Day 294 – Basic Fermented Nut Cheese

This is the first cheese I have made that actually is able to be formed into a cheese round.  Tastes great too!

Ingredients:

1 cup macadamia nuts, soaked for 2-4 hours

1/2 cup filtered water

1/2 Tsp. probiotic powder

1 Tsp. nutritional yeast

1/2 Tsp. lemon juice

1/2 Tsp. sea salt

Method:

In a blender, process together the water, probiotic and nuts until completely smooth.

Line a strainer with cheesecloth, letting the excess cheesecloth hand over the sides.  Place the strainer over a large bowl and pour the cheese mixture into the cheesecloth, then fold the excess over the cheese so it is covered.

Place a weight on top that is heavy enough to gently compress the cheese.

Place the bowl with the strainer on the countertop for at least 24 hours (no more than 48 hours) to allow the cheese to culture at room temperature.

Take the cheese out of the cloth and place in a small bowl, add the nutritional yeast, lemon juice and salt and stir with a wooden spoon.

Place in the fridge to chill for at least 8 hours or overnight before using.

Keeps in the fridge for 5-7 days or freeze 🙂

Enjoy!

Ally x

Giving credit where credit is due…

Thanks Amber Shea – another great recipe that works and tastes great!  This is going to be great for quenching my cheese cravings.

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