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Metal cheese spreader with vegan cheddar cheese spread. Bowl of cheese spread in the background.
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5 from 7 votes

Smoked Almond Cheddar Cheese from This Cheese Is Nuts

Smoked Almond Cheddar Spread is a vegan cheddar cheese spread that's so simple to make. Just 5 ingredients and a food processor are needed to make this delicious smoky spread. Serve it with crackers, fresh pears, raw veggies, or on a sandwich.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizers and Light Bites, Dips, Dressings, Sauces and Spreads, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 234kcal


  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • ½-3/4 cup pimientos from a jar, plus ½-3/4 cup packing liquid
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 ¾ teaspoon smoked sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Rinse the almonds well. Place them in water in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Drain the almonds. In the bowl of a food processor, lace the almonds, pimientos, nutritional yeast, salt, garlic powder, and ¼ cup pimiento liquid. Process until the mixture is well incorporated.
  • Remove the lid and test the cheese for texture and salt content. If you want a smoother spread, add more pimiento liquid in small increments and process again. Add more salt if needed.
  • Serve with crackers and fresh pears.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 764mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg