If you’re a cheese lover, you might want to try something different: Rawmesan cheese. Yep, you read that right. Cheese that’s not made from dairy, but from nuts instead. With more people embracing a vegan lifestyle, nuts-made cheese has become increasingly popular as a dairy-free alternative. But even if you’re not vegan, it’s still worth a try. Nuts-made cheese comes in a variety of flavors, from tangy to smoky to spicy. Plus, it’s a healthier option as it’s lower in fat and calories compared to traditional cheese. So why not give it a whirl and see how it stacks up against your favorite cheddar or brie?
No lie, I make this weekly. I fell in love with this recipe a few years ago (when I was fully vegan) and it’s STILL a meal prep staple in our house. So, whether you’re plant-based, pescatarian or a thoughtful carnivore like me, you will love this quick cheesy topper, the Rawmesan Cheese! Garnish on soups, salads, grain bowls etc. and enjoy as a delicious alternative to cheese.
If you’re unfamiliar with some of the ingredients, nutritional yeast can be found in the spice isle (or online). It’s a good source or protein, fiber, vitamins and B minerals; specifically, thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), pyridoxine (B6), potassium and zinc. It also contains all nine essential amino acids, which means that it is a complete protein!
Brazil nuts are also full of healthy fat, protein, fiber and many important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. I’ve made a habit over the last few years to eat 2 Brazil nuts a day specifically for their selenium content, which is an essential trace mineral that helps support many bodily processes from cognition, immunity, fertility to thyroid health.
Why You’ll Love It
Made with fewer processed ingredients than traditional dairy cheese, making it a healthier option overall.
It’s a great option for those who are lactose intolerant or have milk allergies.
Brazil and Cashew nuts are great source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, but they also contain essential minerals like magnesium, zinc, and selenium, which can help support a healthy immune system and promote strong bones.
Recipe Cost Breakdown
½ cup organic raw Brazil nuts: $2.71
½ cup organic raw cashews: $1.83
3 cloves garlic: $0.18
2 tbsp nutritional yeast: $0.42
½ tsp dried thyme: $0.24
½ tsp dried basil: $0.45
Total Cost: $5.83
What You’ll Need
|½ cup organic raw Brazil nuts|
|½ cup organic raw cashews|
|3 cloves garlic, minced|
|2 tbsp nutritional yeast|
|1 tsp sea salt|
|½ tsp dried thyme|
|½ tsp dried basil|