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Dairy Free Cheese Board

The idea of making a dairy free cheese board might not sound all that appetizing. So, let me tell you a little secret about my favorite dairy free cheeses!

My 3 Favorite Dairy Free Cheeses

In order to make a delicious dairy free cheese board, we must first start with my best dairy free cheese brands. I love: Miyokos, Kite Hill and Dr. Cow. You can put together a beautiful, delicious and clean dairy free cheese board.

If you have our book, you know that a little bit of real cheese is the only dairy I eat. However, I don’t eat cheese because I think it is a health food (here’s why dairy and milk do not do a body good.).

I eat cheese because cheese tastes good! I LOVE cheese but I have always limited my consumption of it. That is until I discovered nut-based dairy free cheese brands that truly taste amazing.  Not only are the dairy free cheese brands full-bodied and incredibly flavorful, they are made with clean ingredients.

For Years, I avoided Dairy Free Cheese

For years I avoided dairy free cheese because the only brands that were available 1) tasted terrible and 2) were not made with healthy ingredients. I don’t like to name names, but the ingredients below are typical for most dairy free cheese brands:

Not So Healthy Ingredients: Filtered Water, Tapioca Flour, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil/ and or Expeller Pressed Safflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Pea Protein, Salt, Vegan Natural Flavors, Inactive Yeast, Vegetable Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid and Titanium Dioxide

Compare the ingredients listed above in the not-so-healthy brand to the super clean ingredients in Dr. Cow dairy free “Plain Aged Cashew Cheese”…

dr. cow cheese

Dr. Cow Ingredients: Organic Really Raw Cashew Nuts, Acidophilus and Himalayan Pink Salt 

Not surprisingly, the difference between dairy free cheese made with nuts and not much else tastes like night and day compared to the dairy free cheese made with oil, flour, natural “flavors” and titanium dioxide. The nut cheese brands are so delicious that you could feature them on a dairy free clean cheese board…

A Clean Dairy Free Cheese Board

I made my dairy free cheese board to bring to a dinner party hosted by Dr. Tom Rofrano, the owner of the Natural Medicine Clinic, and his wife Dawn from Spoonful of Health. Not only are the Rofranos dairy free and gluten free, they are one of the healthiest families I have ever met! In other words, the cheese board had to be SUPER clean.

Here are the basics for building a clean cheese board:

  1. Pick one to three dairy free cheese brands. For my cheese board I went with a Miyokos Kitchen brand  cheese wheel — Ideally you would serve at least two cheese options. Be sure to check out the different cheese options available by Tree Line, and Dr. Cow  too!
  2. Add some spiced nuts. I made my Savory and Sweet Spiced Nuts Recipe to bring to Dawn’s house, but my old standby Candied Pecans (made without refined sugar!) would also be good. Of course if you don’t want to go to the trouble of making spiced nuts you could always just quickly roast some nuts (a lot of recipes for roasted nuts call for butter, but I would just use extra virgin coconut oil instead.) 
  3. Add some grapes. You have to have grapes on a cheese board!
  4. Pick a healthy cracker. HU is a great brand for this!
  5. Add olives. I always buy fresh olives from the deli section of my supermarket.
  6. Add some dried fruit (optional) Dried apricots and figs are especially good on cheese boards.
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Dairy Free Cheese Board

Dairy Free Cheese Board using the best Nut-Based Dairy Free Cheese brands and my favorite appetizer bites: grapes, figs, crackers.

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Ingredients

  1. Pick one to three dairy free cheese brands. For my cheese board I went with a Miyokos Kitchen brand  cheese wheel — Ideally you would serve at least two cheese options. Be sure to check out the different cheese options available by Tree Line, and Dr. Cow  too!
  2. Add some spiced nuts. I made my Savory and Sweet Spiced Nuts Recipe to bring to Dawn’s house, but my old standby Candied Pecans (made without refined sugar!) would also be good. Of course if you don’t want to go to the trouble of making spiced nuts you could always just quickly roast some nuts (a lot of recipes for roasted nuts call for butter, but I would just use extra virgin coconut oil instead.) 
  3. Add some grapes. You have to have grapes on a cheese board!
  4. Pick a healthy cracker. HU is a great brand for this!
  5. Add olives. I always buy fresh olives from the deli section of my supermarket.
  6. Add some dried fruit (optional) Dried apricots and figs are especially good on cheese boards.

Instructions

Place all items on an oversized serving platter or tray. Enjoy.

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I just had to share what was on Dawn’s dinner party menu too! It was too good not to share….

So there you have it! A dairy-free/ gluten-free dinner party menu that included a cheese board.

Ivy Larson

In 2010, Clean Cuisine was launched because Ivy Larson wanted to share her anti-inflammatory lifestyle and delicious recipes using ingredients in their most natural and nutrient-rich state. In 2020, Ivy passed the website to Aimee and Madison. Since then, they have been adding new recipes and nutrition posts while updating old recipes and articles. Thanks for visiting Clean Cuisine!

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Marisa

Sunday 9th of September 2018

Hi Ivy,

I love your emails full of recipes and health. As I am in Australia. what brands of nut cheese would I be able to buy here 'Thanks Marisa

Ivy Larson

Sunday 9th of September 2018

Hi Marisa! Thank you so much for the positive feedback. I am always so happy to know people like the recipes and info =) As for what brand of nut cheese to buy in Australia...hmmmm, gosh I honestly don't know what brands are available there but I would think maybe Dr. Cow brand might ship to Australia? I don't think Kite Hill or Miyokos would be as easy to get shipped overseas because I think they might be bigger companies with less attention to special customer service (although I haven't tried to contact either company so please don't take my word for it!) I so hope this helps a little? Good luck!!

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