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Dairy-Free Soft Cheese

Dairy-Free Soft Cheese

This cheese is so delicious no one will know itís a healthy, dairy-free option.† Check out my article on 11 Reasons to Stop Eating Dairy to learn why you should forego dairy products.† This recipe offers all the benefits of yogurt and helps to balance your bowel flora.† While it requires time for fermentation, it only takes about 5 to 10 minutes of preparation time.

2 cups of raw, unsalted cashews, soaked overnight or about 10 to 12 hours
1 teaspoon probiotics powder or 2 capsules of probiotics opened (available in most health food stores and is sometimes called L. acidophilus or flora) and dissolved in 1 cup of pure water
1 teaspoon of Celtic sea salt or Himalayan crystal salt (or more to taste if desired)
1 to 2 teaspoons of onion powder
1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

In a blender or food processor, blend the soaked cashews with the probiotic powder and water mixture.† Place in a glass bowl, covered with a clean cloth and let rest for 10 to 14 hours to ferment.† Then stir in the salt, onion powder, and nutmeg until well mixed.† Form the cheese into a ball or press in a spring form pan and serve with crackers, pita bread, or vegetable crudite.

You can add a teaspoon or two of herbs like herbes du Provence to flavor the cheese once it has fermented or to coat the outside of a cheeseball.
You can serve the cheese coated with ground or chopped nuts like hazelnuts.
You can serve drizzled with a balsamic vinegar reduction.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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12:33AM PST on Dec 22, 2014


9:47PM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

sounds good!

3:57PM PDT on May 14, 2013

Would love to try this, thanks

10:59AM PDT on May 14, 2013

A lot of sea salt.... I love cheese.

6:25AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

It should be just like that traditional kind

5:52AM PST on Feb 28, 2013

This recipe sounds promising, as I love cheese in all its forms. While reading the recipe and thinking about dairy and non-dairy products, it has just dawned on me that since I stopped drinking cow's milk, I haven't had one serious hay fever attack, just the odd sniffle. I used to get them so badly I was absolutely miserable, and had to take medication. Could be a coincidence, but I don't know. Fingers crossed it lasts.

6:23AM PDT on Sep 7, 2012


4:28AM PDT on Sep 6, 2012

sounds great

4:02AM PDT on Sep 6, 2012


5:34PM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

Thank you, I'm going to try this!

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