Vegan Cheddar Cheese

by Edward Daniel
Vegan Cheddar Cheese is paleo and gluten-free. Image by Edward Daniel (c).

Firm Vegan Cheddar Cheese with a rice base flavoured with garlic, onion, mustard and a hint of lemon and turmeric.

Savour some non-melty cheese that’ll have you at ease. And, gorge.

This dish will topple your belief that vegan food can’t be simple to make.

Make this:

  • When going to the shops is not an option and rustling up your own money saving vegan cheese is
  • When your kiddies need a hearty lunch packed with cheese that’s packed with flavour and leaves them satisfied
  • When you just can’t be fagged to reach for anything but a bit cheese, tomato and bread and lounge in front of the laptop and salivate over my recipes (it got your attention..)

Vegan Cheddar Cheese made with rice as its base was inspired through boredom with using nut and wanting to create a cheese that saves on the pennies leaving your pocket slightly heavier.  Making your own cheese means you are in control of what goes into your body – instead of processed, you get to flavour a cheese.  This cheese is also slightly springy and that is due to the Irish Moss which gives this dish a lift.

Vegan Cheddar Cheese is one of my signature dishes. Keep this Cheese in sealed containers in the fridge.

Rice is high in carbohydrates providing energy for the body.

This Cheese is paleo and gluten-free.

What to do next

Tag me on @ethiveganquantum on Instagram to show me what you’ve made and let me know you’re happy for me to share.

My recipes are featured in vegan speciality publications: Nourished, Vegan Life, Plant Based and Vegan, Food and Living.

Order my first self-published book, “Essence: The Beginner’s Guide to Veganism” part of the three-part Circle of Food series. My second book “Presence: The Ascending Vegan” – which explores how to maintain a vegan practice is out in 2027 – I have compiled all the chapters including recipes.

Going strong since 2013.


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Vegan Cheddar Cheese is paleo and gluten-free. Image by Edward Daniel (c).
Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 350ml filtered water
  • 5g Irish Moss
  • 200g ground rice
  • 75g tapioca flour
  • 50g coconut oil, melted
  • 1tbs garlic powder
  • 1tbs onion powder
  • ½ tsp French mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1tbs apple cider vinegar
  • ½ lemon, juice
  • Pinch of turmeric


  1. Soak the Irish Moss in water overnight.
  2. Whizz the Irish Moss and water in a blender until fine. Add in the remaining ingredients but not the coconut oil and whizz until well combined. Add in the coconut oil. It should be a fine creamy consistency.
  3. Spoon into a steam tray and please in a steamer for 30 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool and gently remove from the steam tray. Place in a sealed tray and serve as necessary, including air-frying slithers. Note this cheese is non-melty.

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Laura 21 March 2022 - 20:26

Hi Edward! Do you think this could be made without Irish Moss? I have psyllium but not sure it would help…

Edward Daniel 22 March 2022 - 20:38

Try it with psyllium husk. I encourage experimentation. Psyllium will certainly give a bounce to the dish. You do need a little extra otherwise, the cheese becomes too hard. Hope that helps….


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