36 Must-Have Vegan Cheese Recipes (Dairy-free)

These vegan cheese recipes are so tasty, you will never want to touch “real” dairy again.


Vegan Cheese Recipes

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Study shows that most people are afraid to switch from vegetarianism because they think they can’t give up cheese. It’s true that store-bought products are usually expensive, full of chemicals and don’t taste very good. But what if you could make your own cheese at home, customized by your own taste and preference?

Luckily, we have created a huge collection of the best, tested vegan cheese recipes that have proven to be even better than the original ones. These cheeses are so tasty that you will never be able to tell the difference!


Happy cooking!


Basic Vegan Cheese Recipes


1. Mozzarella

Vegan Mozzarella
Photo: Anna Banana

Recipe for the vegan version of Mozzarella cheese. Originated from Italy, it’s a semi-soft brined cheese with a fresh aroma.


2. Creamy Mozzarella

Vegan Creamy Mozzarella
Photo: Vegan Huggs

This recipe is perfect to use in a Caprese salad (mix with tomato slices and fresh basil leaves). The cheese is creamy and makes for delicious bite sized slices.


3. Tofu Mozzarella

Vegan Tofu Mozzarella
Photo: Living My Pinterest Life

A tasty and easy tofu based recipe for those who prefer beans over nuts.


4. Cheddar Cheese

Vegan Cheddar Cheese
Photo: Healthier Steps

Recipe for the vegan version of Cheddar cheese. Originated from England, it’s a hard cheese with a creamy flavor.


5. Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Vegan Cheddar Cheese Sauce
Photo: Veganosity

Sometimes it’s just great to have a cheese sauce at hand. It’s ideal for veggies slices or even for pasta. The bright yellow color of this sauce can even be a good decorating element.


6. Smoked Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese

Vegan Smoked Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese
Photo: My Darling Vegan

This one is for lovers of hot flavors. Jalapeno and smoke is a great pairing, especially in cheese.


7. Grateable Parmesan Cheese

Vegan Grateable Parmesan Cheese
Photo: Veggies Don’t Bite

Recipe for the vegan version of Parmesan cheese. Originated in Italy, it’s a hard cheese with a crystalline texture and strong aroma.


8. Easy Parmesan Cheese

Vegan Easy Parmesan Cheese
Photo: The Thriving Vegan

Are you craving Parmesan cheese but don’t want to spend hours looking for it in vegan shops? This super easy recipe has come for the rescue.


9. Parmesan Cheese

Vegan Parmesan Cheese
Photo: Jane’s Healthy Kitchen

Probably, the most perfect and authentic vegan Parmesan cheese recipe that you will find. The similarity is absolutely crazy. Totally addictive!


10. Aged Camembert Cheese

Vegan Aged Camembert Cheese
Photo: Full Of Plants

Recipe for the vegan version of Camembert cheese. Originated in France, it’s a soft cheese with a buttery and creamy texture and bloomy rind.


11. Smoked Cashew Gouda

Vegan Smoked Cashew Gouda
Photo: Julia’s Vegan Kitchen

Recipe for the vegan version of Smoked Gouda cheese. Originated in the Netherlands, it’s a hard cheese with a buttery texture and smoky aroma.


12. Almond Feta Cheese

Vegan Almond Feta Cheese
Photo: Sunny Side Hanne

Recipe for the vegan version of feta cheese. Originated in Greece, it’s a soft cheese with a creamy texture and strong salty flavor.


13. Tofu Feta

Vegan Tofu Feta
Photo: V Nutrition and Wellness

An effortless and super fast way to create feta cheese. Perfectly healthy alternative and optimal for busy weekdays too.


14. Pepperjack Cheese

Vegan Pepperjack Cheese
Photo: Baked In

Recipe for the vegan version of Pepper Jack cheese. Originated in the U.S.A., it’s a semi-soft cheese with a creamy texture and herbal aroma.


15. Aged Blue Cheese

Vegan Aged Blue Cheese
Photo: Full of Plants

Recipe for the vegan version of Roquefort cheese. Originated in France, it’s a semi-soft cheese with creamy texture, blue color and tangy flavor.


Vegan Creamy Cheese Recipes


16. Easy Cashew Ricotta

Vegan Easy Cashew Ricotta
Photo: Fooduzzi

Recipe for the vegan version of Ricotta cheese. Originated in Italy, it’s a fresh firm cheese with a fluffy texture and sweet flavor.


17. Ricotta Cheese

Vegan Ricotta Cheese
Photo: Nutritionicity

This Ricotta is the perfect cream cheese for crackers and sandwiches.


