25 Vegan Cheese Recipes That Will Blow Your Dairy-Free Mind

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Let’s face it, vegan cheese recipes can be a little hit and miss.

Even large scale vegan cheese manufacturers often struggle to get it right, so what chance do we have at home? Well, if you follow these dairy-free cheese recipes closely, you’ll be getting cheesy in no time at all.

Milk-free and marvellous, these recipes are sure to become go-to’s for all plant-based practitioners who still hanker after a chunk of curd every now and then.

Let’s see what’s first on the list, shall we?

Vegan Aged Camembert Cheese

Vegan aged camembert cheese

Thomas from fullofplants.com has come up with this amazing, one-of-a-kind Camembert vegan cheese recipe.

Sharp and creamy, this vegan delicacy is made from just five-ingredients, and it even has a thick rind that seals in the flavor. The only downside is how long it takes to make—three weeks! But one bite of this tangy cheese will have you clamoring for more.

To get the full recipe and easy-to-follow instructions, visit Full of Plants now!

Smoked Cashew Cheese from Nest & Glow

Smoked cashew cheese

Bastian has done the vegan community proud with this smoky, rich wheel of cheese. After one bite, you won’t want to put it down!

He even claims this milk-free cheese recipe is the best on the site, which is quite a claim. It’s made from ingredients most of us already have lying around the house, so it’s pretty easy to make (and even easier to eat!).

Check out this recipe and more at Nest & Glow.

10-Minute Homemade Vegan Mozzarella Cheese

Homemade Vegan Mozzarella Cheese

Viktorija from Lazy Vegan Recipes has created the perfect blend between taste and time with this dairy-free cheese recipe.

With only 7 ingredients and 10 minutes to make, this cheese will surely be a staple in any busy household! I personally love how ooey, gooey this vegan mozzarella is—and it even melts!

Give this great cheese a try here.

Minimalist Baker’s Vegan Parmesan Cheese

Plant-based parmesan

Unsurprisingly for Dana, this cheese is perfect for all of those simple recipe fans out there, coming in at only 4-ingredients.

It turns out wonderfully crumbly and powdery like any great Parmesan should. Perfect for sprinkling on veggies, pastas, or even your favorite vegan pizza!

For this recipe and other amazing minimal ingredient recipes, be sure to check out Dana’s blog!


Vegan Stretchy Melty Grilled Cheese

Vegan cheese that melts!

Rhian from Rhian’s Recipes has really outdone herself with this one.

The stretchy, melty grilled cheese has a fabulously luscious texture and will literally stretch forever and ever—and it actually melts! This is thanks to the unique use of mochi (a form of glutinous rice) instead of the usual cashews or tofu.

Click here to get started. For other great Japanese-inspired vegan recipes, be sure to check out the rest of her blog while you’re there. You’ll be a fan forever…like me!

YumSome’s Extra Mature Vegan Cheddar

Dairy-free mature Cheddar

This tangy, sharp cheese uses under 10 ingredients and tastes exactly how you imagine extra-matured cheese would.

Nico has made sure this recipe has been tried and tested to perfection—and I feel the need to thank her for it! It tastes absolutely delicious atop a sesame cracker or sliced apple.

For the full non-dairy cheese recipe and chance to check out Nico’s site, click here.

Vegan Insanity’s Vegan Ricotta Cheese

No milk ricotta cheese

This unique recipe is for all you ricotta lovers out there, and just about anyone else who loves creamy, sharp vegan cheese!

Cassie created this highly customizable recipe for lasagna, but it also tastes great as a base or veggie dip! Personally, I love to add extra herbs for a real kick of flavor.

This Ricotta Cheese is something you need to try as soon as possible! Be sure to check out the rest of Cassie’s blog, too, for other amazingly unique vegan recipes.

Sliceable Vegan Cashew Cheese

Milk-free cashew cheese

Can you believe how perfect this cashew cheese looks?

Not only does it look absolutely amazing, you can also whip this little beauty up and start snacking in less than an hour! It can then be sliced into chunks or or even grated without losing its cheesy properties.

