The History of Vegan Cheese
Satisfy your cheese cravings with these dairy-free cheese recipes.

Whether you’re thinking about going plant-based or simply want to omit dairy from your diet—there are a number of delicious vegan cheese recipes and dairy-free cheese brands on the market to try.

Vegan Cheese Brands

The plant-based brand Follow Your Heart can help you satisfy your cheese cravings with their wide selection of cheese shreds, blocks, and slices in flavors like mozzarella, cheddar, smoked gouda, and provolone.

Miyoko’s Creamery has all the non-dairy cheese fixings for your vegan charcuterie board. Stock up on the brand’s artisanal cheese wheels. Or try Daiya. The vegan brand carries a number of dairy-free cheeses in shred, slice, and block varieties. For a list of more than 80 types of vegan cheese available at Whole Foods Market, click here.

And for those looking to DIY—from nachos dip to grilled cheese slices—here are 25 vegan recipes that are sure to satisfy all your cheese cravings.

These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy

These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Dip your chips in this vegetable- and cashew-based vegan cheese sauce. | Bakerita

1. Vegan Cheese Sauce

Nachos lovers look no further. This vegan cheese dip is made with an array of vegetables, including onion, cauliflower, potatoes, and carrots, as well as cashews. Fun hack: if you eat this vegan cheese sauce all by yourself you can double dip as much as you want.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Try this sunflower seed-based vegan cheese. | Sweet Potato Soul

2. Vegan Sunflower Seed Cheese

It’s like cheese but made with sunflower seeds.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Top your crackers with this vegan cheddar cheese. | Nora Cooks

3. Cheddar Cheese Block

For a classic cheddar cheese, this vegan block is your go-to. This easy-to-make recipe can is perfect for grilled cheese sandwiches or for placing atop crackers.

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Indulge in this herbed vegan cheese block. | Vegan Blueberry

4. Herbed Vegan Cheese Block

Your vegan charcuterie board never looked so good with this herbed vegan cheese block. This cashew- and coconut oil-based cheese is packed full of herbs and other delectable spices.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Spread this cultured cream cheese on an everything bagel. | Yup It’s Vegan

5. Cultured Cashew Cream Cheese

This four-ingredient cashew cream cheese is loaded with probiotics. Spread on a bagel and enjoy.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Take a bite out of this creamy smoked cashew cheese. | Nest and Glow

6. Smoked Cashew Cheese

This creamy smoked vegan cheese is full of healthy nutrients, including vitamins, protein, and heart-healthy fats. Smoked paprika gives it a smoky taste and nutritional yeast gives it its signature cheesy flavor.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Breakfast is served with this tofu cream cheese. | Hot for Food

7. Garlic and Herb Tofu Cream Cheese

Your bagel never looked so tasty with this garlic and herb tofu cream cheese.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
This vegan mozzarella cheese was made for pizzas. | Connoisseurus Veg

8. Vegan Mozzarella Cheese

Perfect for melting atop pizzas, this vegan mozzarella cheese is made from nuts. It looks, cooks, and tastes similar to dairy-based mozzarella.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Enjoy a slice of this dairy-free blue cheese. | Full of Plants

9. Vegan Blue Cheese

Pair this vegan blue cheese with fruit for an appetizing snack.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Dunk your veggies in this dairy-free blue cheese dressing. | Loving It Vegan

10. Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing

Your salads never tasted so good with this vegan blue cheese dressing. It’s creamy and cheesy without all the dairy.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Try this vegan aged camembert cheese. | Full of Plants

11. Vegan Aged Camembert Cheese

For the more refined of palates, this vegan aged camembert cheese is as sharp as it is creamy. Just make sure you’ve slotted time to make this non-dairy cheese because it takes three weeks to make!

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Sprinkle a dash or two of this vegan parm on top of your favorite pasta. | Vegan Huggs

12. Vegan Parmesan Cheese

What’s pasta without a sprinkle of vegan parmesan cheese? Luckily, you don’t have to miss out on this dairy-free staple. Requiring only six ingredients and ten minutes to make, this vegan parm will make your salads, pizzas, and pasta dishes even more delicious.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
This vegan cheese ball is covered with almonds and cranberries. | Yup It’s Vegan

13. Spicy Smoked Vegan Cheese Ball

This spicy smoked vegan cheese ball will be the talk of any get-together. The dairy-free cheese ball is as tangy as it is savory. It features smoky notes from whiskey and spicy notes from paprika.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Try this creamy vegan queso blanco. | Veggies Don’t Bite

14. Vegan Queso Blanco

Take your Mexican-inspired dishes to the next level with this non-dairy queso blanco. The creamy, vegan dip is made from a combination of potatoes, cashews and cashew milk. Again, sharing is optional.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Top your salads, pizzas, and sandwiches with this non-dairy feta cheese. | Bianca Zapatka

15. Vegan Feta Cheese

All deliciousness—no dairy.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
This cheese sauce is perfect for mac n’ cheese. | Clean Family Eating

16. Butternut Squash Vegan Cheese Sauce

Perfect for drizzling atop broccoli or in macaroni and cheese, this butternut squash cheese sauce is every cheese-lovers dream. Made with simple ingredients, this dairy-free cheese sauce will definitely have you going back in for seconds.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Top your pies with this vegan mascarpone. | Veggies Don’t Bite

17. Vegan Mascarpone

This Italian-style mascarpone is sweet, creamy, and dairy-free.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Indulge, guilt-free, in this low-fat vegan cheese sauce. | Nutriciously

18. Low-Fat Vegan Cheese Sauce

Looking for a low-fat, non-dairy cheese option to take your favorite dish to the next level? Look no further than this vegan cheese sauce. Mix it in pasta or a plant-based casserole.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Enjoy in a sandwich or atop crackers. | The Hidden Veggies

19. Vegan Pepper Jack Cheese

A classic pepper jack cheese, minus the dairy.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Your pizzas never tasted so good with these vegan mozzarella balls. | Bianca Zapatka

20. Vegan Mini Mozzarella Balls

Melt these creamy mini mozzarella balls atop pizza for a decadent, savory lunch or dinner. Or, slice and eat atop bread with tomatoes for a refreshing brunch.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Try this creamy, cashew-based cheese ball. | Minimalist Baker

21. Spicy Vegan Cheese Ball

This spicy vegan cheese ball is sure to be the talk of any party.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
This cashew nut cheese is packed with probiotics. | Flo and Grace

22. Raw Cultured Cashew Nut Cheese

Another go-to option for your plant-based charcuterie board, this raw cultured cashew nut cheese is packed with probiotics. And the best part about this recipe? You only need three ingredients to make it.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
This vegan goat cheese is made with macadamia nuts and cashews. | The Crushing Cancer Kitchen

23. Vegan “Goat” Cheese

No animals were harmed in the making of this macadamia nut- and cashew-based, vegan goat cheese.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Melt this raw cashew-based mozzarella over pizza. | Green Evi

24. Raw Vegan Cashew Mozzarella

Satisfy your cheese cravings with this raw vegan cashew mozzarella.

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These 25 Vegan Cheese Recipes Will Make You Forget About Dairy
Make this almond-based ricotta cheese. | Minimalist Baker

25. Whipped Almond Ricotta

Creamy, whipped, and dairy-free.

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