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This super easy vegan cheese recipe can be made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend of both for a simple, quick and delicious creamy vegan cheese that complements a variety of foods! Nut-free and keto friendly!

 This super creamy and flavorful vegan cheese if made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend for a super quick, easy and versatile vegan cheese recipe that is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free and KETO! #vegancheese #vegancheeserecipe #seedcheese #easyvegancheese #vegancreamcheese

This flavorful vegan cheese has fast become a staple around here. Its quick & easy preparation and flavor just can’t be beat!

 This super creamy and flavorful vegan cheese if made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend for a super quick, easy and versatile vegan cheese recipe that is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free and KETO! #vegancheese #vegancheeserecipe #seedcheese #easyvegancheese #vegancreamcheese

 This super creamy and flavorful vegan cheese if made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend for a super quick, easy and versatile vegan cheese recipe that is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free and KETO! #vegancheese #vegancheeserecipe #seedcheese #easyvegancheese #vegancreamcheese

This Easy Vegan Cheese is

  • Super creamy.

  • Rich and flavorful.

  • Versatile and can be seasoned to your liking, allowing it to accompany a wide variety of dishes.

  • Quick and easy to make.

  • Rich in protein, fiber and nutrients.

  • Vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, low carb, keto diet friendly, and sugar-free.

 This super creamy and flavorful vegan cheese if made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend for a super quick, easy and versatile vegan cheese recipe that is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free and KETO! #vegancheese #vegancheeserecipe #seedcheese #easyvegancheese #vegancreamcheese

 This super creamy and flavorful vegan cheese is made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend for a super quick, easy and versatile vegan cheese recipe that is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free and KETO! #vegancheese #vegancheeserecipe #seedcheese #easyvegancheese #vegancreamcheese

 This super creamy and flavorful vegan cheese is made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend for a super quick, easy and versatile vegan cheese recipe that is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free and KETO! #vegancheese #vegancheeserecipe #seedcheese #easyvegancheese #vegancreamcheese

What is Needed to Make Vegan Cheese?

 This super creamy and flavorful vegan cheese is made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend for a super quick, easy and versatile vegan cheese recipe that is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free and KETO! #vegancheese #vegancheeserecipe #seedcheese #easyvegancheese #vegancreamcheese

Learn more about Nutritional Yeast HERE

 This super creamy and flavorful vegan cheese is made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend for a super quick, easy and versatile vegan cheese recipe that is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free and KETO! #vegancheese #vegancheeserecipe #seedcheese #easyvegancheese #vegancreamcheese

How to Make Easy Vegan Cheese

  1. Combine.

  2. Blend.

  3. Enjoy!

 How to Make Vegan Cheese step by step process shots - This super creamy and flavorful vegan cheese is made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend for a super quick, easy and versatile vegan cheese recipe that is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free and KETO! #vegancheese #vegancheeserecipe #seedcheese #easyvegancheese #vegancreamcheese

Great Ways to Enjoy Vegan Cheese

  • Served alongside crackers. Like these Sea Salt Chickpea Crackers (as shown in photos).

  • On bagels (it’s like a flavored cream cheese!), toast, sandwiches and wraps.

  • With fruit and nuts.

  • In quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas.

  • To top off tacos and salad.

  • Inside of homemade ravioli or to top off pasta dishes.

  • Alongside roasted veggies, grains or buddha bowls.

 This super creamy and flavorful vegan cheese is made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend for a super quick, easy and versatile vegan cheese recipe that is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free and KETO! #vegancheese #vegancheeserecipe #seedcheese #easyvegancheese #vegancreamcheese

 This super creamy and flavorful vegan cheese is made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend for a super quick, easy and versatile vegan cheese recipe that is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free and KETO! #vegancheese #vegancheeserecipe #seedcheese #easyvegancheese #vegancreamcheese

Top Tips for Making Seed Cheese

  • For the absolute quickest and easiest version of this cheese, I suggest buying a bag of pre-salted, pre-seasoned sprouted seeds. We absolutely LOVE these.