Charanya from Yes, I Am Vegan has mastered this dairy-free cheese recipe along with many others. Be sure to check out her blog for more!

Melty Stretchy Gooey Vegan Mozzarella

Dairy-free mozzarella

Sam from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken has created the ultimate time-and-effort-saving vegan cheese recipe!

This stretchy and gooey mozzarella uses tapioca (and a mere 5 other ingredients) to form the perfectly melty texture. Use it as a dip, dolloped on pizza, tucked into lasagna—the possibilities are endless!

Head on over to It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken to give this marvellous mozzarella a try!

Baked In’s Vegan Pepperjack Cheese

Plant-based pepperjack cheese

Julie, a self-proclaimed vegan cheese skeptic, has created a unique vegan cheese perfect for even the pickiest of eaters!

Despite the extra spice and flavoring, this milk-free cheese recipe still comes in under 10 ingredients. Add it to some crackers (or even just eat it by itself!) to enjoy the subtle smokiness this wonderfully tasty cheese offers. It’s a winner!

Try this recipe and more at Baked In.

Real Cashew-Based Vegan Brie

Vegan brie

Martine from LowCarb Vegan has created this super fast and easy vegan Brie recipe.

This creamy slice of heaven only uses 6 ingredients—can you believe it?! And, it makes a good amount, too, so you’ll be snacking on the ½ pound wheel for days afterward. Perfect for any low-carb dieter or those who are simply looking for a beautifully soft and delicious treat.

Something this tasty and refined obviously takes a little longer to make (3 weeks) but the end result is absolutely worth it! Try it here.

Vegan Unprocessed Cheese Slices

Unprocessed cheese slices

This 8-ingredient sliced cheese by Debbie over at Maple Spice is perfect for anyone hankering a thick, slice of cheese perfect for vegan sandwiches and melts. Not only do they trigger some intense childhood nostalgia, they are incredibly easy to make and taste incredible!

Check out Maple Spice for this and more ingenious plant-based recipes.

Veggie On A Penny’s Vegan Cheese

Dairy-free cheese dip

To quote Kristi herself, “this cheese is amazing for everything.”

With only 10 ingredients, this cheesy dip has a uniquely incredible twist that I won’t dare spoil! You’ll have to go discover it for yourself here.

Make sure you check out the rest of Veggie on A Penny while you’re there for other easy and budget-friendly recipes.

Homemade Vegan Cashew Cream Cheese

Vegan cream cheese

Another first on our list—spreadable vegan cream cheese.

It’s as smooth as the real thing (and tastes just as good too). Combine it with some red onion marmalade for an interesting sweet and savory twist on any vegan-friendly bagel or toasty bread (just make sure your bread is vegan first!).

Natalie not only makes some mind-blowing vegan dishes, but she also takes some mouth-watering pictures. Check out her blog to see what I mean!


Nerdy Mamma’s Dairy-Free Nut-Free Zucchini Cheese

Nut-free cheese

This super easy 5-ingredient cheese is perfect for anyone with nut or dairy allergies.

Chantal from Nerdy Mamma uses an interesting blend of zucchini, onion, and garlic powder to create vegan cheese slices. Thanks in part to the 2-week aging process, the slices taste great on sandwiches or melted over pasta.

Click here to get started!

Sprouted Sunflower Cheese

Sunflower milk-free cheese

Doesn’t that raw cheese board look beautiful?

Bastian from Nest & Glow has created this interesting take on vegan cheese using a surprising ingredient: sunflower seeds! It slices, grates, and melts for a multitude of culinary uses.

Find his tasty non-dairy cheese recipe here.

Vegan Blue Cheese

Vegan blue cheese

Another classy recipe from Thomas over at Full of Plants: vegan blue cheese.

Yep, you heard that right! Dairy-free blue cheese. Wow. This 6-ingredient beauty simply looks mouth-watering. To quote Thomas himself, “non-vegans could not believe it was not ‘real’ blue cheese!” Just a glance at the beautiful images show exactly how convincing it looks.

To start making your own non-dairy blue cheese, head on over to Full of Plants. Check out his other ingenious culinary creations while you’re there! I promise you won’t regret it.

