One thing I hear again and again from people transitioning to a vegan diet is that it’s so hard to give up cheese. Believe me, I get it! How much fun would pizza, nachos and mac & cheese be without the cheese? Fortunately, there are plenty of options these days when it comes to vegan cheese, and some of the best are homemade. If you’re new to making your own diary-free cheese, then check out our guide to vegan cheese. If you’d like to take a crack at homemade vegan cheese using a recipe, you’re in the right place! Here are 15 of our favorite vegan cheese recipes.
Cranberry & Pecan Vegan Cheeseball
This festive vegan cheeseball is ideal for holiday celebrations, but delicious enough to enjoy any time of year!
It wouldn't be pasta night without a heaping bowl of Parmesan cheese for topping. Good thing this vegan Parmesan from Yumsome whips up in two minutes!
Healthy Vegan Queso
This addictive queso dip from Making Thyme for Health is made from veggies, so no worries if you back for seconds.
Baked Almond Feta
Almonds are blended up with seasonings and baked to crumbly perfection to make this dairy-free feta from Yup It's Vegan.
Herb Crusted Smoky Vegan Cheddar Wheel
This creamy cheese wheel from Connoisseurus Veg gets is bright orange color and creamy texture from pumpkin puree.
Vegan Queso Blanco
Made from an ultra rich and creamy cashew base, you'll want to drizzle this vegan queso blanco from Veggies Don't Bite on everything.
Easy Vegan Pimento Cheese
Just five ingredients and two minutes are all that's needed to whip up this creamy vegan pimento cheese from Contentedness Cooking.
Easy Vegan Fondue
This luscious vegan fondue from Green Evi is guaranteed to satisfy all your stretchy, gooey, melty cheese cravings.
Extra Mature Vegan Cheddar
This vegan cheddar from Yumsome gets it's deep flavor from aging — just like conventional dairy-based cheddar cheese does.
Garlic & Dill Hemp Cheese
For anyone seeking a creamy nut-free vegan cheese, slather some of this garlic and dill hemp cheese from Connoisseurus Veg on a bagel.
Baked Tofu Feta
Tofu soaks up flavor like crazy, so you can easily marinate it to create a realistic vegan cheese, like in this baked tofu feta recipe from Fried Dandelions.
Vegan Spinach Ricotta
This creamy cashew-based ricotta from Eat Within Your Means is infused with spinach and fresh basil, and is perfect for creating a scrumptious dairy-free lasagna.
Vegan Rosemary Sage Cranberry Chevre
If you were ever a fan of goat cheese, give this sweet and savory vegan version from Fragrant Vanilla Cake a try.
Pistachio Crusted Vegan Cheese Ball
Pistachios add a layer of crunch and flavor to this creamy herbed vegan cheese ball from Jessica in the Kitchen.
Sundried Tomato Cashew Cheese
If the idea of creamy cashew cheese alone isn't enough to sell you, try this flavor-packed version from Loving it Vegan. It includes sweet and tangy sundried tomatoes.
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