Brazil Nut Cheese
This is a versatile raw nut cheese that has many nutritional benefits. It is reminiscent of ‘Boursin’ and is a great dish to put out on a buffet table to be eaten with crackers, crudités or toast. It went down very well with all the people in the shop when I made it as part of a raw food demonstration on 21 December!
1 1/3 cups raw Brazil nuts (approx 160g)
3 tbsp Olive Oil
¼ cup lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1 tsp salt
Poppy seeds, finely chopped herbs or cracked black pepper to coat the cheese
Soak the nuts in cold water for 4-6 hours. Drain and place in a food processor or powerful blender (blenders like a Vita Mix make short work of producing this cheese!). Add the lemon juice, garlic and salt and process until mixture is smooth and creamy (it may take up to 8 minutes in a food processor). Remove the cheese, shape into a ball by hand then roll in the coating of your choice.