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How To Make Vegan Cottage Cheese Recipe

Tully Zander
Have you been looking for a store to get vegan cottage cheese? Well, you don’t need that. You can make your own! Various cottage cheese alternatives and vegan cottage cheese brands are available in the market but there’s nothing better than homemade vegan cottage cheese. It is extremely easy to make it with some tofu. Follow our recipe step by step to get the best results.
4.6 from 5 votes
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Recipe
Servings 1
Calories 149 kcal


  • 1 & 1/3 cup Silken Tofu
  • 1 & 1/2 cup Firm Tofu
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast (which is a good source of Vitamin B12 for vegans)
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  • Combine the silken tofu, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, yeast (understand whether it is vegan-friendly with this post) and salt in a blender. Keep blending it until the paste is smooth and has a nice texture. The material might stick to the walls of the blender at times so you would have to stir it with a spoon/ whisk or a spatula for a few minutes.
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  • You can add some fresh spices (pepper, oregano, cumin seeds etc) to enhance and enrich the flavor of the cottage cheese.
  • Pour this mixture in a bowl and stir it to check for any lumps or air bubbles.
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  • Now use the firm tofu and crumble it fully so that it can be mixed properly with the silky mixture. Mix this with the paste that we have created in the above steps with the silken tofu.
  • Stir well and combine both the mixtures and wrap this in a washed cheese cloth or muslin cloth and then squeeze it to get the excess water out, if any.
  • Store this in the refrigerator for a while and then you can use it for the next five days. Don’t let any water collect or as it will lead to bad odor and rancidity.


Serving: 1gCalories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 296mgPotassium: 178mgSugar: 1gCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
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