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Vegan Goat Cheese – Loving It Vegan

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This vegan goat cheese is mushy, tangy, creamy and salty. You may slice it, crumble it or bake it. It’s straightforward to make and appears beautiful!

Slice of vegan goat cheese on a knife.
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This vegan goat cheese is so good I feel it’s even higher tasting than ‘actual’ goat cheese. Though even ‘actual’ goat cheese can have numerous variance in taste.

We went for creamy and salty with a refined tanginess and a light-weight and mushy texture.

It tastes merely wonderful sliced up on toasted bread or crackers and it’s additionally great smashed/crumbled.

It can be sliced up on pizza and baked. It will get melty and tremendous scrumptious when heated.

In case you love this cheese then I’m certain you’ll additionally love our sliceable cashew cheese, our vegan cheddar cheese and our vegan feta.

Components You’ll Want For This Recipe:

Photo of the ingredients needed to vegan goat cheese.
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Ingredient Notes

  • White vinegar – there may be some magically tacky taste that’s created with using distilled white vinegar. It doesn’t work almost so nicely with some other vinegar, so I don’t suggest substituting this with the rest.
  • Uncooked cashews – are soaked in scorching water for 1 hour. This makes for a better mix but additionally creates a softer, lighter texture that works rather well on this vegan goat cheese.
  • Agar agar powder – this ought to be the powder and never the flakes. It also needs to be a pure product, 100% agar agar and never blended with different elements. You need to be capable of get it at a well being meals retailer, but when not, then it’s positively accessible on-line.
  • Almond milk – is nice for this because it has a impartial taste on this recipe and a really white coloration, which retains this cheese very white. You can substitute this with a distinct non-dairy milk however you’ll have variations within the coloration and it could additionally influence the flavour.
  • Lemon juice – ought to ideally be freshly squeezed for the very best taste. Nevertheless, bottled may even work in a pinch.
  • Coconut oil – ought to be refined/odorless. We’ve got made this with common/virgin coconut oil however the coconut style got here by means of and interfered with the opposite flavors so refined coconut oil is greatest for this recipe. In case you use a distinct oil, it could have an effect on the colour of this cheese and it additionally could not set fairly as nicely.
Vegan goat cheese on a wooden board with crackers, nuts and grapes.
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How To Make Vegan Goat Cheese

You will discover full directions and measurements within the recipe card on the backside of the submit. It is a abstract of the method to go together with the method images.

  • Add uncooked cashews to a bowl. Pour boiling scorching water from the kettle excessive in order that the cashews are fully submerged.
Two photo collage showing cashews added to a bowl and water poured over so that the cashews are submerged.
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  • Depart them to soak for 1 hour. Drain and rinse.
Two photo collage showing the soaked cashews and then drained in a sieve.
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  • Add the soaked cashews to your blender jug together with distilled white vinegar, lemon juice, almond milk, refined coconut oil, salt, onion powder and garlic powder and mix till clean.
  • Depart this in your blender when you work in your agar agar combine.
Two photo collage showing ingredients added to blender and blended.
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  • Add chilly water and agar agar powder to a saucepan. Deliver to a boil on medium warmth, stirring repeatedly.
  • When it reaches a boil, set a timer and boil it for 1 minute, stirring all of the whereas.
  • You’ll discover it getting thick and gelatinous.
Two photo collage showing agar agar and water added to saucepan and boiled together.
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  • Then shortly take away it from the warmth and pour it into the blender jug on high of the beforehand blended cheese combine.
  • Mix briefly to combine every thing collectively nicely.
Two photo collage showing agar agar and water mix added to blender and blended.
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  • Pour this out into two 4.5 inch spherical springform pans (or bowls, or ramekins) and clean down.
  • Sprinkle with dried herbs.
Vegan goat cheese mix added to spring form pans and topped with herbs.
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  • Place into the fridge till set. It ought to begin setting immediately however be absolutely set and agency to the contact inside an hour or two.
  • As soon as set, gently take away it out of your springform pans or bowls and serve.
Two photo collage showing vegan goat cheese set in spring form pans and then out of the spring form pans.
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Serving Ideas

This vegan goat cheese makes an exquisite appetizer. Serve it with crackers, breads, crimson grapes, walnuts and lemon slices. Apricot jam can be an exquisite taste pairing with this. A cracker topped with apricot jam and a slice of vegan goat cheese is heavenly.

Vegan goat cheese on a wooden board with crackers, nuts and grapes.
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Recipe Suggestions

The agar agar combine must have an opportunity to activate correctly. The agar agar powder ought to be added to chilly water and heated in a saucepan with the water, stirring all of the whereas till it boils. Then it must boil for a full minute, stirring all of the whereas. You’ll discover it thicken and turn into very gelatinous.

It is advisable work fairly shortly. As soon as the agar agar and water combine is poured into the blender, it’s good to mix it up quick after which switch the cheese combine to your ready spring type pans, bowls or ramekins. The explanation for pace is that the cheese begins to arrange quick.