18. Cottage Cheese

Vegan Cottage Cheese
Photo: Vegan Family Recipes

Recipe for the vegan version  of cottage cheese. Originated in the U.K., it’s a soft cheese with a creamy texture and sweet flavor.


19. Spicy Cream Cheese

Vegan Spicy Cream Cheese
Photo: Beauty Bites

Take cream cheese and spiciness to create a fitting extra flavor for any Mexican food.


20. Cultured Coconut Cream Cheese

Vegan Nut-free Cultured Coconut Cream Cheese
Photo: Real Everything

If you are allergic to nuts or just don’t like them, you can make this delicious coconut cheese recipe. It’s just as tasty as the nut-based ones.


21. Easy Cheese Sauce

Vegan Easy Cheese Sauce
Photo: Eat Healthy Eat Happy

Any veggies can be eaten with a good appetite if they are drenched in an amazing cheese sauce, right? Perfect for kids or vegetable-hating adults.


22. Cashew Cream Cheese

Vegan Cashew Cream Cheese
Photo: Natalie Tamara

This super minimal cream cheese is only simple in its looks. The taste is like an amazing, creamy heaven.


23. Cheese Fondue

Vegan Cheese Fondue
Photo: The Edgy Veg

It’s scientifically proven that literally everyone will love you if you host a fondue party with a delicious vegan cheese sauce. You already have the recipe, now onto the guest list!


24. Sharp White Cheese Sauce

Vegan Sharp White Cheese Sauce
Photo: Veggies Don’t Bite

Mac and cheese can be a healthy meal choice if made with this tasty vegan cheese sauce. How amazing is that?


25. Nacho Cheese

Vegan Nacho Cheese
Photo: Yumsome

After making this divine vegan nacho cheese, you won’t even be able to look in the direction of store-bought ones. It’s truly amazing.


Vegan Cheese Ball Recipes


26. Nut Cheese Ball

Vegan Nut Cheese Ball
Photo: Lands and Flavors

Cheese balls are great for parties and get-togethers but cheese rolls are even better. Decorate them with nuts and dried fruit for a beautiful and mouth-watering appetizer.


27. Pistachio-Crusted Cheese Ball

Vegan Pistachio-Crusted Cheese Ball
Photo: Jessica In The Kitchen

Pistachios don’t get half of the spot light they deserve. It is such a versatile nut with a superb flavor and other properties that for example make it great with cheese.


28. Goat Cheese Tower

Vegan Goat Cheese Tower
Photo: Every Last Bite

You don’t have to shed tears for you can never eat goat cheese again. This finger licking recipe has been created and it is exquisite. Made with dried tomatoes and pesto it is a rich and hearty cheese.


29. Pistachio Nut Cheese

Vegan Pistachio Nut Cheese
Photo: Nest and Glow

Extremely easy to make, silky and luscious cheese that’s definitely not just for pistachio lovers.


30. Almond Cheese Spread with Garlic Herb

Vegan Almond Cheese Spread with Garlic Herb
Photo: Delightful Adventures

Herbs and garlic were made for cheese like this one. Cracker up and enjoy the wonderfully distinct flavors.


31. Trio of Almond Cheese

Vegan Trio of Almond Cheese
Photo: Maple Spice

The best way to use almonds in a savory recipe is probably by making these 3 cheese variations. Must have with white wine!


Vegan Sweet Cheese Recipes


32. Cream Cheese Frosting

Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
Photo: Detoxinista

It’s hard to believe how easy and creative this cream cheese recipe is. Perfectly healthy and guilt-free.


33. Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting

Vegan Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting
Photo: The Roasted Root

A cashew based frosting if you like to use protein-rich ingredients in your desserts. Or just eat it right out of the jar with a spoon.


Vegan Cheese Platter Recipes


34. Simple Cheese Platter

Vegan Simple Cheese Platter
Photo: Fooduzzi

Cheese platters are probably the easiest but at the same time most impressive way to awe your guests. This one is so simple, you can even make it on a 60 minutes’ notice.


35. DIY Charcuterie Board

Vegan DIY Charcuterie Board
Photo: The Plant Philosophy

If you are struggling to come up with creative and filling dinners, we suggest you try creating cheese platters a few times week. You will be surprised how filling and satisfying they are.


36. 3-Cheese Platter

Vegan 3-Cheese Platter
Photo: The Healthy Hour

Colorful, full of healthy and tasty food. What else do you need for the perfect and impressive cheese platter?


What meals to serve with vegan cheese?

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What are *your* favorite Homemade Vegan Cheese Recipes?

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