Vegan Melted Cheese

One of the characteristics that people miss most about cheese when they stop using it is its texture when it melts. This version of vegetarian cheese has a texture very similar to melted cheese, and therefore is excellent for use in recipes such as Salvadoran pupusas or any other recipe that requires melted cheese.


Quantity Unit Name Link Alternatives
½ cup cashews
¼ cup tapioca flour cassava or cassava starch
2 tsp lemon juice
1 ¼ cups water
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp garlic powder


  1. Soak the cashew nuts in water for a couple of hours to get a more creamy cheese, although it’s not absolutely necessary.
  2. Blend all ingredients until it’s well combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into a non-stick skillet and cook over medium heat until you get a sticky ball in the center of the pan.
  4. Stir constantly while cooking to prevent the mixture from sticking.
  5. Use in your favorite recipes for which melted cheese is needed.

Prep Time: 5 minutes (5 minutes cooking)
Yield: 1–2 tbsp (16–32 servings)
  1. Wrote down the vegan melted cheese recipe. I may be a little dense, but what you do with the “sticky ball” after it’s cooked. Do you let it cool, then grate it and heat it to melt it? How do you get melted cheese out of it?

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