How to make Brazil nut parmesan

Brazil Nuts

Quick and easy dairy free parmesan style cheese

This is such a simple recipe yet it’s really effective. It’s full of flavour yet won’t over dominate the majority of foods that it is added to. It will brighten up a dreary bowl of spaghetti (courgette or otherwise), add some lustre to your salad and is an interesting pairing to your pizza.  It will also add a salty depth of flavour to minestrone. The secret of success in this recipe is to use a fine microplane grater to grate the Brazil nuts. The end result has the flavour and consistency of a finely grated Parmesan but without any of the dairy. The nutritional yeast and sea salt provides the seasoning.

Once made, this will keep in a jam jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Brazil nut parmesan


45g (1/3 cup) brazil nuts, finely grated

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast, finely crushed

1 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Using a microplane grater, finely grate the brazil nuts into a bowl.

  2. Add the crushed nutritional yeast and the sea salt.

  3. Combine carefully.

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