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Meltable Muenster Vegan Cheese Alternative

Posted on by Alisa Fleming in Appetizers, Cheese Subs, Dairy-Free Recipes with 12 Comments
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Alisa Fleming ~ This vegan cheese alternative recipe is a sampling from the cookbook, Artisan Vegan Cheese by Miyoko Schinner. According to Miyoko, this vegan cheese alternative has a creamy, smooth, buttery texture that melts in your mouth, or on a hot sandwich! Served cold, it pairs beautifully with apples and pears for a snack or a beautiful appetizer platter for entertaining.

Though Miyoko uses some unusual ingredients, she promises end results that match the complexity and sharpness of their dairy cousins. I’ve included links in the recipe to help you locate the lesser known ingredients, all of which are sold online and should also be available in some natural food stores.

Because Muenster is a mild cheese, the base for this vegan version isn’t cultured (as many of the vegan cheese alternative recipes are in Artisan Vegan Cheese), making for a meltable cheese that’s almost instant!

Meltable Muenster Vegan Cheese Alternative Recipe


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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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  1. JessDecember 14, 2012 at 6:39 amReply

    This sounds delish! I keep trying to find meltable cheese at the store that doesn’t have casein in it, but I haven’t had any luck so far.
    I’ll have to try this out!

  2. LaurelDecember 14, 2012 at 12:34 pmReply

    Hah! I just made this yesterday and I’m trying out konjac powder instead of xanthan gum. I can’t tell you how much I absolutely adore this book. A word though, it calls for soy yogurt in many a recipe and i just replace it with my homemade nut or coconut based yogurts with no problems. Buy one for yourself for Christmas everyone.

  3. LaurelDecember 14, 2012 at 12:36 pmReply

    Oops. I mean I made the meltable mozarella. Still, this one is next.

  4. Mary Ellen BowenDecember 14, 2012 at 3:41 pmReply

    Thanks for the great post…..the cheese is really yummy!

  5. Bethany S.December 14, 2012 at 7:52 pmReply

    Is there an acceptable substitute for the carrageenan? I’m allergic to it.

    • Alisa FlemingDecember 15, 2012 at 6:45 amReplyAuthor

      I would imagine agar.

      • Bethany S.December 16, 2012 at 7:30 pmReply

        I have to avoid agar too. It’s the same as carrageenan. Not sure what would work. :(

        • AmandaMarch 29, 2013 at 2:02 pmReply

          I have been looking into carrageenan substitutes as well. What about Guar Gum?

  6. Aubree Cherie DavisDecember 15, 2012 at 6:52 amReply

    Wow, this looks really good! I love the texture of spreadable cheese and this looks like a great alternative.

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