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Vegan feta – a recipe that you use to create an authentic feta cheese that is not only tangy and salty, but also crumbly like the real thing. Thanks to the mix of tofu and soybeans, you get this incredible vegan feta cheese that will not let you miss the original. You do not have to marinate this vegan tofu in oil like other recipes do.
vegan | vegetarian | gluten free | lactose free | milk-free | nut free
How to make vegan feta?
This vegan feta is made on the basis of soybeans and tofu and gets the perfect consistency. Important in making the vegan feta is that we chill the boiled soybeans in brine. Two days are enough. Thereafter, all ingredients are added except the gelling agent and a little water in a blender and mixed thoroughly. If you already taste the cream, you will notice it tastes very much like feta. If you, for example, want to make a feta dip, you can make the feta without gelling agent and you have an authentic feta cream.
Which ingredients are used in the vegan feta cheese?
Ingredients of my vegan feta cheese:
- Soybeans: make the cheese creamy and I let them soak in brine for 2 days before making the cheese
- Firm or super firm tofu: makes the cheese crumbly
- Refined coconut oil or coconut butter: makes it creamy and meltable. For a oil-free version use coconut butter. It is possible that you taste a light coconut flavor.
- Almond milk or another plant-based milk
- Lactic acid powder or lemon juice: gives the sour, salty taste
- Miso paste: gives a really spicy, cheesy taste. And the vegan feta cheese develops more and more flavor after days.
- Kappa Carragenan or Agar Agar: makes it firmer. Without it, it would melt too quickly, especially in summer.
When should I start with the vegan feta?
I would often be asked when to start making the vegan feta cheese. 3 days are enough here. But you can also start a little earlier, as the vegan feta keeps in the fridge for some time. Here’s an example, if you need the feta cheese on a Thursday:
Monday morning: soak Soybeans
Monday evening: Roughly remove the skin of soybeans and cook. Let them sit in brine for 2 days.
Wednesday evening: finish the feta cheese and let it sit overnight. So the feta can get firm.
Thursday morning: Now the feta can be used.
I know it’s a matter of taste. However, this feta has convinced me more than the marinated tofu variant. Personally, the consistency of the tofu is not feta-like enough, so I created this recipe. And it has not only convinced me, but also my whole family, who are all cheese lovers.
How long does the vegan feta last?
You can easily keep the vegan feta a week. I do not have any longer experience, as we usually eat them within a week.
Can the feta cheese be stored in the fridge?
Here I even recommend to keep the feta in the fridge. You can also keep it in a brine in the fridge. This makes the cheese even more authentic.
How can I use the vegan feta cheese?
You can use this vegan feta as you would use the normal one. Here is only to note that it melts faster.
You can use the vegan feta:
- sprinkle over salads
- serve on antipasti plates
- replace the feta in recipes
In which recipes I use this feta:
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Have you tried the recipe?
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