Air-dried Parmesan

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    8 ounces

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Artisan Vegan Cheese

By Miyoko Schinner

Published 2012

  • About

Patience and the right environment are required, but it is possible to make vegan Parmesan cheese that’s sharp, nutty, and hard enough to grate. It has a darker color than its dairy counterpart but is entirely satisfying over pasta, vegetables, or a Caesar salad. As a bonus, it will keep for several months in the refrigerator.



  1. Flavor the cheese.

    Put the Basic Yogurt Cheese, nutritional yeast, and miso in a medium bowl. Mix well.

  2. Form the cheese.

    Put a piece of parchment paper over a drying rack. Gather the mixture into a ball and transfer it to the covered rack. Flatten it to form a brick or round about ½