View Full Version : hello - what about cheese?
10-31-2006, 01:46 PM
hi, thanks to all the kind people that aswered to my first post, it is really good to feel that i am not alone, but well i wanted to ask if can eat cheese? i dont know what i can eat or can't
10-31-2006, 02:02 PM
Only if it's made from a nut or seed. Welcome to the boards!
Sharon in Colorado
10-31-2006, 02:50 PM
Hello and welcome. :)
As this is a raw vegan board, un-pasteurized dairy consumption is not discussed. You may or may not use it, but the main consenses on this site is that dairy is not health promoting.
You may also choose to partake in a raw vegan substitute and if you click on the search banana up top, you'll find many recipes on this site.
As a side note, for a little while I used to eat quite a bit of un-pasteurized dairy cheese, and even cooked almond and rice cheese substitutes from the health food store, and found them to be too much of a crutch and an addiction. I was eating them with apples but soon I was eating them without apples instead of fruit or something really healthy. So I stopped doing that.
10-31-2006, 08:11 PM
Here are some recipes that were posted on another site, some originate with Alissa Cohen.
"SWISS CHEESE RECIPE
(from the book "Living on Live Food" copyright 2004 by Alissa Cohen, at
www.alissacohen.com, reprinted with permission)
Tastes exactly like real Swiss, without the holes.
1 cup cashew nuts, 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1/4
Blend in food processor until smooth and creamy, spread batter about
1/8 inch thick on solid sheet of dehydrator (Excalibur teflex) and
dehydrate at 105F. After 5-6 hours, flip cheese over onto a mesh screen and
dry for 2-4 more hours (7-10 hours in all).
NACHO CHEESE RECIPE
Serve in slices on sprouted-grain crackers or break it up over salads.
For spicy nacho, add jalapeno.
2 cups macadamia nuts, 1-1/2 cups red bell pepper, 1 cup orange pieces
(about 1 orange), 4 cloves garlic, 1 lemon juiced, 2 Tbsp Bragg Liquid
Same as Swiss Cheese - blend, dehydrate, flip after 5 hours. If Bragg
is not in your health food store, I'd use 1 Tbsp Soya sauce in place of
2 Tbsp Bragg.
CREAM CHEESE RECIPE
Tastes like cream cheese and the texture is perfect!
4 cups macadamia nuts, 2-1/2 to 3 cups water
Blend with enough water to turn over, adding more as needed (this is
the way to start ALL nut & seed milks, sauces, and cheeses in a blender,
with just enough water to cover).
Keep this cream cheese as thick as possible. Place in small bowl, cover
with cheese cloth, and let sit at room temp. for 6-8 hours, store in
10-31-2006, 09:13 PM
It's about 29 years later I haven't had any cheese or animal products and don't miss it either. Try the raw cheese. I had some cashew cheese from Alissa's calzone recipe and it's been days later, I just finished this cheese I loved.
11-01-2006, 06:02 AM
Remember, there are no raw food police...and this diet does not come from a man....or a rule-book. Just eat the fruits, vegetables and nuts that you love.
-Cheese is not a fresh, raw plant food...and my opinion is to cut down on it. Please do the research, set YOUR small goals, and feel like a success.
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