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Sunflower Seed Vegan Cheese

Make your own non-dairy cheese using just nuts and seeds.

Time 42 Hours
Skill Level Intermediate

Ingredients List

Serves 1
  • 0.5 cup sunflower seeds (organic, or almonds, or cashew nuts)
  • 2 cups water (good pure water)
  • 1 dash flavourings (of your choice, such as paprika, nutritional yeast, chili etc)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic


  1. Take seeds or nuts and mix with 1 cup water.
  2. Soak overnight.
  3. Drain and rinse.
  4. Put in blender with 1 cup water and process.
  5. Return to container and leave in warm place or pan of warm water until the mixture separates (5-9 hours).
  6. Put through a cheese cloth and squeeze out liquid.
  7. Let bag hang for a day to firm up the ‘cheese’.
  8. Mix then with flavourings of choice (paprika, nutritional yeast, chili, miso, mustard are some of the flavours that could work nicely) 

Use a medium cheese cloth to strain.

Add tumeric for a more cheese-like colour.