Vegan Smoked Gouda Recipe

Today I’m sharing one of the staple recipes in our house – a vegan smoked gouda recipe. The recipe is adapted from Julie Piatt (@SriMati)’s great book “This Cheese is Nuts“.

I can’t recommend this book enough for any vegans or non-dairy eaters. It’s full of delicious, fun recipes that will mean you’ll never miss cheese (and that you have something delicious to bring to a party).

We make this recipe just about weekly, and we can’t get enough. Try it out!

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Vegan Smoked Gouda Recipe
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Serves: 1 cheese round
  • 1 cup almonds
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • ¼ cup modified tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 2½ tbsp agar-agar flakes
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  1. Blanch the almonds: boil ~4 cups water in a medium saucepan. Add the almonds and maintain for about 1-2 minutes. Drain the almonds in a colander, run cold water on top, and then remove the skins with your fingers (you can also rub them between your hands with a clean kitchen towel to help loosen the skins.
  2. In a Vitamix or high powered blender, blend the almonds, coconut oil, water, tapioca starch, salt, and agar-agar for about 1 minute or until smooth.
  3. Move the mixture into a saucepan, stir constantly over low-medium heat until it starts to thicken (but is still spreadable).
  4. Turn off the heat, mix in the liquid smoke.
  5. Pour the cheese into a 4-inch springform pan that you’ve greased with coconut oil.
  6. Let it cool, then cover with a parchment paper. Transfer the cheese to the fridge to harden.
  7. You can remove the cheese from the mold or simply cut into the pan to enjoy.
  8. Keep it covered in the fridge - it stays good for about 7-10 days.



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2 Responses to “Vegan Smoked Gouda Recipe”

  1. Eydie Desser

    Hi Samantha, I just found your fabulous website. Question about the Vegan smoked cheese….is the coconut oil necessary? Could I just add more water or aquafaba instead? I’m oil free. Thank you.

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