Herbed Cashew Cheese

3 cups raw unsalted cashews

1 cup water or less (start with ½ cup and add more as needed)

About 1 tsp probiotic powder (5 capsules, broken open)


Soak t he cashews for at least 2 hours and rinse well.  Place cashews in a food processor or blender with the water and the probiotic powder.  Mix until very smooth.  Do not add more water than you need to make smooth. Place the cheese into a nut milk bag and then into a fine mesh strainer.  Place a weighted plate on top of the cheese and let sit overnight to drain a little of the water and also to let the cheese ferment.  In the morning, scoop the cheese that is in the cheesecloth into a bowl.  At this point add…


Juice of 1 lemon

2 green onions, white and green parts, chopped

Large handful (about ¾ cup) chopped parsley

1 clove of garlic, minced

2 TBS nutritional yeast flakes

½ tsp sea salt

Cracked black pepper


Mix everything well and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.