Cashew Cheese

Yield: 1 cup

Here’s cashew-based cheese to use as a dip or on pizza.



  1. Soak the cashews in 1 cup of water for at least 2 hours. Drain.
  2. Place the cashews, lemon juice, and nutritional yeast in a blender and blend until smooth, adding 1 Tbsp of water at a time, or up to 1 cup, to make the cashew mixture creamy but not runny. Season to taste with salt (optional) and pepper.
  3. Refrigerate until cool.


  • To make herbed cashew cheese, add 2 Tbsp of chopped fresh rosemary and 2 Tbsp of chopped fresh dill, stirring them in with a spoon.

This recipe is from Mayim’s Vegan Table.

Mayim Bialik, PhD, is an Emmy-nominated actress, trained neuroscientist, author, and the mother of two sons who have been raised entirely vegan. She is currently starring on CBS's The Big Bang Theory. Mayim released her first book on attachment parenting titled Beyond the Sling. She most recently released her 2nd book Mayim’s Vegan Table, a vegan family cookbook.
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