Festive Vegan Cheese Online Masterclass

Nov 27 2021 11:00 - 14:30
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Tickets GBP 20.00 - GBP 50.00
Tickets GBP 20.00 - GBP 50.00

Join artisan vegan cheese producer, Bruna Oliveira, to learn how to create the amazing textures, flavours and health benefits of raw, fermented nut cheese at home, to help you transition to a vegan diet...

This live interactive masterclass will include:

  • Making a delicate and versatile tasty fermented cashew cream cheese
  • Make a wonderful fermented Cranberry & Thyme fermented cheese, using organic cashews and almonds 
  • Make a delicate Garlic & Herb ‘Chevre’ fermented cheese, using organic cashews, garlic and oregano
  • Learn how to make gluten free Turmeric Crackers and fermented apple & pear chutney to enjoy with your cheeses during demo sessions 
  • Learn about the health benefits of fermenting nuts and seeds
  • Numbers limited in class
  • Invaluable online group troubleshooting support for 3 weeks following the class 
  • Extensive recipe pack with bonus recipes for fermented and non-fermented nut cheeses
  • If you live in local surplus organisation Streetbox's delivery area you can get your veggies and some extra goodies delivered for free! More info below*

For ingredients, tips on sourcing ingredients, and equipment needed see below

About Bruna

Bruna Oliveira graduated in physiotherapy in Brazil before moving to London in 2008, where she studied Naturopathy and Naturopathic Nutrition at CNM London, in order to pursue her passion for healthy and natural living. Bruna loves creating delicious recipes with the aim of inspiring people to transform their lives through making positive changes in their diet.

Photo credit: Emel Ernalbant 


If you live in local surplus organisation Streetbox's delivery postcodes listed below and book by 5pm the Wed before the class using the promo code 'STREETBOX' you can get your veggies and some extra goodies delivered for free. You will be prompted to supply your full address when booking your ticket.

You must live in Streetbox's delivery postcodes: EC1, EC2, E1, E2, E3, E5, E8, E9, E10, E11, E15, E17, E18, E20, EN4, N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N9, N10, N11, N12, N13, N14, N15, N16, N17, N18, N19, N20, N21, N22, NW1, NW3, NW5


  • Blender or food processor
  • 3 x bowls
  • Parchment paper
  • 2 sieves (or colanders)
  • Small (500ml approx) glass or plastic container
  • 2 x squares of cheesecloth  (size: 30x30cm approx) - available at fabric stores or online (you can also use a muslin face cloth or a nut milk bag, or otherwise a very thin piece of light coloured cotton fabric such as an old pillowcase or sheet. You can also use a pair of sheer tights). 


Cheese 1 - Cream Cheese

  • 300g cashew nuts  
  • 2 vegan probiotic capsules (or you can use 3 tablespoons plain vegan yoghurt* containing live cultures)  
  • 30g nutritional yeast 
  • 5g onion powder (optional)
  • 1 shallot (replace for white onion or leek)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives (or use spring onions)
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley
  • sea salt
  • black pepper 

Cheese 2 - Cranberry and Thyme

  • 150g cashew nuts 
  • 1 vegan probiotic capsule (or you can use 2 tablespoons plain vegan yoghurt* containing live cultures)
  • 100g blanched almonds 
  • 30g nutritional yeast 
  • 30ml odourless coconut oil 
  • 10g garlic powder 
  • 30ml white miso paste (or use extra nutritional yeast and garlic powder)
  • 1 lemon
  • 100g dried cranberries (or sour cherries) 
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme 

Cheese 3 - Garlic and Herb

  • 300g cashew nuts 
  • 1 vegan probiotic capsule  (or you can use 2 tablespoons plain vegan yoghurt* containing live cultures)
  • 10g nutritional yeast 
  • 5ml apple cider vinegar (ACV) 
  • 1/2 clove garlic 
  • dried oregano
  • optional: sun-dried tomatoes

*7 tablespoons (105ml) total if using yogurt. Most plain vegan yogurt contains live cultures but check the label to be sure it lists ingredients such as "Lactobacillus Acidophilus"  ''Lactobacilus Gasseri''  ''Lactobacilus Rhamnosus'', ''Bifidus infantis'' or ''Bifidus adolescentis''.


We recommend Good Club for a variety of vegan ingredients: https://www.goodclub.co.uk/sho... - you will need join the club and pay a small fee (but it can be worth it if you intend to buy items regularly)

Fee*: £45 (£35 Concessions**/ £20 Unwaged) inclusive of VAT . Bookings close 30 mins before the class starts.

*This fee is used to help fund our community meal service providing free nutritious, tasty meals to households who need them during these challenging times. 

** Concessionary rate available for students, pensioners, unemployed and low waged

Refunds: we require a minimum of 5 days' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class.

Food allergies: if you have any food allergies please email details to classes@madeinhackney.org and we will suggest alternatives

Vouchers: To redeem a voucher purchased on our site, please contact us to book a place. If contacting us by email please attach your voucher. If telephoning, have your voucher to hand so you can quote the voucher number. N.B. For classes exceeding our regular price of £84 an additional fee will apply

Location: Zoom, details to be provided via email (usually the day before the class). Check your junk mail if need be!

For information: classes@madeinhackney.org / 020 8442 4266


Community Cookery School and charity running vegan cooking classes, supper clubs and events. All proceeds raised goes towards FREE community classes for groups in need across London. 

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