Raw Holiday Cashew Cheese Spread
2 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked
2 teaspoons brown rice miso (I use GenMai miso)
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons water
red pepper, chopped, to taste
parsley, chopped, to taste
green onion, chopped, to taste
1. Process cashews until smooth paste forms. Add in all other ingredients (except vegetables). Process until smooth.
2. Scoop into a bowl and cover with a towel or plastic wrap. Let sit in a warm place for 12-24 hours so the miso can ferment the cheese.
3. Then mix in veggies/herbs. Serve with crackers or cut up vegetables.
Source of recipe: Seriously, this is the best raw vegan cheese on the planet. OMG. My whole family was reveling in its cheesy goodness. Even my stepbrother who lives on McDonalds was astounded by how similar it was to real cheese! I couldn't believe it! If you want to impress non vegans with vegan food make this spread. I made this for our Christmas Eve dinner, but now that Christmas is over though you can change the add ins to whatever you like, something less festive looking, unless you're a fan of red and green.