  • Otherwise, simply choose to use pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or a blend of both.

  • If using pre-seasoned, pre-salted seeds, use all ingredients minus the added seasonings and only 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  • If using plain, unsalted seeds, try any of the following flavor combinations found below and 3/4 teaspoon salt.

  • Nutritional yeast is optional, but certainly lends a cheesier flavor to this recipe.

  • Lemon juice can be used in place of apple cider vinegar.

  • If you find your blender or food processor to be less than ideal or want to ensure a smoother cheese, soak the ingredients for up to 2 hours before blending.

  • This cheese stores well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

 This super creamy and flavorful vegan cheese is made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend for a super quick, easy and versatile vegan cheese recipe that is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free and KETO! #vegancheese #vegancheeserecipe #seedcheese #easyvegancheese #vegancreamcheese

Vegan Cheese Flavor Combos

To each batch of cheese add one of the following seasoning combinations:

  • Garlic & Thyme – 2 cloves garlic, 1/2 teaspoon thyme

  • Pepper Jack – 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes, 1 jalapeno or serrano pepper

  • Spicy Italian – 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 garlic clove

  • Mexican Delight – 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds or ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, use lime juice instead of vinegar

  • You can also enjoy this cheese plain without any seasonings!

  • Some other spice ideas: curry powder, za’atar seasoning, more nutritional yeast, black peppercorns, smoked paprika.

 This super creamy and flavorful vegan cheese is made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend for a super quick, easy and versatile vegan cheese recipe that is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free and KETO! #vegancheese #vegancheeserecipe #seedcheese #easyvegancheese #vegancreamcheese

More Vegan Cheese Recipes

Vegan Cultured Pepper Jack Walnut Cheese

 This super creamy and flavorful vegan cheese is made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend for a super quick, easy and versatile vegan cheese recipe that is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free and KETO! #vegancheese #vegancheeserecipe #seedcheese #easyvegancheese #vegancreamcheese

If you try this recipe please let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, share this post, use Pinterest’s “tried it” feature, or take a photo, & tag me on Instagram and I’ll share it! Thank you so much! <3

As shown served alongside THESE crackers.

Easy Vegan Cheese

seed cheese

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Author: Kristen Wood | 7-17-2019

  • prep time: 10 minutes
  • cook time: 0 minutes
  • total time: 10 minutes

Yields: approx. 1 1/2 cups creamy cheese


PLEASE NOTE: See the ‘Tips’ section above in the post for best results!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup seeds (pumpkin, sunflower or a blend)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt if using salted/seasoned seeds; 3/4 teaspoon salt if using unsalted seeds
  • Seasonings of choice (see the Tips and Flavor Combos section above in the post)

Instructions:

  1. In a food procesor or blender combine all of the above ingredients.
  2. Let sit for ten minutes.
  3. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Enjoy!

Nutrition:

  • Serving: 1/4 cup
  • Fat: 3 grams
  • Calories: 46
  • Carbs: 2.8 grams
  • Fiber: 1.3 grams

NOTE: Please see ‘Tips’ above in the blog post for suitable substitutions, storage advice and more!

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 This super creamy and flavorful vegan cheese is made with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or a blend for a super quick, easy and versatile vegan cheese recipe that is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free and KETO! #vegancheese #vegancheeserecipe #seedcheese #easyvegancheese #vegancreamcheese

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Hi! I'm Kristen -- a mama, photographer, and recipe developer who calls Arizona home. I enjoy sharing both wildly creative and ridiculously practical gluten-free vegetarian dishes that are approachable for all. Everything you see here is infused with a bit of nature, magic and good health. XO.

2 Comments

  • Priya Dogra
    03/19/2020 at 2:39 AM

    This was really super easy vegan cheese recipe. I love the blend of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. It is really a treat to have this butter almond bread and cookies.

    Reply
    • Kristen Wood
      03/21/2020 at 10:19 AM

      I’m happy to hear that. Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

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