Pistachio-Covered Cashew Cheese

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

Pistachio-Covered Cashew Cheese
General Information
  • Appetizers
  • Savory
  • 2 hours 6 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 1 cup


  • 1 cup of cashew
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon (juice)
  • 4 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 teaspoons of water
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut (oil)
  • 1 teaspoon of miso (paste)


Without a doubt, this cashew cheese coated with pistachios will exceed your highest expectations. Cashews are versatile nuts that can be used in healthy desserts and savory dishes alike. They are a good source of plant-based protein as well as healthy fats, which help lower "bad" cholesterol, thus protecting the heart. Their mildly sweet flavor and soft consistency make them a great base for vegan cheeses, especially when seasoned with nutritional yeast and miso paste. Crusted with fiber- and potassium-rich pistachios, this cashew cheese is a delicious and wholesome treat.

  1. Soak the cashews for two hours.(2 hours)
  2. Then drain them and place them in a blender. Add the lemon juice and water and blend until smooth and creamy.(2 minutes)
  3. Add the nutritional yeast, salt, and the miso paste and blend to combine. Then add the coconut oil and give it a final mix. Place the mixture in a container and put in the fridge for a few hours.(2 minutes)
  4. When it hardens, take it out of the fridge and shape it into a disc. Cover it with chopped pistachios and serve!(2 minutes)

This tasty cashew cheese can be served alongside veggie sticks, like carrots, cucumbers, or celery. It also complements a variety of crackers, including sun-dried tomato sacha inchi crackers or homemade seed crackers with maca.