Monday, 10 September 2018

Vegan cheese on toast: Vegan MoFo

One of my favourite quick meals as a kid was cheese on toast.  I often see people talk about grilled cheese sandwiches.  But in our family it was just one slice of bread with cheese on top.  It would have been eaten with soft white bread with either kraft slices or slices of cheese from a local dairy.  So simple.

Often we would have tomato sauce either smeared or dobbed on top to go nicely brown with the golden brown cheese or underneath the cheese to add flavour.  My mum had a more sophisticated palate than us kids and sometimes just sprinkled some pepper on top.

While I had had some success with a vegan mozzarella on toast, I recently discovered a simpler cashew cream.  Having some leftovers to experiment with, I found it makes a wonderful cheese on toast.  It browns on top and is soft and flavoursome in the middle.  This has been my go to snack lately.

Most recently I have eaten this with an overnight sourdough bread made with some rye flour, and a cashew cream made with a bit of pumpkin, a tbsp extra nutritional yeast flakes and a tbsp of truffle oil.  Whatever would my childhood self think of it!

Here is the cashew cream recipe with extra nutritional yeast flakes.  I am not giving a recipe for cheese on toast as I figure everyone knows how to grill bread on one side, spread thickly with the cream and grill until golden brown.

More vegan soft cheeses/cheese sauces on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Cashew cheese (gf, v)
Cauliflower cheese sauce (gf, v)
Truffled cashew cheese (gf, v) 
Vegan mozzarella (gf, v)
Vegveeta cheeze sauce (gf, v)

Savory Cashew Cream
Slightly adapted from Green Gourmet Giraffe

2 cups raw cashews*
1 cup water
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon white miso
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp truffle oil (optional)

Blend til smooth in a high powered blender.  (If you don't have a high powered blender, soak the cashews for at least 2 hours and reduce the water in the recipe slightly.)  Will keep in the fridge for a week or two.

On the Stereo:
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This post is part of the Vegan Month of Food (Vegan MoFo) in September 2018.  Go to my Vegan MoFo list for more of my 2018 Vegan MoFo posts.   


  1. That is one beautiful vegan cheese on toast! I used to live off that stuff (the non vegan version back then) as a kid. Or cheese and beans on toast. Or cheesey pizza toast. Basically anything involving cheese on toast. I've never made a satisfactory vegan homemade version, but I'm going to give this a go for sure.

  2. I will have to give you v cheez on toast a go, it looks so authentic. Also Thanks so much for the link to the overnight sourdough, I will give it go in a couple of weeks time when I have the week off from work - not going anywhere so will mooch about the house and catch up with the garden.


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