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Homemade vegan smoked mozzarella cheese on a wood platter

Homemade Vegan Smoked Mozzarella Cheese

  • Author: Meatless Makeovers
  • Prep Time: 5 min.
  • Boiling Cashews (Optional): 10 min.
  • Cook Time: 3 min.
  • Total Time: 8 min. (+ more for boiling/soaking)
  • Yield: 24 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Condiment
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


A stretchy cashew cheese with robust smoky flavor- this homemade vegan smoked mozzarella cheese only requires 6 ingredients and is a perfect addition to your next charcuterie board!


  • 1 Cup Raw Cashews (Boiled or Soaked)
  • 1/2 Cup Tapioca Flour (Starch)
  • 3 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Lemon (Juiced)
  • 2 Cups Hot Water
  • 1 tsp + 1/4 tsp Liquid Smoke (Optional)
  • 1Tbsp Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce (Optional)


  1. Soak the cashews overnight or boil them for 10 minutes. 
  2. Drain the cashews and place them into a blender along with the tapioca flour, nutritional yeast, salt, lemon juice, water and 1 tsp liquid smoke. 
  3. Thinly coat the inside of a few small wide mouth jars with oil for molds.
  4. Blend until very smooth, approx. 1 minute. 
  5. Pour the mixture into a high sided frying pan and place over medium-high heat. 
  6. Stirring constantly, allow the mixture to thicken until it becomes thick and smooth with no clumps. 
  7. Quickly and carefully pour the thickened mixture into your prepared molds. Tap the fill molds lightly on the counter to release trapped air. 
  8. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 3 hours. 
  9. Once solid, turn the mold upside down and lightly shake or touch to let it naturally release from the mold onto a serving plate. For extra smokiness, combine the optional ¼ tsp liquid smoke with 1 Tbsp liquid aminos or soy sauce and brush the top of the finished mozzarella cheese with the smoky mixture. 
  10. Slice and serve with crackers and fruit, bake on a pizza, or add it to a sandwich. 
  11. Leftovers still in the mold can be kept for 4-5 days in the refrigerator and sliced leftovers can be kept for 2 days in the refrigerator. Enjoy! 


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