15 Irresistible Vegan Cheese Recipes

One thing I hear again and again from people transitioning to a vegan diet is that it’s so hard to give up cheese. Believe me, I get it! How much fun would pizza, nachos and mac cheese be without the cheese? Fortunately, there are plenty of options these days when it comes to vegan cheese, and some of the best are homemade. If you’re new to making your own diary-free cheese, then check out our guide to vegan cheese. If you’d like to take a crack at homemade vegan cheese using a recipe, you’re in the right place! Here are 15 of our favorite vegan cheese recipes.

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Cranberry Pecan Vegan Cheeseball

This festive vegan cheeseball is ideal for holiday celebrations, but delicious enough to enjoy any time of year!

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Vegan Parmesan

It wouldn’t be pasta night without a heaping bowl of Parmesan cheese for topping. Good thing this vegan Parmesan from Yumsome whips up in two minutes!

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Healthy Vegan Queso

This addictive queso dip from Making Thyme for Health is made from veggies, so no worries if you back for seconds.

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Baked Almond Feta

Almonds are blended up with seasonings and baked to crumbly perfection to make this dairy-free feta from Yup It’s Vegan.

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Herb Crusted Smoky Vegan Cheddar Wheel

This creamy cheese wheel from Connoisseurus Veg gets is bright orange color and creamy texture from pumpkin puree.

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Vegan Queso Blanco

Made from an ultra rich and creamy cashew base, you’ll want to drizzle this vegan queso blanco from Veggies Don’t Bite on everything.

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Easy Vegan Pimento Cheese

Just five ingredients and two minutes are all that’s needed to whip up this creamy vegan pimento cheese from Contentedness Cooking.

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Easy Vegan Fondue

This luscious vegan fondue from Green Evi is guaranteed to satisfy all your stretchy, gooey, melty cheese cravings.

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Extra Mature Vegan Cheddar

This vegan cheddar from Yumsome gets it’s deep flavor from aging — just like conventional dairy-based cheddar cheese does.

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Garlic Dill Hemp Cheese

For anyone seeking a creamy nut-free vegan cheese, slather some of this garlic and dill hemp cheese from Connoisseurus Veg on a bagel.

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Baked Tofu Feta

Tofu soaks up flavor like crazy, so you can easily marinate it to create a realistic vegan cheese, like in this baked tofu feta recipe from Fried Dandelions.

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Vegan Spinach Ricotta

This creamy cashew-based ricotta from Eat Within Your Means is infused with spinach and fresh basil, and is perfect for creating a scrumptious dairy-free lasagna.

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Vegan Rosemary Sage Cranberry Chevre

If you were ever a fan of goat cheese, give this sweet and savory vegan version from Fragrant Vanilla Cake a try.

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Pistachio Crusted Vegan Cheese Ball

Pistachios add a layer of crunch and flavor to this creamy herbed vegan cheese ball from Jessica in the Kitchen.

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Sundried Tomato Cashew Cheese

If the idea of creamy cashew cheese alone isn’t enough to sell you, try this flavor-packed version from Loving it Vegan. It includes sweet and tangy sundried tomatoes.

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Alissa Saenz crafts vegan recipes for her blog Connoisseurus Veg. When she’s not cooking and blogging about it, she’s probably engaging in some form of yoga, arts crafts, or lawyering.   Read more from Alissa →

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