vegan parmesan before but only in a pre-grated form and quickly made with brazil nuts. This version takes five minutes to prepare but need to freeze solid before using. The wait is worth it because the end result is delicious! I especially love the versatility of this product because it can get grated right on top of your food, broken off into chunks for eating or thinly shredded into big shavings.
1/2 cup softened coconut butter*
1/2 cup melted regular coconut oil*
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
2 tbl fresh lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vitamin c crystals*
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Use a spatula to push down the sides to make sure everything is mixed.
Pour into a container and freeze until solid.
Cut off chunks, large shavings or grate when ready to eat. Store in the freezer.
*Coconut butter is unlike coconut oil because it is made up of both the fat and the oil of the coconut, not just the oil. It can be found next to coconut oil in health food stores.
*I mentioned "regular" coconut oil because there are two kinds: Coconut Oil & Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. The main difference is taste. Extra virgin coconut oil tastes like coconuts (surprise!) and the regular kind has much more of a neutral flavor which works great for this cheese.
*vitamin C crystals can be found easily at any natural foods store in the vitamin aisle or online.