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Macadamia cheese
It’s a little known fact that macadamias can be used to make a healthy, clean eating, vegan alternative to dairy cheese. Use it as a base for these delicious macadamia cheese chive balls* – great as a tapas dish or in a delicious summer salad**.
Servings 2
Course Snack
Preference Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan
Perfect for Healthy Snack
Skill level Easy


  • 2 cups unsalted macadamias
  • 1 L water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tbsp water extra


  • Place the macadamias in a bowl and cover with the water. Set aside for 6 hours.
  • Drain and rinse well and place into a food processor. Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper and blend to combine. Add the extra water and process until smooth, scraping down the sides in between processing.
  • Wrap the macadamia cheese in muslin and place into a colander over a bowl large enough to catch any excess liquid. Place in the fridge overnight. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


*See recipe for macadamia cheese chive balls here.
**See recipe for summer salad here.


Calories: 964kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 11gFat: 102gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 79gSodium: 1778mgPotassium: 502mgFiber: 12gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 132mgIron: 5mg