01/4Here's how you can make the tastiest dairy-free Vegan Cheese recipe

As the pandemic began in 2020, vegan-related search results shot up by 47 per cent according to Google AdWords data. This clearly shows that the demand for vegan products is on the rise and people are adopting veganism at a faster pace in India. The whole idea of veganism is to promote love towards animals and prevent any kind of animal torture. This is the only reason that the companies have started producing vegan products in India and even sourcing them. Of all the products, vegan milk and cheese are the two most popular food items that have seen a sharp rise. Today, we’ll be talking about vegan cheese and how to make it easily at home. (Images courtesy: Canva)

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02/4What is vegan cheese?

Did you know that the very first vegan milk was made in China by using fermented tofu? When we talk about vegan cheese, the only that comes to our mind is that it's made from chickpeas because it is the most popular vegan alternative. However, it is something that can be made from a variety of nuts such as almonds, cashews and macadamias. All these plant-based sources contain healthy fats that have no cholesterol or rennet, which is found in most of the cheese made from dairy milk. From mozzarella to cheddar, one can easily find a plethora of vegan options.

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03/4The vegan cheese market

According to a new research study on “Vegan Cheese Market to 2027 – Global Analysis and Forecast – by Product Type, Form, Source, and Distribution Channel,” the vegan cheese market size was valued at US$ 2,705 million in 2019, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.1 per cent during 2020–2027 to reach US$ 4,651.68 million by 2027. The rising incidence of lactose intolerance and health benefits associated with vegan cheese are among the major factors boosting the growth of the vegan cheese market. However, the inclination toward dairy cheese among a majority of the global populace limits the sales of vegan cheese.

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04/4How to make vegan cheese at home

So, if you have made up your mind and are ready to swap, here is your chance to make vegan cheese at home. This is the easiest recipe for making vegan cheese at home and is made with cashews. This delicious vegan cheese recipe has been shared by a popular fitness trainer Aanchal Chugh who regularly shares tips on weight loss on her Instagram page. She also posts exciting new dishes you can make for weight loss. To make this vegan cheese, all you need is 1 cup cashews, 1 cup almond milk and 1/4 tsp rock salt. Add all the ingredients to a blender jar and blend all the ingredients nicely until it's creamy. When it's in a creamy state, it tastes like a cheese spread or mayonnaise, but if you put this in the refrigerator, you will get the real texture of cheese, which you can use in your pasta, pizza or any other dishes.

So, what are you waiting for? Go for these amazing cheese recipes and enjoy, and do let us know how did it turn out?

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