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vegan mozzarella cheese recipe

Vegan Mozzarella Cheese (Stretchy)

  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


The stretch vegan cheese recipe you’ve been waiting for! This super easy 5-ingredient vegan mozzarella cheese recipe will be your go-to for grilled cheeses, pizza, quesadillas, lasagna, and more!


  • 3/4 cup raw cashews, soaked
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup tapioca starch
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Soak cashews in boiling water for at least 30 minutes to an hour.
  2. Drain the cashews, add them to the blender along with fresh water, apple cider vinegar, tapioca starch, nutritional yeast, and salt.
  3. Pour the cheese liquid into a skillet and simmer. Stir frequently for about 5 minutes. It may get lumpy, but keep stirring until you get a thick, gooey cheese.
  4. Use it immediately! Serve on toast, make a grilled cheese sandwich, add to pizza or quesadillas, and more.
  5. If you bake in the oven: apply olive oil on top so that it browns well.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: Sides
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup

Keywords: vegan, plant-based, vegan comfort food, vegan cheese, vegan mozzarella