Incredible, easy-to-make, chickpea flour feta cheese ! It is naturally soy-free, grain-free and nut-free, plus high in protein. Enjoy it plain, as a snack or appetizer, or crumble and use in any recipe calling for feta cheese.
Make Vegan Cheese with Chickpea Flour
You might think you’ve seen the limits of what chickpea flour can do. For example, as an all-around grain-free flour, egg substitute, or soy-free tofu.
Cue the drumroll (this deserves one): Chickpea flour can also be used to make cheese!
It’s very easy and inexpensive, too.
For starters, I offer my Chickpea Flour Feta Cheese.
Chickpea Flour Feta Cheese Benefits
Oh, how I am loving this cheese! The taste and texture is so much like traditional feta, with just the right amount of tangy-ness and a firm consistency that crumbles beautifully.
This fabulous feta is:
- Vegan (egg-free, dairy-free)
- Oil-free option
- Very easy to make
The exact amounts of each ingredient are indicated in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- chickpea flour
- fine sea salt
- nutritional yeast flakes
- cider vinegar
- fresh lemon juice
- dried herbs such as herbes de Provence, Italian herb blend, or dill
You will also need some water. I use filtered tap water.
How to Make Chickpea Flour Feta Cheese
Note that the complete directions are also in the recipe card below.
Step One: Set Aside a Pan
Set aside a 9×5-inch loaf pan BEFORE you begin cooking. Once cooked, the cheese mixture sets up very quickly; you’ll want to have your pan close at hand.
Step Two: Blend Chickpea Flour & Cold Water
Step Two: Cook Chickpea Flour Mixture
The process for making the cheese is like the method for Burmese (chickpea flour) Tofu.
In a small saucepan, bring the remaining water to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and whisk in the chickpea mixture.
Cook, whisking constantly, for 7 to 10 minutes, until the mixture is very thick and glossy.
Step Three: Pour into Pan
Step Four: Cool the Cheese
Cool the cheese to room temperature and then place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours until very firm (or up to 5 days).
Step Five: Cut Cheese into Cubes
Drain any water from the pan (water will release from the cheese as it sets). Invert the cheese onto a cutting board and cut into 3/4-inch cubes.
Step Six: Make Marininade
In a covered container or large mason jar, combine the marinade ingredients. Add the cheese cubes and tightly cover, turning to coat. Let marinate at least 30 minutes before using. Store the feta in the marinade.
And just like that, you’ve got feta cheese!
How Long will Chickpea Flour Feta Keep?
The cheese will last for about 3 weeks in the refrigerator, ideal for easy. minimal-prep eating on hot summer days.
Enjoy all of the delicious eating ahead! I have more amazing chickpea cheeses to come.
More Delicious & Easy Vegan Cheese Recipes to Try:
- Cashew Cheddar Cheese
- Cashew Boursin Cheese
- Chickpea Flour Cheddar Cheese
- Vegan Parmesan Cheese
- Vegetable Nacho Cheese Dip
- Easy Cashew Cream Cheese
- Chickpea Flour Queso
- Chipotle Cheese Bread Bites