How to Cut the Cheese Make it Probiotic Rich!

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 What the heck is fermented cheese?

Fermented cheese is a great substitute for dairy cheeses but it also contains probiotics, which are essential for our gut health and well being.  I learned about this several weeks ago, when I went to a super interesting workshop, led by Cheryl Paswater, a Certified Fermentationist and Health Coach based in Brooklyn, NY. In case you are wondering, the former refers to an occupation of healing through food science. Fermenting refers to the chemical reaction that foods undergo when placed in particular conditions.

Cheryl’s knowledge base and passion for helping families with Autistic children through cooking is impressive. I enjoyed listening to the interesting stories from her health journey. Originally trained as an artist, I was also struck by the originality she applies in producing gut friendly products and recipes.

Although not suitable for those with nut allergies, this recipe will definitely make dairy free eating folks super happy. Not only is fermented cheese a great substitute for dairy cheese but also it contains probiotics, which are essential intestinal microorganisms wildly believed to improve our gut health.

Although this recipe won’t be suitable for those with nut allergies, it will definitely make dairy free eating folks super happy. Not only fermented cheese is a great substitute for dairy cheeses but it also contains probiotics, which are essential for our gut health and well being.
Here is Cheryl’s recipe for Fermented Garlic Rosemary Cashew Cheese:
Ingredients:
2 cups raw cashews (preferably soaked overnight and strained-sunflower seeds,hazelnuts or walnuts can be used instead of cashews)
3/4 cup of probiotic (can use water kefir or Rejuvelac)
1/2 lemon freshly squeezed
1tbsp sea salt
Cheese cloth
1-2tbsp fresh Rosemary
1 garlic clove-finely chopped
Useful tips:
Water kefir grains buy
Water kefir how to
Rejuvalac (fermented beverage using wheat berries or other grains ) make
Directions:
1.Strain, Soak the nuts overnight and use a cloth to strain them the next day
2.In a food processor, blend cashews,water kefir,lemon, sea salt and blend them all.
3.In a bowl, line up a cheese cloth and pour the cashew cheese. Cover with towel and let it rest for 24-48 hrs
4.If you notice that it forms a crust or mold formation, just scrape it off
5. Add the rosemary and finely chopped garlic to the cheese, mixed them all together and serve with your favorite crackers, preferably Gluten-free.
Fun tip from Cheryl:
If you have a dehydrator, place the cheese in a metal pan, over a parchment paper and put in the dehydrator. You can use this Parmesan-like textured cheese to shred over your favorite meals.
To find out more about Cheryl and her wonderful array of probiotic rich products, please click here.
To learn more information about the benefits and other types of probiotic rich foods, please read more on the Global Healing website here.
Love,
iLookFresh

About Iva Tsvekleva

Iva Tsvekleva is the Founder of I Look Fresh, connecting wellness minded individuals and global revolutionaries. Her Moto is Free Inside-Fresh Outside.

Iva is a speaker, practitioner and student on well being and spirituality. She enjoys the many sides of life brought by the fresh perspectives in any situation. Iva explores, experiments and lives her life as a journey because her true purpose is to restore happiness in every human being.

Iva is inspired by natural beauty, simplicity, great spiritual minds and people living their life from internal passion and love. Undergoing personal life challenges, she seeked guidance and implements in her own life, wisdom from the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra,Dr. Wayne Dyer and many others. Iva thrives off beauty, nature and the energy of humble fellows. She views her life as a divine calling and is here to inspire others to live a life driven by their heart.


About Iva Tsvekleva 87 Articles

Iva Tsvekleva is the Founder of I Look Fresh, connecting wellness minded individuals and global revolutionaries. Her Moto is Free Inside-Fresh Outside.

Iva is a speaker, practitioner and student on well being and spirituality. She enjoys the many sides of life brought by the fresh perspectives in any situation. Iva explores, experiments and lives her life as a journey because her true purpose is to restore happiness in every human being.

Iva is inspired by natural beauty, simplicity, great spiritual minds and people living their life from internal passion and love. Undergoing personal life challenges, she seeked guidance and implements in her own life, wisdom from the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra,Dr. Wayne Dyer and many others. Iva thrives off beauty, nature and the energy of humble fellows. She views her life as a divine calling and is here to inspire others to live a life driven by their heart.

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