½ cup plain, unsweetened, non-dairy yogurt (120 g)
½ cup refined coconut oil (120 mL), melted
1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water (240 mL)
2 tablespoons tapioca flour
1 teaspoon agar-agar flakes
How to Make It
Bring a medium saucepan filled with water to a boil. Add the cashews and boil for 30 minutes, then drain.
Add the boiled cashews, yogurt, coconut oil, nutritional yeast, salt, and water to a blender. Blend until smooth.
Transfer the “brie” mixture to a large bowl, cover with a kitchen towel, and let sit at room temperature, or between 72º-90ºF (22˚-32˚C),for 12-16 hours.
Transfer the mixture to a large saucepan over medium-high heat and add tapioca flour and agar agar flakes. Cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture is thick and pulls away from the sides of the pan, about 5 minutes.
Line an 8-inch (20-cm) round baking dish with cheesecloth and pour in the hot cheese mixture. Cover with the cheesecloth. Let cool in the refrigerator until firm, 4-8 hours.
Remove the cheesecloth. Eat right away or place the cheese on a wire rack and refrigerate for up to 36 hours (cheese will become drier the longer it waits).