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|