I'm about as excited as a dairy free girl can get! I've discovered cashew cheese! I whipped up my first batch last night after receiving a comment from Cinnamon Quill about making cashew cheese. If you've never been to her blog before, please go check it out. She has beautiful photography and is always making something yummy!
The recipe I used was from Choosing Raw. You have to soak your cashews for an hour of two, then give them a whorl in a food processor with lemon juice, garlic, water and salt. Her recipe call for miso which I did not have, so I left that out. I did use sun dried tomatoes and some dried basil in mine. Oh my is it good. It has the consistency and flavor of ricotta cheese. I think it would be a very good in lasagna or on pizza! Last night, I liked it mighty fine on crackers and a glass of wine to go with :)
For lunch today, after an early morning shopping trip to Sam's club, I was starving. I had purchased some roast beef and made a sandwich with cashew cheese and roast beef. Our local Sam's club has really good deli meat and it says gluten free right on the label!
I also found out that Whole Food Bakehouse does have a dairy free bread. It's Gluten Free Oatmeal Bread. They use soy milk powder and of course gluten free oats. This is a lifesaver because there are weeks I just don't have time to make bread!
I encourage you to try this "cheese". It's really easy to make if you have a food processor and really good!