Raw Cashew Cheese


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Cover cashews with water and soak 4 hours or overnight.  
  2. Drain and rinse the cashews.
  3. Place cashews in a blender or food processor.  
  4. Add salt, lemon juice, and black pepper.  
  5. Puree while slowly adding water until the mixture has reached your desired consistency.

Variations could include adding a clove or two of raw garlic, a sprinkling of fresh rosemary, or (my favorite for a decadent twist) a drizzle of black truffle oil.    

Enjoy with raw veggies, on crackers or dollop on top of a pizza.