Raw Cashew Cheese


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


Cover cashews with water and soak 4 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse the cashews.

Place cashews in a blender or food processor. Add salt, lemon juice, and black pepper. 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.