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DIY Vegan Parmesan Cheese

DIY Vegan Parmesan Cheese

One of the reasons why it was difficult for some people including me to transition to Veganism is because of Cheese so in this recipe I am sharing with you our DIY Vegan Parmesan Cheese.

I never really thought before that it could be possible to make a substitute for Parmesan Cheese that tastes like Parmesan Cheese.

I was skeptical, to be honest, until I tried it on my Pasta and it feels like Parmesan Cheese!

Moreover, the best thing about this DIY Vegan Parmesan Cheese is that it is so fast to make and requires little ingredients.

This Parmesan Recipe is so wholesome too! 

For the main ingredient, we will be using Cashew Nuts.

Cashew nuts as we all know are a powerhouse of different nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.



Some of the benefits of Cashew Nuts are:

  • Cashew Nuts help reduce the blood pressure and cholesterol levels thus it can help to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
  • It also helps with the blood health as it is packed with iron and copper that works together to form red blood cells in our body.
  • It also contains a high level of lutein that is proven good for our eye’s health.
  • Though Cashew nuts contain a lot of fat, these are considered “good fats” that help prevent heart diseases.

If you want to read more about the health benefits of Cashew Nuts, Healthline has a good article about it.

Cashew Nuts DIY Vegan Parmesan Cheese

Aside from Cashew Nuts, we will also use Nutritional Yeast.

Nutritional Yeast is one of the rising vegan products.

It has become popular among vegans as a source of B12.

Though it is the same type as the yeast that we use in bread making, Nutritional Yeast is dead yeast.

The cells are killed during the process of making it.

For more comprehensive information about Nutritional yeast, you can check the Healthline website, they wrote a great article about the health benefits of Nutritional Yeast.


  • 1 Cup of Raw Cashew Nuts

  • ½ Cup of Nutritional Yeast (We are using Bob Mill’s)

  • 1 Tablespoon of Garlic Powder

  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt

  • 1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice


Prepare Ingredients

Prepare your Ingredients

Add in Food Processor

Combine all the ingredients in the Food Processor except Lemon Juice and blend it

Mix all ingredients

Add the Lemon Juice and blend again for a couple of seconds

Transfer in a Sealed Container

It’s done! Transfer it to a sealed container and refrigerate.

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2 thoughts on “Quick DIY Vegan Parmesan Cheese”

    1. Hi Miriam, we have a compilation of our favorite vegan recipes that you can access through subscribing to our Mailing List. Once subscribed, you will receive the link to the recipes and you can print it already! Hope you enjoy them as much as we did 😉

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