Best Vegan Cheese Recipe Ever - Cranberry Dill Goat Cheese

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Course: Appetizer
Prep Time: 8 hours
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 - 1/4 cups
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Yvonne Ardestani of My Eclectic Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked overnight
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ cup cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill chopped

Instructions

  • Place cashews in a large bowl and cover with 3 inches of filtered water to soak overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Drain the liquid, rinse under cold water and drain again.
  • Place cashews, tahini, coconut oil, lemon juice, sea salt and 2 Tbsp filtered water in a power blender and secure lid.
  • Blend from low to high until creamy, taking breaks to scrape the sides of the blender with a silicone spatula to ensure everything gets creamed.
  • Place a strainer over a bowl and line it with 3 layers of cheesecloth. Spoon the cashew mixture into the center of cheesecloth, fold sides of the cloth over the cheese and form into 6 inch spherical loaf. Twist the ends of the cloth and secure with rubber bands or twist ties. Set it in the strainer over a bowl and let it stand for 12 hours at room temperature.
  • After the 12 hours are up, discard the excess water and chill for at least 3 hours.
  • Chop the cranberries and dill.
  • Unwrap the cheese and place it into a bowl. Add the 2 Tbsp of dill into the bowl and mix to combine.
  • On a 12”X12” piece of parchment or wax paper, place the cheese horizontally in the center to form a log. Use the paper to roll the log neatly into about a 6-inch log.
  • Combine cranberry and remaining dill in a bowl. Sprinkle onto the cheese log, using the paper to roll the log, ensuring the cranberry and fill adhere to the cheese.
  • Chill the cheese log, or enjoy right away with a cracker!
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments to enter our weekly photo contest! :) Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.2g | Protein: 6.3g | Fat: 21.9g | Saturated Fat: 6.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14.6g | Sodium: 439.2mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 2.6g
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