Claudia Lucero “One-Hour Dairy-Free Cheese: Make Mozzarella, Cheddar, Feta, and Brie-Style Cheeses–Using Nuts, Seeds, and Vegetables”
Tuesday, February 26, 7:30pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland)
Lucero will be joined in conversation by Heidi Lovig, CEO and cofounder of Heidi Ho Organics, and Tressa Yellig, founder of Salt, Fire & Time and CEO of Wild Heart Solutions.
From the author of One-Hour Cheese, more than 30 dairy-free cheese recipes made from easy-to-find ingredients that deliver maximum flavor and rich, creamy textures. Finally, anyone embracing a dairy-free lifestyle (including vegan, paleo, or allergen-free) can make and enjoy the savory goodness of cheese—in one hour or less.
In ingenious, step-by-step recipes, traditional cheesemaker Claudia Lucero shows how to make 25 delicious plant-based cheeses using your choice of seeds, nuts, and vegetables to achieve rich flavor and creamy texture. There’s buttery Golden Swiss made with cauliflower and tahini paste—and a Brie made of cashews (or zucchini and potatoes), with a bit of truffle oil to capture its earthy essence. One-Hour Dairy-Free Cheese also shows how to make spreadable cream cheese, grated Parmesan, a smoky Cheddar, and even gooey cheese sauces.
PLUS, techniques for making rinds, cheese plate pairings, tips on food allergy substitutions, and a recipe to highlight each dairy-free cheese: Stuffed Shishitos, Cucumber Maki, Creamy Zucchini Noodles, Spicy Beet Salad, and more. It’s a whole new way to indulge in the impossible-to-resist pleasure of cheese, no matter what your dietary restrictions are.