Dairy-Free Soft Cheese with Chives Recipe

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Try this creamy, dairy-free cheese spread on baguette slices and topped with additional chopped chives.


  • 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup water, preferably filtered or unchlorinated
  • 1 capsule probiotics or 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted but not hot
  • 1 tablespoon dark miso
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh or dried chives, chopped


  • Soak cashews in water for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Blend cashews with just enough of their soaking water to create a smooth texture. Pour the blend into a glass or ceramic bowl.
  • Empty the contents of the probiotic capsule or add the probiotic powder; stir together. Cover with a cloth and allow to ferment for 8 to 12 hours, depending on taste preference. The longer it ferments, the stronger the flavor will be.
  • Blend all remaining ingredients together except chives. Once blended, gently stir in chives. Want more information on this easy-to-grow herb? Check out All About Chives: Growing, Harvesting and Using Chives.
    Adapted with permission from The Probiotic Promise by Michelle Schoffro Cook.
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