How to Make Your Own Vegan Feta Cheese

Having a hard time giving up on cheese? Then don’t! With all the delicious vegan varieties, you can keep enjoying cheesy goodness while staying cruelty-free. Supermarkets around the globe now sell plant-based cheese – but if you’re feeling particularly creative in the kitchen, making your own vegan cheese can be much easier than you think. Like this tofu feta recipe that’s perfect for burgers, pastas and salads.

With this recipe, from the Swedish vegan food magazine Vegomagasinet, you can still enjoy dishes such as Greek salads, feta and spinach rolls and cheesy pastas.

Tofu feta is really easy to make but it takes 1-3 weeks to marinate it so I always have at least two jars in the fridge: one with cheese in the making and one with cheese that´s ready to eat.

400g firm tofu

Miso marinade:
1 cup water
½ cup light miso paste (you find it in asian food stores)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt

Garlic marinade:
Olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil

Cut the tofu in cubes and place them in a jar. Mix the miso marinade and pour it over the tofu. The cubes should be fully covered. Let it marinate in the fridge for 1-3 weeks. The longer it´s marinated the saltier the flavour gets.

When the tofu feta is ready, pour off the miso marinade and rinse the tofu carefully. Put the cubes in a clean jar and mix with olive oil, basil and garlic. You can change the flavours of the marinade to your own preference.

Ready to enjoy!

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Sara Carraro

Food Editor

Sara Carraro is a vegan lifestyle blogger from Sweden with roots in Italy, Finland and family in Germany. She loves animals, plant-based food and fashion. Her mission is to inspire people to try vegan living by sharing recipes, cruelty free fashion, beauty tips and cute animal pictures. Mostly of her cat Dino. Her motto is “Peace, love and cruelty-free livning” and you can find her on her blog

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