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Master of the Almond Cheese!

by Lisa on June 2, 2010

My second batch of Almond Cheese is fabulous. It’s just the right amount of cheesy, fluffy, and tangy…and I was tempted to try and age it longer to create sliceable cheese rather than spreadable, but I tasted it and it was so good I figured I should just go with it the way it was.

More of the liquid had drained out compared to last time, and it was definitely warmer in here too as the cheese fermented on the counter. Don’t get grossed out by the idea of it being fermented—you know what aged dairy cheese is, right?

Here’s what I did with it for dinner last night:

Spring mix, parsley, almond cheese, squeeze of lemon, splash of Zukav's Tomato Pesto Dressing, hemp seeds.

Joe is out of town, so I was sitting here eating my awesome salad by myself, and wishing I had someone to tell how wonderful it was.  That cheese is awesome, and I can’t wait to make it into a wrap or something else later today!

Do you have hesitations about nut-based cheeses?  What are they?  If you stop by, I’ll give you a sample!

  • Lisa B

    Shoot…hubby was at a Yankee game. We could have gotten together for your great salad and a teeny glass of wine?! You're very ambitious with the cheese making and ice cream! I'm lucky to get my daily “green drink” from a scoop lately.

  • Lisakthrives

    Ahhh…next time! I think about you every time I use my blender bottle for my green drinks…
    I'm using all these kitchen creations as a procrastination tool!

  • Christine

    Wow, I need to try making almond cheese, it looks wonderful! Since going high-raw, I eat a lot of nut and seed-based cheese alternatives and think they're great.

  • Lisakthrives

    Hi Christine,
    I totally recommend trying your hand at the almond cheese! It is amazing—I can't believe I haven't done it before this. I do really enjoy some brands of nut/seed cheese too (like Dr-Cow), but it's definitely more economical to make it at home. I've got all these creative recipes floating around in my head for things I want to do with it…….
    Thanks for the comment!

  • Veronica (lifewithnature)

    Hi Lisa,

    I finally jumped into the nut cheese wagon! My pine nut cheese experiment turned out delicious (I just posted about it). I will definitely make nut cheese again. In fact I don't know why I waited for so long before trying myself. Thanks to have inspired me to take the jump!

  • Lisakthrives

    I can't wait to try making it with pine nuts! It sounds fab…and the pic on your blog looks great too…

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