Vegan Cheddar Style “Cheese”

9 Nov

Keeping on the faux cheese theme for this easy recipe.  I finally perfected an easily grate-able, if a tad crumbly but none-too-shabby vegan “cheese”.

I can’t claim this has the most realistic cheese flavour and certainly wont fool an omnivore – but I’ve yet to find a home-made or pre-packaged vegan cheese that surpasses it, particularly in its texture.


  • 30g corn flour
  • 30g vegan margarine
  • 2 table spoons of yeast flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or tamari)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch of salt.


  1. Melt the margarine in a saucepan then lower to a medium heat and stir in the corn flour gradually and mix until it thickens and is lump free .
  2. Mix in the nutritional yeast flakes, garlic powder, soy sauce and salt then allow to cool for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Press into a greased container and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (ideally longer).

2 Responses to “Vegan Cheddar Style “Cheese””

  1. Jeni Treehugger November 10, 2010 at 08:32 #

    That looks freaking awesome!

    • Cassie November 28, 2014 at 14:33 #

      I’m keen to try this cheeze. I’m used to making my firm vegan ones with agar to solidify but I note that you use corn flour which will be an interesting change for me.

      Can you tell me which corn flour you use for this? Is it the powdery white ‘cornstarch’ (in some countries called ‘cornflour’) or the genuine yellow corn flour. The latter is the corn kernels dried and ground very fine and has a distinct flavour. The former is an extraction of the starch component and virtually tasteless. Both thicken well, so I’m a bit confused which you’ve used here.

      Thanks for a very nice blog with some creative recipes.

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