Zero Waste Cheese
|Package free cheese bought from The Dairy in Ponsonby Central|
Where to Buy Package-Free Cheese in Auckland:Your local farmers market: I have found local cheese which is sold by weight at farmers markets before.
|Paneer bought from Khyber Spice Invader in my own container|
|Feta cheese bought in a Kids Konserve plastic wrap from Khyber Spice Invader|
|The lovely Rae at The Dairy in Ponsonby Central knows a lot about cheese!|
|One of the cheeses we purchased.|
Bin Inn or bulk stores: Bin Inn Takanini have large cheese wheels which they will happily cut up and put straight in a container, bonus: they sell cumin cheese!
Make Your Own Cheese:
|Homemade ricotta and whey|
As we don't buy dairy milk anymore, I frequently make vegan "cheese." The key ingredient is nutritional yeast which can be bought in bulk from Bin Inn or organic stores.
Here are some of my favourite vegan cheese recipes:
|Vegan nacho cheese|
Almond Parmesan, I keep this on hand in the pantry to sprinkle over dinner or popcorn
Cashew Cheese, there are many variations of this one as cashews and nutritional yeast are a fairly common vegan cheese blend. There are plenty of recipes out there. Macadamia is also a common nut for vegan cheese.
Revive Cafe Cheesy Cashew Sauce:
I found this in one of the Revive Cafe books, it's great on broccoli.
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 1/2 cups water
And here's 25 more vegan cheese recipes! There are also some amazing vegan cheeses using Aquafaba (chickpea brine) in the Vegan Meringue group on Facebook.
Please let me know of any where else to buy package free cheese, or any other great vegan cheese recipes!
Check out the cool bins at Ponsonby Central!