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Stretchy Vegan Cashew Mozzarella
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5 from 15 votes

Stretchy Vegan Cashew Mozzarella

Stretchy vegan cashew mozzarella is perfect grated on pizza and melted in quesadillas and grilled cheese sandwiches.  This vegan mozzarella stretches, melts and is a perfect substitute for regular mozzarella cheese.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan cheese
Servings: 6 ounces
Calories: 79kcal
Author: Maggie


  • 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked for 8 hours if not using a high powered blender
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons nutritional yeast to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder optional


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for 2-3 minutes until completely smooth, scraping down the sides once or twice as needed.  
  • Pour the mixture into a small saucepan and cook over high heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly with a silicone spatula.  The mixture will start to look curdled after a couple minutes, and this is exactly what you want!  Keep stirring.  After a few more minutes it will come together in a cohesive ball that will stretch when lifted with the spatula.  Your mozzarella is done!
  • At this point you can use it lots of different ways.  Here's some suggestions:
    Hot out of the pan: Blob it on pizza, spread it on bread and make grilled cheese or spread it on tortillas for a quesadilla.
    Chilled: Chill the mozzarella ball for at least 4 hours. When chilled it is easier to manipulate and you can cube it for caprese salad skewers, grate it for pizza on a large hole box grater, slice it thin and layer it in lasagna.


Store mozzarella in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.  With a little arm power, the cheese can be grated straight from the freezer onto pizza, quesadillas and grilled cheese sandwiches.


Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 95mg | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.8mg