Garlic Herb Cheese Spread (Vegan)

You have got to try this Garlic Herb Cheese Spread!! The other day at Whole Foods, I bought some of this cheese on a whim.  I don’t normally buy vegan cheese.

I usually make my own vegan cheese because most store bought vegan cheese contains ingredients I don’t want, or it tastes too processed.

However, this Tree Line cheese had only clean ingredients.  I brought it home and tried it on some crackers.  It was SO GOOD.  I could have eaten the whole thing with a spoon.



The only downside, was it was very expensive for a tiny tub.  So I wanted to create a homemade version that could be made for less money.

This Garlic Herb Cheese Spread tastes pretty close to the original in my opinion.

garlic herb cheese spread

It’s also gluten free and paleo in addition to being vegan.

Garlic Herb Cheese Spread

Garlic Herb Cheese Spread

Prep Time 5 min Serves 1     adjust servings

This spreadable vegan cheese is full of flavor!


  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked overnight)
  • 3 T apple cider vinegar
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • 2 T chives, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • Sea Salt to taste


  1. Drain the cashews and place them into a blender or food processor with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth. Adjust the taste if needed.
  3. The cheese will thicken up a bit more when in the fridge, but should be able to spread easily onto crackers or bread.


Recipe Notes

Keep this cheese stored in the fridge. It should last a couple weeks that way. Enjoy!

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15 thoughts to “Garlic Herb Cheese Spread (Vegan)”

  1. Greetings from the UK. This recipe sounds fab! got to make.......Can't get that make of vegan cheese here in UK. BIG thanks for recipe!
    1. It adds a strong tang, very similar to the original store bought version. Did you try it and it's too strong for you?
      1. I have not tried the store bought version. It's a little strong. I think I will put less next time, but past that, it's delicious!

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