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Best Raw Almond Feta

Raw Almond Feta

Creamy, crumbly Almond Feta Cheese! It is vegan, raw and healthy! Great on crackers or as an ingredient in recipes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine raw
Servings 6 people

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Strainer
  • Coffee Filter or cheese cloth

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ¼ cups almonds (pre-socked and peeled)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 ⅛ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Soak the almonds for about 8 hours or overnight. After soaking, rinse well. The soaking makes the skins come off easier. The skins have a more bitter taste and there will be light brown flakes in your cheese. If you keep the skins on see notes below.
  • Put almonds and all ingredients in high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  • Place a strainer into a bowl with a coffee filter in it. You can use several coffee filters, slightly overlapped, to cover it the strainer (or you can skip the coffee filter and use a cheese cloth if you prefer). Pour the cheese mixture from blender into the coffee filter or cheese cloth. Cover coffee filter or if using cheese cloth twist into ball and tie with a rubber band. Let drain overnight or for 2 - 3 hours.
  • Once drained, scoop out into a storing container or containers.

Notes

You can leave almond skins on or take the skins off. This recipe is for taking the skins off. Note that if you choose to leave the skins on they will have a more bitter taste and there will be light brown flakes in your cheese. If you keep the skins on you will need to add a bit more lemon juice (1 -3 Tbsp.) to counter the bitter and a bit more water (3 -6 Tbsp) to make it smooth. Taste as you add to get the right balance.
Keyword almonds, cheese, raw, vegan