Pumpkin Seed and Cashew Cheese Recipe

You’ll find this dish is a powerhouse of nutrients thanks to the protein, unsaturated fats, omega-3s, iron, selenium, calcium, B vitamins and beta-carotene.

| May 2019



  • 100 g pumpkin seeds
  • 100 g cashew nuts
  • 0.5 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 50-60 ml rejuvelac
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seed oil


Makes about 350g


  1. Soak the pumpkin seeds and cashew nuts overnight in water.
  2. The next day pour off the water, rinse and drain.
  3. Then put the nuts and seeds with the remaining ingredients in a stand mixer or blender and mix until you have a fine, creamy mixture. Stop the mixer several times throughout the process and scrape the mixture down towards the blade. The quantity of rejuvelac required depends greatly on the mixer used and the time spent soaking. You need to achieve a smooth, soft mixture.
  4. Put the cheese in a glass or ceramic bowl, cover with a plate and allow to ferment for around twenty-four hours at room temperature. The longer it ferments, the stronger it will taste. In contrast to the other cheeses, do not leave this cheese to ferment for longer than twenty-four hours, particularly in the summer. The oil can cause it to go off!
  5. The cheese can be kept in the refrigerator for about five days.

More from Homemade Vegan Cheese Yoghurt and Milk:

homemade-vegan-cheese-yoghurt-milkDairy goes vegan! The recipes in this book are all temptingly good. They are clear and simple and you are led through each process step-by-step. There are basic recipes, such as cashew cheese, on which other recipes then build and a whole range of vegan “milk classics” to make. Vegan cheese, yogurt, tofu, milk, cream and butter are surprisingly diverse and easy to prepare. There is even a recipe for cheese dip for nachos, and mac-and-cheese. In addition to the cheeses you will find plenty of spreads, butters with different flavours and full-bodied delicacies such as ricotta or mascarpone. And there are faster variants such as the “pizza cheese.” You'll be surprised how little effort vegan products take to make at home. Once again proof that the vegan diet is quite versatile.

Reprinted with permission from Homemade Vegan Cheese, Yoghurt and Milk by Yvonne Hölzl-Singh and published by Grub Street, 2018.



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