Cashew Jack

by Alex
Cashew Jack — A variation on the Cashew Cheddar recipe already on our site. I find that this is a much creamier cheese and is perfect for pizza because of the olive oil. You can also experiment with herbs and spices such as adding a teaspoon of red pepper flakes to give it a kick. If you don’t want to add the garlic or onion powder, you don’t have to. You can also cut down the salt by eliminating it from the recipe. Also, this cheese can be grated or sliced. It freezes extremely well and melts brilliantly — especially in the microwave. Enjoy!
Total Time
8 hours
Difficulty
Medium

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Ingredients for Sereral slices Servings

  • 1 1/2 cups
    raw cashews
  • 4 cups
    cold water for soaking cashews
  • 1/2 cup
    water for blending
  • 3 1/2 cups
    boiling water to dissolve agar
  • 1 cup
    agar flakes (about 2 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup
    olive oil
  • 1/4 cup
    white miso
  • 1/2 cup
    nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper

Time

  • Preparation Time
    15 min
  • Cooking Time
    10 min
  • Total Time
    8 hours

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Method

  1. Soak cashews in 4 cups of cold water in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 8 hours. Drain and rinse well.
  2. Place soaked cashews in a blender.
  3. Add oil, 1/2 cup of water, miso, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper and spices and blend the cashew mixture until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the blender.
  4. Bring 3 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in agar flakes. Turn the heat down to allow mixture to simmer, stirring occasionally until all of the agar is dissolved — about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. With the lid on the blender and the pouring cap removed, turn the blender on low and slowly pour the water and agar mixture into the running blender.
  6. Blend thoroughly.
  7. Pour in to 2 well-oiled loaf pans, or 2 oblong Pyrex pans or – be creative and use any shape pan you like. Cover with waxed or parchment paper and refrigerate overnight.
  8. Cheese can be used once it is firm. It will last several days in the refrigerator. We recommend cutting the cheese into blocks of your desired size, wrapping them and putting them in the freezer to use when you want.

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