Football-Shaped Vegan Cheese

Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.

Football-shaped plant-based cheese is just what you need for your next football-themed gathering. Cashew-based cheese made with the NutraMilk, is perfect for all sorts of diets your guests may have (vegan, paleo, keto-friendly). Enjoy!

Check out the health benefits of cashews, here.

INGREDIENTS

For football-shaped cheese

  • 1 cup cashew butter made with the NutraMilk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 cloves yield ~1 Tbsp)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (plus more to taste)
  • 3-4 tbsp. nutritional yeast (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1 4-oz. jar pimento peppers (drained)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

For coating (optional)

  • 1/4 cup chopped raw walnuts or pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 healthy pinch sea salt
  • vegan cream cheese or string cheese to make white line

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place the cashews in the NutraMilk container and press Butter Cycle for 2 minutes.
  • Open lid and add nutritional yeast, coconut oil, garlic, pimento peppers, and spices into container and press Butter Cycle for approximately 1-2 more minutes, until smooth.

  • Transfer the mixture to a sheet of plastic wrap. Gently wrap plastic around mixture and press it into a football shape. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

  • After refrigeration- gently peel away plastic wrap and transfer the football to a plate, reshape if necessary.
  • Mix all coating together and press into all sides of football. Make white lines with vegan cheese. Transfer to plate and serve with crackers, chips and/or fresh veggies.

 

Recipe inspired by Minimalist baker.