Rating: 3.5 stars
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This vegan cheese tastes like cheese and has a strong cheese aftertaste. The glutinous flour creates the firm and slightly chewy texture of melted cheese. The flax seeds creates its slimy quality. The cheese will always stay melted and will not harden. The top of the cheese can dry and solidify if toasted. It can be used for macaroni and cheese, fondue, toasts, pasta sauce, lasagna, burgers, sandwiches, cheese fries. You can put the mixture in a piping bag and squeeze it over the top of pizza to form random streaks of cheese over the toppings.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
10 mins
15 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix water, chickpea flour, rice flour, nutritional yeast, and flax seeds in a saucepan until dissolved. Add oil, onion, and garlic.

  • Place saucepan over low heat; cook and stir until mixture is the consistency of melted cheese, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute margarine for the oil if desired. Substitute 1 teaspoon onion granules for the fresh onion. Add more water and oil in step 2 if needed.

You can also microwave the mixture in a microwave-safe bowl at 30-second intervals, stirring, until thick and melted, about 3 minutes.

Variations: You can flavor the cheese with a little mustard or vinegar. You can add tomato paste to give it the color of Cheddar. You can also add soy milk if you want the color to be lighter, like mozzarella. You can thicken the mixture, 1 teaspoon at a time, with all-purpose flour, which also adds a little texture.

Nutrition Facts

302 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 25.5g; fat 20.1g; sodium 586.3mg. Full Nutrition