Easy Melty Vegan Cheese

You can make vegan cheese at home more easily than you'd think and it tastes WAY better than store-bought, at a fraction of the price. This recipe is a great solution when you want cheese instantly. It can be eaten immediately, and you can put the remainder in the fridge or freezer to use later. I recommend freezing because the cheese hardens, making it easy to grate and melts better when reheated. Perfect for toasties, burgers, on pizza or tossed into tofu scramble. Recipe by Liz.

Serves 10 | Prep time: 15 mins | Cooking time: 10 mins


  • 2 cup plant-based yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp light miso paste
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Taste test and add salt as desired.
  3. Transfer mixture to a saucepan and bring to a simmer over low-medium heat (about 5 mins).
  4. Once simmering, the mixture will thicken. Reduce heat to low and continue to stir for an extra 1-2 minutes then remove from heat.
  5. Cheese can be eaten immediately or saved for later. If saving for later, shape into a ball then freeze or chill in the fridge.

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Guest Blogger Liz – Glow Diaries

Hello! I'm Liz Douglas, a former meat loving country girl turned vegan recipe creator and podcast host. Food has always been a big part of my life, and I used to work as a product developer and food buyer for some of Australia's largest food retailers. See all recipes by Liz

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  • Lydia Brown
    22 August 2021

    Hi Liz, this recipe looks so good but I’m allergic to soy is there an alternative to the miso paste ☺️

    • VeganEasy
      24 August 2021

      Hi Lydia, we’ll check with Liz and get back to you?

    • VeganEasy
      24 August 2021

      Hi again Lydia, Liz got back to us and has suggested the following alternatives: “chickpea miso paste or add extra nutritional yeast to increase the umami flavour.”
      Hope that helps. Let us know how you go!