I can't tell you how many times I've said I love cheese on this blog or in conversation, but I love alternatives too. The Culture Kitchen makes a great cashew cheese spread and it randomly popped into my head the other day. Now the average person would run to the store and go buy some but I said hey I could try and make some of my own.
I did a little research and had a few recipes but I pretty much went off the cuff and did my own thing. If you look for recipes you'll see people mostly use cashews but since I had recently bought 5 pounds of almonds I thought I would use those as my base. Again you're going to need a super strong blender to make this and truly the best investment for the kitchen you could make. My first go around does not have any cultures in it, but I can work on that next time.
2 cups soaked almonds, soaked over night
juice of 1 lemon
salt, pepper, garlic, parsley, dill
almond oil, as needed
water, as needed
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar