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This Vegan Cheese Ball with Herbs is a make-ahead party appetizer that is sure to please a crowd! It is vegan, gluten free and packed with cheese flavor.


16 servings

Total time

0 minutes




  • 2.5 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tablespoon chickpea miso OR gluten-free mellow white miso
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 0.25 cup walnuts


  1. Drain and rinse the cashews. Add them into a food processor fitted with the S blade. Add in the miso, coconut oil, nutritional yeast, water, garlic, and salt. Process until super smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and stir in the herbs.
  3. Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and line it with cheese cloth or a thin dish towel. Spoon the cheese mixture into the cheesecloth. Gather the corners and twist the top gently to form the cheese into a round ball. Place in the fridge overnight.
  4. The next morning, unwrap the cheeseball and form into more of a ball shape with your hands, if needed. Using your hands, press the chopped walnuts into the cheeseball to cover. Serve with your favorite crackers.