22 October 2012

I Made Cheese! I Made Cheese!

So I made cheese!
My very first cheese :)

This is how I did it:

2 Cans of Coconut Cream
1 tsp Red Balsamic Vinegar
3 tbsp Agar Powder
4 tbsp Arrowroot Powder
2 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tbsp Vegg
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Tumeric

Bring coconut cream to the boil.Add vinegar, agar and salt. Whisk the lumps out and turn heat down to medium. Add the remaining ingredients, constantly whisking to avoid lumps.
In a plastic container line the bottom with baking paper. Pour the cheese mixture into the mould and cool for a few hours. The cheese will solidify the further it cools down. You can slice it like cheese, it melts, but doesn't get 'gooey', you cant win them all huh?

Things I would do different?
Nooch instead of Vegg, it just gives it that Vegg aroma that I cant handle - and I would double the amount. Also I would try adding some Braggs for a little umami? Maybe black pepper?
Now I have this basic recipe I am really excited to shake things up, once I have perfected the flavour it could be ok to be served with crackers? I coat the outside with parsley and crushed nuts, so many ideas, so little time!!!


  1. What size are the cans of coconut cream?

    1. Hi! I just used a normal can size 420g

  2. Coconut cream or coconut milk? I used coconut cream, which i shouldn't have, knowing how sweet it is and this didn't come out whatsoever. I'm trying this again with coconut milk. I don't get your seasonings either - I jazzed it up my own way because it didn't taste good at all

    1. Hi Brandon, I definately used coconut cream! What didn't you get about the seasonings? Let me know how your second try goes!

  3. This is delicious! I can't believe those ingredients combined to make such a delicious cheese that tastes like a cheddar!!! It was easy to make. My wisk wasn't effective enough to remove lumps, so I used an immersion blender, and it worked perfectly. Thank you for this recipe!