Vegan Parmesan from The Best Homemade Vegan Cheese & Ice Cream Recipes

By Kiersten | Last Updated: September 13, 2016

Vegan Parmesan Cheese

Why We Love This Recipe

A bowl of pasta just isn’t the same without a dusting of parmesan cheese. With nutritional yeast and almonds, this vegan substitute mimics both the cheesy tang and the slight nuttiness of the real deal.

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Making your own cheese and ice cream can be a bit of a challenge if you’re trying to pull it off without dairy—having some reliable recipes in your pocket is a must (believe us, you don’t want to wing it when it comes to making vegan cheese!). The Best Homemade Vegan Cheese and Ice Cream Recipes is full of tried-and-true recipes that will have you whipping up your own dairy-free ice creams and cheeses in no time.

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Vegan Parmesan


Makes 1 small jar


  • 1/2 cup raw cashews 125 mL
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds 125 mL
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds 10 mL
  • 1 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast 22 mL
  • 1 tsp sea salt 5 mL
Print recipe


  1. In food processor, combine cashews, almonds, sesame seeds, yeast and salt; process to a fine, slightly grainy powder. Use immediately or transfer to a jar or airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week.


For a cheese with an even finer texture, use 1 cup (250 mL) cashews and omit the almonds.

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