Springform pans. We’ve got two 4.5 inch spherical springform pans and we love these for making small cheese rounds. This recipe makes two 4.5 inch cheese rounds. You may make one bigger cheese spherical or two smaller rounds or three mini rounds. Simply use no matter bowls or ramekins you’ve available.

Round of vegan goat cheese with slices removed on a wooden board with crackers, nuts and grapes.
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Storing and Freezing

This vegan goat cheese lasts for 7 days within the fridge (coated) and can be frozen for as much as 3 months. The feel after thawing will are usually a bit of extra agency than earlier than.

Slice of vegan goat cheese on a stack of crackers.
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Extra Vegan Cheese Recipes

  1. Vegan Blue Cheese
  2. Vegan Brie
  3. Vegan Camembert
  4. Vegan Parmesan Cheese
  5. Vegan Nacho Cheese
  6. Vegan Mozzarella
Vegan goat cheese mashed up on crackers.
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Slice of vegan goat cheese on a knife.

Vegan Goat Cheese

This vegan goat cheese is mushy, tangy, creamy and salty. You may slice it, crumble it or bake it. It is simple to make and appears beautiful!

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Course: Appetizer, Savory, Aspect

Delicacies: American, Vegan

Food regimen: Vegan

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time: 10 minutes

Soaking Cashews: 1 hour

Whole Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Servings: 8

Energy: 128kcal

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Directions

  • Add uncooked cashews to a bowl. Pour boiling scorching water from the kettle excessive in order that the cashews are fully submerged. Depart them to soak for 1 hour. Drain and rinse.

  • Add the soaked cashews to your blender jug together with distilled white vinegar, lemon juice, almond milk, refined coconut oil, salt, onion powder and garlic powder and mix till clean.

  • Depart this in your blender when you work in your agar agar combine. Add chilly water and agar agar powder to a saucepan. Deliver to a boil on medium warmth, stirring repeatedly.

  • When it reaches a boil, set a timer and boil it for 1 minute, stirring all of the whereas. You’ll discover it getting thick and gelatinous.

  • Rapidly take away it from the warmth and pour it into the blender jug on high of the beforehand blended cheese combine.

  • Mix briefly to combine every thing collectively nicely.

  • Pour this out into two 4.5 inch spherical springform pans (or bowls, or ramekins) and clean down.

  • Sprinkle with dried herbs. Place into the fridge till set. It ought to begin setting immediately however be absolutely set and agency to the contact inside an hour or two.

  • As soon as set, gently take away it out of your springform pans or bowls and serve.

  • Serve with crackers, bread or toast, crimson grapes, walnuts, lemon slices and apricot jam.

Notes

  1. Soaking the cashews – this makes for a better mix but additionally creates a softer, lighter texture that works rather well on this vegan goat cheese.
  2. White vinegar – there may be some magically tacky taste that’s created with using distilled white vinegar. It doesn’t work almost so nicely with some other vinegar, so I don’t suggest substituting this with the rest.
  3. Lemon juice – ought to ideally be freshly squeezed for the very best taste. Nevertheless, bottled may even work in a pinch.
  4. Almond milk – is nice for this because it has a impartial taste on this recipe and a really white coloration, which retains this cheese very white. You can substitute this with a distinct non-dairy milk however you’ll have variations within the coloration and it could additionally influence the flavour.
  5. Coconut oil – ought to be refined/odorless. We’ve got made this with common/virgin coconut oil however the coconut style got here by means of and interfered with the opposite flavors so refined coconut oil is greatest for this recipe. In case you use a distinct oil, it could have an effect on the colour of this cheese and it additionally could not set fairly as nicely.
  6. Agar agar powder – this ought to be the powder and never the flakes. It also needs to be a pure product, 100% agar agar and never blended with different elements. In case you do have to make use of the flakes then you will want to make use of 3 tablespoons. 
  7. Dried herbs – we used a dried herbs combine containing oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil, parsley and tarragon, however you could possibly use any combine or simply use oregano and thyme. 
  8. The agar agar combine must have an opportunity to activate correctly. The agar agar powder ought to be added to chilly water and heated in a saucepan with the water, stirring all of the whereas till it boils. Then it must boil for a full minute, stirring all of the whereas. You’ll discover it thicken and turn into very gelatinous.
  9. It is advisable work fairly shortly. As soon as the agar agar and water combine is poured into the blender, it’s good to mix it up quick after which switch the cheese combine to your ready spring type pans, bowls or ramekins. The explanation for pace is that the cheese begins to arrange quick.
  10. Springform pans: We used two 4.5 inch spherical spring kinds for this recipe. You may make one bigger cheese spherical or two smaller rounds or three mini rounds. Simply use no matter bowls or ramekins you’ve available.
  11. Storing. It may be saved within the fridge for 7 days (coated). 
  12. Freezing. It may be frozen for as much as 3 months. The feel after thawing will are usually a bit of extra agency than earlier than.

Diet

Serving: 1Serve | Energy: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fats: 11g | Saturated Fats: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 4g | Sodium: 752mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

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