Saturday, 14 April 2012

aged pine nut cheese with garlic & rosemary

Oh so creamy. Oh so delicious. Oh so dairy-free. You need to make this... oh so soon. 

After learning from my first go at nut cheeses, I have improved the recipe. I used half pine nuts, put it through the Vita-Mix and didn't freeze it (still smacking my forehead for that). It ended up being SUPER creamy and full of flavour. I let it age for 3 days this time and warmed it in the oven for about an hour, which developed the flavour and rind ever more.

My mom, who used to be a cheese lover and has practically given up dairy now, says that she loves this. Greg said he liked it too although "it's nothing like cheese". I have to agree. Don't expect cheese when you eat this - it's not! It's delicious cashews, garlic and rosemary. Enjoy the incredible flavour and texture for what it is. I guess you could call it Nut Pate if you want. Anyway - it's tasty and good for ya.

Aged Pine Nut Cheese with Garlic & Rosemary: makes 1 wheel 
1 cup pine nuts
1 cup cashews
1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
Juice of a lemon 
1 tbs sun dried tomatoes 
2-3 tbs whole rosemary 
Salt & pepper, to taste
1 cup water
2 tbs favourite oil 
Soak the nuts for around 2 or 3 hours. Blend all ingredients in high speed blender or food processor (blender really makes a difference though) until smooth. See if you like the taste. Change it until you do.
Line a colander with a cheesecloth and put it in a bowl. Transfer the cheese mix into the colander and set it in a warm place for 1 or 2 days. Then leave it in the fridge for another day. You can dehydrate it or put it in your oven at a low temperature for maybe 30 minutes so it develops a crust. Enjoy!

In other news: I watched A Night At The Roxbury a few nights ago and my love of disco has been reborn.  I downloaded the album, and as I wrote this post I was listening to this:

And this...

Besides, the music videos are freakin' amazing. 


Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes said...

This is such a fun post, I have not yet explored the wonderful world of vegan raw cheese making, you have just inspired me to get moving on that!

Also, because I love your blog and you I have nominated you for the Liebster Award, check out SMBP latest post for details :)

Emily von Euw said...

Oh my kale, thank you so much! I can't tell you how happy that makes me =D
And yes - raw cheese is the best. The flavour is amazing. I really reccommend trying to make it as smooth as possible. And letting it age for maybe 4 days. Tell me how it goes!

cookingwithlysa said...

Wow this is amazing. nut cheese is so delicious!! I am writing this down and making it shortly.
PS I have the same little crackers and they are delicious!!xxxx Lysa

Emily von Euw said...

Aren't the crackers great? They look just like raw crackers I've made before so you know there aren't any weird ingredients. Yes, tell me how it goes =)

Kavi said...

You have an awesome blog! :)

Emily von Euw said...

Thanks so much, Kavi! I just checked out your blog as well and it's really diverse =) LOVE Indian food.

Anonymous said...

I am going to make this ASAP I can not wait!!! I have Flax Seed Crackers in the dehydrater as right now will be ready anytime.

Emily von Euw said...

woo hoo! sounds perfect. i really hope you like the recipe :)

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Laura said...

This looks amazing! I would make this right now but *sigh* I do not have pine nuts on hand :( Everything else I do, though, so as soon as I get me some pine nuts, I'm going to make this. Thank you for sharing--you are so talented!!

Emily von Euw said...

Wah :( You could also use cashews!

Laura said...

I just got pine nuts today!!! So nut cheeze IS happening tomorrow! :))

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous recipe. I'm making it tomorrow. As for the music... Honey, I did dance to it all night. The nineties were SO much fun.

Danell Bliss said...

So first of all I want to say that I am new to this world and ... You... My dear Canadian friend... Are ABBASOLUTELY FABULOUS!!! These recepies are amazeballs!!! I was wondering how long you think the cheese can keep after dehydrating it? At this moment it's still in the fridge ageing, maybe for one more day.

Oh and FYI totally watched "A Night at the Roxbury" last night! That movie is so crazy haha ��

Emily von Euw said...

Hahah perfect - it's so fun to watch and dance to. Thank you! You can keep it for a week maybe? It gets better with age for awhile but of course everything eventually goes bad.

Anonymous said...

Can I do this in a food processor instead of a blender? No vitamix yet :(

Emily von Euw said...

Yep :)

SamaraScott said...

How long does the cheese last? can't wait to make this and show the world how awesome vegan food is

Emily von Euw said...

@SamaraScott - it might last for a week or two? keep it covered in the fridge!

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