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almond cheese on a charcuterie board

Almond Cheese Ball

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Basics
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Vegan


This easy, homemade almond cheese recipe is a great vegan alternative to traditional cheese ball. It takes very little time to throw together and makes a flavorful, soft cheese that’s the perfect addition to any charcuterie board.


  • 1 1/2 cups slivered almonds
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon refined coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Combine ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender. Process until smooth, adding 1 – 2 tablespoons of water if needed.
  2. Transfer mixture to a cheesecloth, shape into a ball and twist closed over the handle of a wooden spoon.
  3. Set cheeseball/spoon over a bowl, making sure there is plenty of air space around the cheesecloth.
  4. Refrigerate and allow almond cheese to dry out for 2 – 4 days. The almond cheese should firm but spreadable.


  • Make sure there is plenty of space between your cheesecloth and the container it’s in. It needs air allow it to dry out.
  • Feel free to substitute the olive oil for an additional tablespoon of coconut oil.

Keywords: dairy free, vegan, egg free, gluten free, paleo, basics, easy, 5 ingredient