar-see tips if use)

Combine all ingredients in blender.  Blend until smooth.  Spoon delicately on plate and place in freezer until firm. 
tip: if using agar agar, it is not necessary to freeze.
Remove from freezer and let thaw until room temp.  Serve with your favorite Vegan dish!!!!


  1. where is the smoke?

  2. This is so freaking delicious, I use it for vegan poutine and it makes life wonderful. THANKS!