Smoky Jalapeño Cheese


Cheese is one of the things most people tell me they have the greatest trouble giving up when they change to a plant based diet. Finding a vegan cheese that can get you through this change is a bit of a challenge. Most vegan cheeses I have tried at the grocery store are just not very good or have a terrible after taste AND they contain a lot of oil. My family really likes this recipe and I hope you will too..

This cheese recipe is great for cheese and crackers or shredding to put on the inside of a quesadilla.

I have another plain flavored cheese recipe also if you are not into the spicy stuff.

Vegan Cheese


1 1/2 cups water
5 tsp powdered agar agar powder
1/2 cup raw, unsalted cashews
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
1/3 cup chopped red pepper
4 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp smoked paprika
2 Tbsp Pickled Jalapeño

Add all ingredients except the water and agar agar to your blender. Boil water in a small saucepan and add agar agar powder. Stir until thick like gravy. Pour into blender and blend until everything is smooth. Pour into a bread pan and place into refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Makes about 10 servings
37 calories each serving
2.5 grams fat

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Rose says:

    Hi Jill, I found your website today and enjoying your recipes. I am not vegan but for health reasons I was told not to take dairy or any sweetener at the moment. I am saving some of the recipes for when I can and also I will try out other recipes that I can. Thank you so much for making the videos and recipes. I appreciate it. Rose


    1. Jill Dalton says:

      You’re welcome 😊. I hope you enjoy the recipes that you can try.


  2. Merritt says:

    You’re my new favorite person! I’ve been vegetarian then vegan since 1995. But, for the past few years with so many processed fake meats on the market, not in a healthy way. Am now a Joel Fuhrman fan. Your recipes are simple, delicious, healthy, and making my life so much better. Thank you!!!!!!


    1. Jill Dalton says:

      I’m so glad! Joel Fuhrman’s info really is the best!


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