New! Vegan Goat Cheese Recipe
Smooth, tangy Vegan Goat Cheese Recipe has superfood fresh noni and mimics dairy goat cheese in aroma and flavor. Amazing! Dairy-free, oil-free and gluten-free.
Appetizer, Condiment, Dips and Spreads
Maui Island, Plant-Based, Superfood, Wild Foraged
Soaking Nuts and Firming Cheese
raw macadamia nuts
noni fruit to yield 2 1/2 tablespoons juice
water, as needed
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Soak Macadamias Overnight
Place macadamias in a quart jar and cover with water. Soak overnight in the refrigerator.
Rinse and drain nuts well.
Make noni juice
Wrap ripe noni fruit in a cotton handkerchief, twist top, and squeeze to extract fresh juice.
Place soaked and drained macadamia nuts in a Vitamix or equivalent machine with noni juice, sea salt, and lemon juice.
Using tamper, process mixture until completely smooth. This will take some time. Avoid adding water and add no more than
tablespoons if needed.
Near the end of mixing, the cheese will give up its graininess and become silky smooth. It will likely be slightly warm.
Set two wide-mouth glasses on a counter and lay a square of cotton material over the top of each. Divide the processed cheese between the two lined glasses.
Twist top of cotton fabric to make tight bundles and secure at top of glasses with rubber bands.
Make sure cheese bundles hang above the bottom of the glass. Let cheese drip in refrigerator for one hour.
After one hour, tighten cloth bundles by wringing top. Secure again with rubber bands and let drip for another hour.
The cloth will absorb most of the liquid and only a little will fall to the bottom of the glass.
Recipe Ready Finished Cheese
Your vegan goat cheese is ready to eat now and can be stored in any covered dish you like to use as a spread.
Optional: Shape Sliceable Cheese Log
If you wish to shape your goat cheese into logs for slicing, take a fresh dry cloth and scoop cheese onto it.
Roughly fashion a log with your hands. Then roll log up in cloth and smooth firmly into shape twisting ends of the cloth.
Secure ends with rubber bands. You can now store your cheese log in cloth in the refrigerator.
Roll Cheese Log in Herbs or Crushed toppings
To make an herb-seasoned cheese log, roll in very finely minced herbs of choice. You need about
cup of the mixture.
You can also use crushed nuts or flowers. One of my favorite combinations is
Lay coating mixture on a plate and place fully chilled cheese log on top. Coat log with seasonings and pat firmly to cover.
Place herb-coated cheese log on a square of plastic wrap or parchment, roll up, and twist ends.
- Chill in freezer until firm, about 30 minutes to an hour, before slicing.
Freshly made vegan goat cheese will last two weeks in the refrigerator and 3 months in a freezer.
Use raw, unseasoned, unroasted macadamia nuts.
Check photos in recipe post to confirm your noni fruit is fully ripe.
Use a machine with a tamper and give enough time to blend a smooth cheese.
Twist tops of draining cloth tightly before securing to glass.
Freeze cheese logs 30 minutes to an hour before slicing.
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