Raw Vegan Cheddar
120g raw cashew nuts
4 tbs nutritional yeast
1 tsp salt (I used truffle salt for a smoker flavour)
50g agar-agar (this is a plant based setting agent, found at Healthfood store and Asian Supermarkets)
2 tbs olive oil
3 tbs lemon juice
3/4 tsp garlic powder
2 tbs fresh chopped chives (extra to garnish)
Soak cashew nuts in water, to activate*, for at least 2 hours. Add all ingredients, except for the chives, into a blender or food processor and blend until creamy. When creamy stir in chives and transfer into a small saucepan. Cook, stirring continuously on medium heat until mixture thickens until similar consistency of cream cheese. Pour into a small plastic container.
Set in fridge for at least 30 mins or until set.
*Activated nuts are easier for your body to digest and assists with nutrient absorption.