Home made vegan cheese, work in progress

Making vegan cheese at home with Cashewbert from Germany, Cheese cultures, vegan food, www.Fenne.be

Making vegan cheese at home with Cashewbert from Germany, Cheese cultures, vegan food, www.Fenne.be

I guess it runs in the family, or at least in Joeri’s family. Back in Belgium, his grandfather used to make plattekaas, which I think translates to a kind of cottage cheese. I’ve been looking for photographs online, but it’s been such a long time that there are not so many online traces left. The brand used to call Calix.

Now two generations later, we eat about 95% vegan, and that opens a lot of doors to experiment with new techniques to please taste buds and Joeri loves experimenting with recipes. So this is really his project and creation, and I’m just around to capture some moments of the process and to lend an extra hand when he needs it 🙂

Making vegan cheese at home with Cashewbert from Germany, Cheese cultures, vegan food, www.Fenne.be

From Cashewbert, a German website, we ordered a starter kit. Joeri has been researching recipes for a while but it’s just nice to receive a bag with anything and everything that you need.

Making vegan cheese at home with Cashewbert from Germany, Cheese cultures, vegan food, www.Fenne.be Making vegan cheese at home with Cashewbert from Germany, Cheese cultures, vegan food, www.Fenne.be Making vegan cheese at home with Cashewbert from Germany, Cheese cultures, vegan food, www.Fenne.be

The first stage was a lot of measuring, mixing, and watching the tutorials that were provided. Then some waiting, turning around, providing the right temperatures, and this week we arrived at the last stage before we can -finallyyy!- taste.
Just one last thing that we had to do is wrapping the two pieces of cheese into fresh and clean paper and put them in wooden boxes in the fridge.

Making vegan cheese at home with Cashewbert from Germany, Cheese cultures, vegan food, www.Fenne.be Making vegan cheese at home with Cashewbert from Germany, Cheese cultures, vegan food, www.Fenne.be Making vegan cheese at home with Cashewbert from Germany, Cheese cultures, vegan food, www.Fenne.be

Now fingers crossed that we did everything right!

Making vegan cheese at home with Cashewbert from Germany, Cheese cultures, vegan food, www.Fenne.be

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