View Full Version : Probiotics for nut cheese?
10-25-2008, 05:07 PM
Are there specific probiotics that I'm supposed to use when making nut cheese?
I have a daily suppliment that is a blend of different probiotics and it looks like dirt in a gel capsule lol
If someone could point me in the right direction, I'd be greatful :) I'm really anxious to try some real nut cheese, instead of just nut pate(not that it isn't yummy) :)
10-26-2008, 06:30 AM
I have lots of recipes for nut cheeses but have not seen one that needs probiotics. I do not make them and the only time that I have eaten cheese was at Alissa's place where I had the cheddar (recipe in her book) and it was great.
Miss Marie -- For recipes that call for probiotics, you have one of two options. Use one of those where you can dumb the powder without the outside OR use rejuvalac (like making your own probiotics with sprouts!).
Either way, the idea is that the cheese ends up with the friendly bacteria like animal cheese without the animal. Haha. If you just skip the probiotics, your recipe will appear the same, just without the friendly bacteria.
10-26-2008, 08:23 AM
There was a great recipe I made once that used kombucha as a pro-biotic for making raw nut cheese. Let me see if I can dig it up . . .
2 cups cashews
1/2 cup plain kombucha
2 tsp. sea salt
2 tbs. nutritional yeast
Blend the cashews into a powder. Blend in the kombucha. Allow the cheese to sit in a warm place, covered, for 2-3 days. Stir in sea salt and nutritional yeast.
10-26-2008, 08:16 PM
I got the recipe from this site - I found it here on the forum. :)
She says to use probiotic AND rejuvelac, if you don't have any rejuvelac(like me), you can use fresh water.
3 cups cashews, soaked 12-14 hours
3 capsules probiotics
2/3 cup fresh rejuvelac
(Rest of the process is on the website)
I'm going to start soaking my cashews right now so that I can get started on this cheese.
11-22-2008, 02:43 PM
Did you ever make the cheese?
I haven't been able to post to the forum to ask Carmella directly re the probiotics because my confirmation email hasn't come in yet (I've been having email troubles lately).
What did you end up using for the probiotics, if you did end up making this ... <g>
11-23-2008, 04:58 PM
Yes, I did make the cheese and it is wonderful :D (after adding the flavors)
It gets better and better each day in the fridge.
I used the basic probiotic blend capsules that have the powder in them. You use the powder and throw away the gel casing.
I tried the recipe with other nuts after trying the cashews - Almonds, pistachios and sunflower seeds . . . . they did not turn out well :( *yuck*
I'll be sticking with the cashews :)
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