This dairy free “parmesan cheese” has absolutely no right to taste as utterly delicious and authentic as it does. If you make no other new recipe this year I urge you to have a go at making this. The ingredients can be put together in minutes and you will be rewarded with mouthfuls of intense “parmesany” flavour, transforming everyday meals. Try adding this to Grain Free Chicken and Bacon Pasta or Grain Free Ravioli – heaven.

You will need some speciality ingredients for this recipe but you will soon find other uses for them and you can delight in your newly discovered textures and tastes. Coconut Butter – not to be confused with Coconut Oil – can now be found in health food shops or online, as can Vitamin C powder and Nutritional Yeast Flakes.

For all those on dairy free diets life is about to become much, much, better.


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Passive Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/4 tsp vitamin C powder
  • 1/2 tsp good quality sea salt


  • Put the coconut butter and coconut oil in a glass jar or bowl and place in a pan of newly boiled water. Stir until the mixture becomes soft
  • Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth
  • Line a freezer-safe container with greaseproof or parchment paper and place the mixture in the container
  • Freeze until set – it normally takes 2 to 3 hours to set
  • Keep the “cheese” in the freezer or in the fridge



Not only does this “cheese” have amazingly intense flavour, the COCONUT OIL is loaded with medium chain triglycerides, preferentially used by the liver for fuel – for those with malabsorption problems this is akin to a Superfood. Additionally, coconut oil has tremendous anti fungal, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties to help support the immune system. NUTRITIONAL YEAST is packed with vitamin B12 which plays a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system.