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16 Homemade Vegan Cheese Recipes

Oh, cheese! It can be difficult to give it up when going vegan. However, there are so many options out there now…including vegan cheese recipes you can make right at home.

Collage of 4 vegan cheese recipes (feta, nacho cheese, ricotta, and a cheese ball.)

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“I could go vegan…but I’d miss cheese!”

I have heard that phrase so much, and I have also been guilty of saying it! Cheese is one of those things that is really tough to replicate without using animal products.

And we are so used to cheese on everything. Cream cheese on bagels, parmesan on pasta, nacho cheese dip with our chips, sliced cheese on all the sandwiches, and so much more. Cheese is everywhere.

Store-bought dairy-free/vegan cheese can be a total hit or miss. I’ve tried so, so many types from every different brand I could find. And about 75% of them are either absolute misses or just underwhelming.

However, I have found some totally delicious vegan cheese at the store!

Store-Bought Cheese Recommendations:

  • GoVeggie Cream Cheese
  • Kite Hill Mozzarella
  • VioLife Shredded Mozzarella
  • VioLife Shredded Cheddar
  • Follow Your Heart Sliced Gouda
  • Follow Your Heart Sliced American
  • Follow Your Heart Shredded Parmesan
  • Miyoko’s Garlic Herb Cheese Wheel
  • Field Roast Chao Slices

But don’t stop there! While store-bought vegan cheese has come a long way, I also recommend making your own at home. They are often easy to make, healthier, and totally customizable to your flavorful preferences!

For example, I’ve tried a few store-bought vegan cheese dips but none of them compare to my homemade queso!

Vegan Cheese Recipes

Delicious, vegan cheese recipes you can make right at home.

Vegan Queso

4.77 from 21 votes
This white vegan queso is made in a blender in just minutes!
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A tortilla chip being dipped into white vegan queso.

Vegan Nacho Cheese

4.77 from 42 votes
Healthy nacho cheese?! Yup! This recipe is so flavorful and perfect to dip in chips in or drizzle onto tacos.
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A person dipping a chip into nacho cheese

Vegan Cream Cheese

5 from 12 votes
Homemade vegan cream cheese is SO simple to make. This version is made with cashews.
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A bowl of vegan cream cheese on a wooden cheese board, surrounded by bagels.

Vegan Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Ball

4.89 from 9 votes
This cheeseball is always a hit, especially around the holidays!
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Easy Cheesy Vegan Parmesan

4.19 from 22 votes
Homemade, shakeable vegan parmesan cheese made from simple ingredients like cashews and nutritional yeast.
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Homemade Vegan Parmesan

Vegan Feta Cheese

4.60 from 5 votes
This easy vegan feta cheese substitute is made using tofu. Add to a charcuterie board, smear on toast, or toss into your favorite salad!
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All-Purpose Cheese Sauce

4.86 from 106 votes
The best vegan cheese sauce made in 5 minutes with just 8 ingredients. This easy sauce is great as a dip and as a pasta sauce.
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Cheese sauce in a pot

Vegan Ricotta Cheese

4.25 from 4 votes
Easy vegan ricotta made with soaked cashews and a block of tofu.
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toast with vegan ricotta cheese, spices and fresh herbs

Vegan Beer Cheese Dip

4.93 from 27 votes
Creamy, mouth-watering, and super flavorful vegan beer cheese dip…made in 10 minutes! Enjoy this dairy-free dip as a snack or appetizer.
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Pretzel bite being dipped into beer cheese dip.

Vegan Pepper Jack Cheese

This perfect vegan pepper jack cheese is creamy and spicy and perfect for sandwiches, quesadillas, cheese and crackers, and charcuterie boards. You’ll love how quick and easy it is to make your own vegan cheese! (aplantifulpath.com)
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Melty Stretchy Gooey Vegan Mozzarella

Ooey gooey vegan mozzarella you can put on pizza or dip chips in! (itdoesnttastelikechicken.com)
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Vegan Cheddar Cheese

Serve this stunning jalapeno cheddar cheese ball to your family & friends and they'll be amazed! (mydarlingvegan.com)
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Jalapeño Cashew Cheese Spread

This spicy vegan cheese spread makes for a great appetizer or to add flavor to sandwiches! (cadryskitchen.com)
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Smoked Paprika Basil Goat Cheese

Yup, you can even make vegan goat cheese! (wellvegan.com)
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Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing

This creamy tangy vegan blue cheese dressing is made with tofu and cashews. Use as a salad dressing, dip for or topping. (veggiefunkitchen.com)
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Extra Mature Vegan Cheddar

Missing that sharp cheddar taste? Try this recipe! (yumsome.com)
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  1. I have been a vegan for about 40 years. I used to use cashews the way you do until I read about how the are harvested. Is pretty horrible and cruel to the women who get stuck doing it. Haven’t used them since.

  2. I miss my cheese having to go Dairy Free. I’d love recipe for real sharp cheese and above cheese Thank you

  3. Oh, my goodness! So many tasty options! I would happily dig in to any of these vegan cheeses. Thank you for including me in your round-up!

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