Recipe: Red Leicester Cheesey Cheese

by Polly N on August 28, 2010

I LOVE cheese. I really do, or did. But these days I choose not to eat it as, well, I can’t be sure it didn’t come from a hormone filled, stressed out, bred out of it’s natural environment, off it’s udders on antibiotics cow. I’m not going to go on about it but if you want to read what’s so wrong with cheese, see this. So I make my own. It really does taste just like cheese. AND my dad likes it which must mean that it’s good as he is the fussiest man alive.

It’s actually quite amusing as everyday I make something new, I offer it (read: force feed) to my friends and family. At first they screw up their noses which as it touches their tongue then turns into an eyebrow raise, a nod of the head and a smile which means, “Actually, it’s alright!”

So how do you make homemade cheese? NUTS! Nuts nuts and more nuts and few other things but mainly, you got it, nuts.

I just whipped up some red leicester-looking soft cheese which has quite a smoky taste in all of 3 minutes.

Cheesey Cheese

  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup red sweet romano pepper (or red bell pepper)
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon tamari or nama shoyu

Blend in a Vitamix or food processor and use as a dip, cheese spread for a pizza base, crackers or anything else you fancy! (Depending on the food processor you use, you might find it comes out slightly chunkier as the Vitamix is the only machine I know of that is able to make nuts into a creamy texture)

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Anneliese August 30, 2010 at 4:32 am

hi. i get hapy milk raw, from my friendly local christians! i love them and their happy ways. Go you good thing.


Gina Dalton July 11, 2011 at 8:16 pm


I made this last night and it was delicious. There was enough left over to take to work for lunch today but I have to say the garlic had become very strong overnight in the fridge and my co-workers complained a bit. Was still delicious though :-)

Then I freaked them out with my green juice.



polly July 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm


That’s awesome! You ROCK! Keep spreading the green juice message! ;o) xx


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