Rawmesan Cheese 

5 Minutes

super easy

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

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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

Nutritional Information

109 Calories
10 g Total Fat
3 g Net Carbs
1 g Fiber
149 mg Sodium
1 g Sugar



Pulse all ingredients in a small food processor until nice and crumbly. Store in the refrigerator and enjoy with or on anything that you’d like to have a hint of healthy cheesiness!
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