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Cashew Ricotta-style Cheese

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Cashew Ricotta-style Cheese

If you’re craving that think,creamy, cheesy ricotta taste then you’ve come to the right place. This cashew ricotta style cheese goes great in so many different recipes. If you’re loving the taste on its own, you can fold it through some pasta with some spring onion and enjoy it as it is, but it also makes  a great addition to a cannelloni stuffing and is one of the key aspects of our conchiglioni stuffed with spinach and ‘ricotta’ and makes the basis for our broccoli and ricotta tarts.

Basically, this is the must have vegan alternative for all your favourite itallian pasta dishes!




Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 2/3 cup / 100g of cashews

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 2 heaped tbsp nutritional yeast

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp celery salt

  • pinch of oregano

  • ⅓ cup / 80ml cold water



  1. You can either soak your cashews in cold water for a couple of hours, or (my personal choice) you can place them in a bowl and cover with boiling water and leave to soak for 5 minutes.

  2. After soaking, drain your cashews and place them in a food processor with all your other ingredients and blend until almost smooth!

  3. Your cashew ricotta is now ready to use, and once cooled will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.



I can’t wait to see what you guys use this one for! Don’t forget that you can share all your foodie makes with us using the hashtag #HBivore and the favourites will be reposted!

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Written by Amy Northwood
My passion for food and conservation has led me to where I am now! My aim is to show people that veganism can be diverse, tasty and adapted to fit every lifestyle and budget!
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