Date and Walnut Vegan Cheese

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Date and Walnut Vegan Cheese

This is a great recipe for homemade date and walnut vegan cheese that can be made with just a few simple ingredients.

Quick and easy to make, this is great to serve with a fresh fruit platter or as part of a vegan cheese platter with crackers and nuts.

Date and Walnut Vegan Cheese
Servings Prep Time
2cheese blocks 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
Votes: 14
Rating: 4.29
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Servings Prep Time
2cheese blocks 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
Votes: 14
Rating: 4.29
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Ingredients
Servings: cheese blocks Units:
Instructions
  1. Firstly, you're going to need a medium sized saucepan, a blender and some cheese molds (I used mini spring form cake tins)
  2. Add all the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into a medium size saucepan and gradually bring to the boil before reducing heat to a simmer.
  4. After 5-10 minutes the mixture will become thick and creamy (see video). Quickly pour the mixture into your cheese molds.
  5. Place the cheese molds into the fridge for about 1 hour or until set.
  6. Remove from molds and serve.
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By |2015-09-24T20:10:33+00:00July 3rd, 2015|Recipe, Videos|35 Comments

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Anja Cass is a popular vegan cook with a passion for creating healthy plant based recipes that taste amazing! Having lost over 50 pounds, beating early onset heart disease and having more energy than when she was 20, she is motivated to share her new lifestyle with you. Enjoy her delicious recipes to get you, your family and your friends on the path to healthy living!

35 Comments

  1. Glynis Scott July 4, 2015 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Hi Anja, This recipe looks wonderful, I can’t wait to try it. I take it your tablespoon is 20ml. I had trial and error with your Smoked Paprika cheese as my tablespoon (being NZ) is 15ml so we ended up with some very nice cream cheese. I have since had successful results with the recipe and just love the taste and it does grate nicely too. I’ve also made your cheese sauce recipe several times, just love it and it’s so easy. Thanks for sharing.

    • Anja July 4, 2015 at 11:22 am - Reply

      Yes, 20ml 🙂

  2. Kristine July 6, 2015 at 12:35 am - Reply

    I am a nut free vegan. Is the half cup walnuts a necessity for this cheese sauce to work ? Could it be left out and maybe more milk added instead? Thanks.

    • Anja July 6, 2015 at 1:59 am - Reply

      You can use cooked quinoa instead 🙂

  3. Kristine July 6, 2015 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Awesome. Thanks.

    • Anja July 6, 2015 at 9:38 pm - Reply

      🙂

  4. Elsje Parsons Massyn July 9, 2015 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Anja – thanks for generously sharing your recipe – its so easy to make!!

    • Anja July 14, 2015 at 3:09 am - Reply

      Glad you like it 🙂

  5. Cathy Amos July 31, 2015 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Hi Anja, I have agar agar flakes. Could you provide an equivalent amount to use in place of the agar agar powder. thank you

    • Anja August 4, 2015 at 7:14 am - Reply

      About 3 to 4 times the amount.

  6. Cathy August 5, 2015 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Hi Anja, Thanks for the equivalent agar powder/flakes amounts. I just made the recipe but didn’t re-watch your video – just followed the written instructions. I ended up blending all of the ingredients as #2 in the instructions states. I didn’t keep the additional walnuts and dates out to add in later. I hope it still sets up and tastes good. I didn’t want to waste it.

    • Anja August 6, 2015 at 1:21 am - Reply

      Oh no, hopefully it still turns out ok.

