Vegan Feta Cheese

Tofu-Based Vegan Feta Cheese
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Do you crave vegan feta cheese that truly resembles the real deal but is cruelty-free, budget-friendly, and nut-free? Look no further! This recipe is your ticket to cheesy heaven.

Picture the delight of enjoying vegan feta that crumbles just like dairy feta but without any dairy! Plus, it’s loaded with protein from tofu, making it a delicious and nutritious choice, recommended by plant-based registered dietitians.

Moreover, this recipe isn’t just good in taste; it’s incredibly versatile too. You can serve it in small cubes, crumble it over salads or pasta, or spread it on your favorite crackers or bread. The possibilities are limitless!

Making it is easy, affordable, and it stays fresh in the fridge for a week. Say goodbye to store-bought vegan feta and say hello to your new favourite plant-based alternative. You’ll never want to go back again !

What is vegan feta cheese made of?

You can create it using a variety of plant-based ingredients. However, tofu serves as the most common base ingredient in homemade vegan feta cheese recipes. 

Other versions of vegan feta may incorporate other plant-based elements like coconut oil to achieve distinct textures and flavors. Hence, the choice of ingredients ultimately relies on individual preferences and dietary restrictions.


How to use vegan feta cheese?

Vegan feta cheese is your versatile, dairy-free secret ingredient for making meals exciting and flavorful! Get creative and have fun experimenting with different dishes. 

Here are 10 different ways to use it:

  1. Add it to a homemade greek salad
  2. Use it inside a vegan tortilla wrap
  3. Toss it with a pasta sauce
  4. Make a homemade pizza with it
  5. Add it into a mediterranean bowl
  6. Include it in a vegetable omelette
  7. Use it to make a vegan cheeseboard
  8. Make a cheese sandwich with it
  9. Stuff it into a baked potato
  10. Add it to your homemade soups
Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Rest Time 2 hour Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins Servings: 3 Calories: 236 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Get ready to whip up the easiest and most delicious homemade vegan feta cheese! It's super easy. Made from a simple blend of marinade ingredients, this dairy-free delight captures the essence of traditional feta cheese whilst being vegan. Here's what you'll need and what to do:

Recipe Ingredients

Marinade Ingredients

Base Ingredient

Recipe Instructions

Prepare the Marinade

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade together in a bowl and whisk until mixed.

Prepare the Base Ingredient

  1. Cut the tofu block into small cubes or crumble it with your hands.

Make Your Vegan Feta Cheese

  1. Mix the tofu into the marinade and let it rest soaked.

  2. Refrigerate the tofu soaked in the bowl of marinade for 2 hours. This will give the tofu time to soak up the flavours.

  3. Use your vegan feta cheese as your heart desires.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 120 g

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 236kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.9g30%
Saturated Fat 2.5g13%
Sodium 926mg39%
Potassium 67mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 5.6g2%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: Vegan, feta, cheese

5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Can you buy vegan feta cheese?

Absolutely, several brands now offer dairy-free feta alternatives made from coconut oil. Typically, you'll find these vegan feta cheeses in the refrigerated section, right alongside other dairy-free and vegan products. Make sure to read the labels and ingredients to confirm the product aligns with your dietary preferences and restrictions.

Does vegan feta taste the same?

Vegan feta cheese can closely mimic the tangy and salty taste of traditional feta cheese, but there may be subtle differences in flavor and texture depending on the specific recipe and brand. While it's not identical, many people find it satisfyingly similar, making it a great dairy-free and vegan alternative.

What is the best non-dairy substitute for feta cheese?

The best non-dairy substitute for feta cheese is typically a homemade tofu-based vegan feta. Extra-firm tofu can be crumbled or marinated to replicate the texture and tangy flavor of traditional feta cheese, making it a popular and versatile choice for vegan and dairy-free recipes. Other options include store-bought vegan feta alternatives or coconut oil feta, but tofu-based feta is often the closest match in terms of taste and texture.

Is vegan feta good for you?

Yes, vegan feta cheese can be a good option for many people. It is typically lower in cholesterol compared to traditional dairy-based feta cheese, making it a healthy choice. Additionally, if made with tofu, it is a great source of plant-based protein and can be a part of a balanced plant-based diet.

How long does vegan feta last?

The shelf life of vegan feta cheese can vary depending on the brand (if bought), packaging, and storage conditions. Once opened or if homemade, it's best to consume it within 5-7 days if stored properly in an airtight container in the refrigerator. However, if you notice any signs of spoilage, such as an off smell or mold, it's best to discard it.

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