Easy White Cheese Melt

I was playing around with different pizzas lately and realized I needed a quick, melty cheese to top them with. This is super simple and versatile. Use it in place of mozzarella on your favorite pizza, sandwich, or even as a dip. The guar gum is optional, but really helps to thicken the final product.



  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked at least four hours
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon guar gum, optional
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons mild vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Blend all ingredients thoroughly in blender.

Transfer to a sauce pan and heat over medium-low heat, stirring slowly until sauce thickens and begins to resemble melted cheese.


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