Extra Sharp Raw Vegan Holiday Cheddar Cheese Ball

The ultimate plant-based cheese ball

Somer from Vedged Out gives us a great take on the holiday classic: the Cheddar cheese ball.

Vegan nut cheese is mixed with spices and rolled in sliced raw almonds for a treat you’ll be proud to bring to any gathering. Perfect for the upcoming holidays!

Here’s the recipe.

Cranberry Dill Goat’s Cheese

Cranberry dill dairy-free goats cheese

Look at the holiday cheer on these crackers! I love how the fresh fruit sweetness blends with the savory cheese to create a mouthful of flavor.

Despite all the bright color and impossible creaminess, this cheese only uses 7 ingredients and minimal prep.

Try it for yourself and tell me what you think. I know you’re going to love this one!

Anna Banana’s Vegan Mozzarella Cheese

Dairy-free mozzarella

Talk about a wedge of perfection!

Whip this quick dairy-free mozzarella recipe up to eat as a snack on the go or melt it up on some crostini for a filling appetizer.

Click here to get started and check out Anna Banana’s blog for other phenomenal recipes and food photography while you’re there!


Chickpea Cheese

Chickpea cheese

Laura from chroniclesofpassion.com shares her take on vegan cheese by using a vegan favorite—chickpeas.

Add that to the fact that it only takes 5 other ingredients to make this yellow beauty, and we clearly have a winner worth trying out.

Vegan Cottage Cheese

No milk cottage cheese

Vanessa from Vegan Family Recipes has finally cracked the key to making great vegan cottage cheese. Sharp and rich, it also has the ideal texture for eating plain or using as a veggie/fruit dip.

Find out how to whip it up here. Vanessa also has some great vegan dessert recipes, so be sure to check them out too!

Easy Mexican Vegan Cheese Sauce

No dairy cheese sauce

Can you say yummy? This vegan cheese sauce dip is sure to please even the pickiest eaters!

In fact, Brandi from TheVegan8 runs all of her recipes by her kids to see what they think—and this dairy-free cheese dip was a definite winner.

I could literally eat the entire batch by myself. It’s creamy, smooth, and goes great with homemade tortillas. Best of all, it only takes 6 ingredients to make this yummy non-dairy cheese sauce. I especially love how you can customize this recipe by adding your favorite salsa.

Have your vegan-friendly tortillas at the ready when you try it out here.

Pistachio Nut Cheese

Pistachio nut cheese

With our third feature from Nest & Glow, Eloise takes raw pistachio nuts and transforms them into a firmly smooth cheese wheel.

Personally, I think the unique color is perfect for any fall/winter gathering. With only 9 ingredients, Eloise makes this a must-try recipe for any vegan cheese lover.

I know you can’t wait to get started on this one, so here’s the recipe.

Pepper-Crusted Cashew Goat Cheese

Goat's cheese vegan

Alicia Silverstone from The Kind Life (yes, she’s also the actress from Clueless) shares her take on a favorite homemade vegan goat cheese originally posted by the Vegetarian Times.

It only takes 6 ingredients to make this log of deliciousness, so you’ll be able to put it together in no time. Feel free to smear it on some toast or eat this tangy treat plain to taste the flavor complexity.

To get your homemade goat cheese fix, visit her site today. You can also check out the original recipe over at The Vegetarian Times, too.

Is that enough vegan cheese recipes?

Whether it is or it isn’t. they should keep you busy at least!

If you have any great vegan cheese recipes that you think I should know about, drop me a comment in the box below.

About The Author:
Lisa Williams
Happy Happy Vegan editor

Lisa Williams is a committed vegan, passionate animal welfare advocate, and keen follower of too many v-friendly food blogs to mention. She started happyhappyvegan.com back in 2016 because she felt there was a need for more straightforward information on plant-based living.

Back then, too many sites seem to either concentrate solely on recipes or be too intimidating or inaccessible for the v-curious, and she wanted to change that. The landscape is certainly a whole lot different now!

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    • Glad you liked the post Anna ☺️ It’s the hard work you and all the other food bloggers out there put in that make roundups like this possible, so thank you!

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