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Last Updated on September 20, 2016
One of the things I miss most about my former food life (besides tomatoes), is cheese. My favorites were parmesan, pecorino romano, provolone, mozzarella, brie, and don’t even get me started on goat cheese…oh dear.
I used to balk at friends who encouraged me to try zucchini “cheese” and other cheese alternatives. Ok, “balk” is an understatement. I would protest and say things like “what’s the point?” “I’d rather do without than eat some sad alternative made of zucchini.”
Well, I have officially had to eat my words (not that it’s the first time). Here is a round up of “cheese” recipes. I’m putting my favorite one first. It’s from The Spunky Coconut and is a staple in my home. I do make a few alterations by substituting the cauliflower with zucchini and stirring in finely chopped basil at the end. I like to dip slices of it in olive oil sprinkled with a little smoked salt.
This post will include recipes for sliceable “cheese”, soft cheese, and cheese sauces, some are AIP and some contain nuts. I’ll identify the recipe as “nut free” when applicable.
- Autoimmune Paleo Diet Nut-Free and Dairy-Free “Cheese” (The Spunky Coconut)
- AIP/Paleo Zucchini “Cheese” (A Squirrel in the Kitchen, nut-free)
- Garlic Dilly Zucchini Cheese (Cavegirl Warrior, nut-free)
- Vegan Cheddar Cheese (Jane’s Healthy Kitchen – nut-free)
- Nacho Zucchini Cheese (Health Starts in the Kitchen – nut-free, contains nightshades)
- Diary-Free Almond Feta (Go Dairy Free – use sauerkraut juice in place of rejuverac)
- Herbed Cashew Cheese (Blissful Basil)
- Homemade Coconut Milk Cheddar (Sweet Roots, nut-free)
- Coconut Milk Cream Cheese (Nerdy Mamma)
- Dairy-Free Ricotta Cheese (Nerdy Mamma)
- Paleo & AIP Queso (He Won’t Know It’s Paleo – this is SO YUMMY, nut-free)
- Paleo & AIP Parmesan Cheese (Zesty Paleo, nut-free)
- AIP & Paleo Dairy-Free Cheese Sauce (Meatified, nut-free)
- AIP & Paleo Dairy-Free Cheese Sauce Coconut Free (Meatified, nut-free)
- Zucchini Cheese (AIP Lifestyle, nut-free)
- Roasted Garlic and Fresh Herb Cream Cheez (An Unrefined Vegan)
- Melty Stretchy Gooey Vegan Mozzarella (It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken)
- Raw Lavender Lemon Chevre (Fragrant Vanilla Cake)
- Basic Almond Cheese (Lands and Flavors)
- Cranberry & Thyme Vegan Cheese (It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken)
- Savory Caprese Dairy Free Cheesecake (The Spunky Coconut)