Super Easy Tofu ‘Feta’

I remember when there wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t eat cheese. I’d suffer from tummy pains, eczema, and wobbly bits on my body where I didn’t want them, but still I wouldn’t step away from the cheese. Thankfully I finally got savvy, but I do miss the fun of cheese sometimes.

I’m not brave enough to attempt making one of those complicated cultured vegan cheeses yet (one day!), but thankfully this one is a cinch to make and still made me feel all clever in manner of Professional Cheesemaker.

It doesn’t taste like the creamy, Danish feta I once loved but it does taste like the traditional hard, crumbly feta in brine. Sprinkle it with balsamic vinegar and wait for the magic to happen!

 

Tofu ‘Feta’
From the kitchen of: Rebecca Weller — Vegan Sparkles

Serves: 4-8
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 40 mins

Goodies:

  • 1 small packet of Extra-Firm Tofu (organic & non-GMO) — drained and cut into cubes
  • 2 cups Water
  • Juice of 2 Lemons
  • 1 tbsp Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Dried Basil
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
Instructions:
1. Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan.
2. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
3. Set aside to cool.
4. Place tofu and brine into an air-tight container in the fridge overnight. The longer you leave it, the better it gets.
5. Drain immediately before use. Any unused portions can stay refrigerated in the brine for up to 2 weeks.

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84 comments

Cela V.
Cela V.about a month ago

tyfs

Charmaine C.
Charmaine C.about a month ago

Thank you Rebecca for the recipe and especially thank you to Joseph B for an excellent comment!

Charmaine C.
Charmaine C.about a month ago

Thank you Rebecca. This sounds interesting and easy to make.

MJ J.
Past Member about a year ago

YEA!

caroline l.
caroline lordabout a year ago

Many thanks,ill try-tofu can b desperately boring!

Mac C.
mac C.1 years ago

I think making your own 'cheese' is the way to go. I will definitely try this, sounds good and better for you than the vegan cheese on the shelves of the grocery stores. Thanks.

Mona M.
Mona M.1 years ago

Thanks I will try this to compensate my nostalgia of French cheeses!

Patricia Welch
Patricia W.1 years ago

I'll try anything once :)

Taylor Story
Taylor Story1 years ago

I have GOT to get my boyfriend to try this. I'm vegan, and while he isn't even vegetarian....I think he could be one if he really wanted to, but he thinks he could NEVER be vegan because of the cheese. Trying to slowing convince him, but hey. What are you gonna do??

Joe B.
Joseph B.1 years ago

Lloyd H: Do you realize you're a borderline troll? You come on here to stir things up, and then accuse others (like Karen) of ad hominem attacks. No, no, no, you don't get the high moral ground. You don't really care about people or animals, but for those who do, articles like this make life a bit more pleasant by allowing us to enjoy the things we formerly did. And don't start with the "eat dairy in moderation" b.s. Most Americans can't help but overeat dairy because it's in so many things, and besides that, any trace of dairy in my system causes a bad reaction. Besides that, I am THRILLED to be vegan and to be living at a time where I don't remotely feel deprived. I just think it's sad that people like you feel the need to post your arrogant disdain because you have trouble supporting your ideological, conventional stance.