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Vegan Parmesan Cheese

This cashew-based recipe mimics Parmesan's signature savory, salty and cheesy flavor with just five ingredients. Much like cheese you buy in a shaker, it's powdery and ready to be dusted liberally over a plate of pasta.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 cup
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1/2 cup raw cashews

1/4 cup pine nuts  

1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes 

1 teaspoon kosher salt  

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder  


  1. Combine the cashews, pine nuts, nutritional yeast, salt and garlic powder to a food processor and pulse until the mixture is granular like sand. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.