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Vegan DIY: Make Your Own Almond-Based Feta Cheese
Want to be able to get your own vegan feta cheese without having to drop $8 at Whole Foods? It's totally doable, and the easiest way to dress up your salads to make them a little less boring and a lot more awesome!
In fact, scroll to the bottom of this card to find a number of recipes you can easily sub this almond-based feta 'cheese' in, and enjoy the delicious results.

Vegan Almond Feta Cheese

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup blanched almonds
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
DIRECTIONS:
1) Rinse almonds in cold water. Place in a large bowl and add water to cover by 3 inches. Cover and let stand overnight.
2) Drain and rinse the almonds. Discard water. Transfer almonds to a food processor. Add 1/2 cup water, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and salt. Cover and process for 5 or 6 minutes until pureed.
3) Line a large strainer with four layers of cheesecloth and place over a large bowl. Pour almond mixture into prepared cheesecloth. Bring up corners of cheesecloth and tie to form a bag. Refrigerate in fridge overnight.
4) Squeeze out liquid. Remove cheesecloth and discard liquid in bowl. Transfer ball to parchment-lined baking sheet. Flatten into a disk around 6 inches in diameter.
5) Bake at 200°F for 35-40 minutes until firm. Do not let it brown. Let cool then refrigerate until chilled.
Recommended Recipes: (Swap plain feta with this almond feta for 100% vegan recipes!)
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My only complaint about making your own vegan cheese is the time it takes to make it. Won't it be nice when there is finally tasty affordable non-dairy cheese available everywhere?!
@GetFitwithAmy I agree entirely. It will be nice when we're able to get cheese alternatives at ALL supermarkets and not just high-end natural grocery stores like Whole Foods. Vegan/vegetarian products need to be more accessible.