  7. Carol August 17, 2015 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Hi Anja, i just made your Herb and garlic cheese. It smells good but i haven’t tasted it yet as it’s still cooling off in the fridge. I have made way too much of it so i need to know how long it will last in the fridge and if i can freeze some of it. Will it still be ok once thawed?….Thank so much Anja, bye…

    • Anja August 21, 2015 at 2:31 pm - Reply

      It will last about a week in the fridge. You can freeze it but it may thaw a little softer. Definitely best eaten fresh 🙂

  8. Gwen August 18, 2015 at 5:30 am - Reply

    How long will it keep refrigerated if you don’t use both at once?
    thanks

    • Anja August 21, 2015 at 2:33 pm - Reply

      About a week 🙂

  9. Geukhay Swee August 18, 2015 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Do they taste like cheese.
    Many years ago, my husband’s friend in Japan gave us soybean cheese, but need to add soya sauce and spring onions particles. It tastes wonderful, creamy and just like cheese.
    Instead of coconut milk and rice water can I use plain water.
    Can coconut milk are not 100%genuine, moreover taste do not resemble cheesy.simply coconut milk flavours.

    • Anja August 21, 2015 at 2:34 pm - Reply

      Yes, it tastes like cheese. You can use any plant milk that you like.

  10. Reed and Gwen August 20, 2015 at 5:48 am - Reply

    As SOON as I watched your video, I ordered the little springform pans, tapioca starch, and agar agar powder from amazon! Just put them in the fridge to set. The only difference I see in my cheese is that the color is more brown. I must have mixed mine in the blender longer.

    • Anja August 21, 2015 at 2:35 pm - Reply

      Glad you like it and have made it 🙂 Enjoy!

  11. Reed and Gwen August 20, 2015 at 7:43 am - Reply

    How long can this be kept refrigerated? Can it be frozen? How long?

    • Anja August 21, 2015 at 2:35 pm - Reply

      It will last about a week in the fridge. You can freeze it but it may thaw a little softer. Definitely best eaten fresh 🙂

  12. Cristina Monteiro August 23, 2015 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Anja I tried your recipe – however after leaving overnight in the refrigerator it did not get to point of which I was able to cut it – it bassically stayed too creammy – what possibly could have gone wrong? Thanks in advance

    • Anja August 26, 2015 at 6:58 pm - Reply

      Did you use agar powder or flakes. If using flakes you need to use 3 to 4 times the amount. Also, did you use metric measurements as stated or convert to imperial?

      • Cristina Monteiro August 27, 2015 at 11:21 am - Reply

        Anja I used agar powder and used metric measurments but as I am in Brasil and the metrics are a bit different (we dont use tbsp for instance) so this may have had an impact…… 🙁

        • Anja September 1, 2015 at 2:57 pm - Reply

          Oh no. I use 1 tbs = 20ml | 1 tsp = 5ml. Also, you need to cook it long enough to activate.

  13. Marlene February 9, 2016 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Hi Anja, I love your recipes. I want to try this Date and Walnut Vegan Cheese recipe, which sounds amazing! Do you think I could use corn starch instead of tapioca starch? Will it still work? Thanks in advance… 🙂

    • Anja February 12, 2016 at 6:49 pm - Reply

      It should be ok, but tapioca is great because it adds to the overall texture of the finished product.

  14. Mena March 27, 2016 at 8:27 am - Reply

    What is the reason to use tapica starch? Ive seen it in other of your recipes. What can I replace it with? How about rice flour?

    • Anja March 30, 2016 at 10:58 am - Reply

      It adds stretch to the texture. Rice flour won’t work the same. Try arrowroot.

  15. dilia July 15, 2017 at 6:49 am - Reply

    Hi anya 🙂 Thanks for sharing this recipe I tried it today and it only filled one lil cake tin instead of two. 🙂 any ideas why? what size are yours?

    • Anja August 1, 2017 at 11:38 am - Reply

      Mine are about the size of my palm.

  16. Barbara September 23, 2017 at 6:48 am - Reply

    I tried this today adding a pinch of chilli powder to it. Yum!! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  17. cheeseking March 24, 2018 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Anja: I will try this with using kappa carrageenan vic agar agar. Interesting recipe.

  18. Cheeseking March 25, 2018 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Anja This recipe should have stated add all the ingredients into the blender except the roughly chopped walnuts and dates. Then adjust the instructions accordingly. I used crznberries instead of dates and cut back on the salt to 1 tsp. But forgot to add the hot water. Will let you know how it turns out soon

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