From ricotta to Parmesan and even nacho dips, you don’t have to forgo the cheese when you have these dairy-free Paleo recipes on hand!
Cheese: It’s one dairy product we all miss when we go Paleo. Luckily, there are countless non-dairy cheese options to choose from.
We’ve rounded up our favorite Paleo “cheesy” recipes for you to try. Enjoy a creamy macadamia nut ricotta in your lasagna or spread on Paleo toast; get that creamy, oozy queso for your homemade nachos, and indulge in harder cheeses like Parmesan and feta. The possibilities are endless!
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Paleo Nacho Cheese
When you need that familiar oozy queso texture and taste for your nachos, reach for this recipe.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Nacho Cheese
Cauliflower Nacho Cheese
Another creamy nacho cheese – this time with cauliflower – that’s perfect for smothering, well, everything.
Recipe: What Great Grandma Ate | Cauliflower Nacho Cheese
Dairy-Free Cream Cheese
This almond-based cream cheese with both savory and sweet snacks (think sliced fruit like peaches).
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Dairy-Free Cream Cheese
Sweet Potato Nacho Cheese Dip
In another nacho cheese twist, sweet potato is the healthy veggie base for this dip. Plus, thanks to the vibrant color, it really looks like cheese, too.
Recipe: My Heart Beets | Sweet Potato Nacho Cheese Dip
3-Step Cashew Cheese
Loaded with protein and healthy fats, the creamy version of this dairy-free cashew cheese makes for a delicious dip for vegetables and snacks. Bonus: try the solid version for sliceable cheese!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | 3-Step Cashew Cheese
Almond Pulp Cheese
When you make homemade almond milk, you’re left with a whole bunch of almond pulp. What do you do? Make almond pulp cheese, of course.
Recipe: Nest & Glow | Almond Pulp Cheese
Dairy-Free Parmesan Cheese
The nutty flavor of Parmesan is made even more aromatic with the inclusion of herbs like thyme, oregano and basil.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Dairy-Free Parmesan Cheese
Butternut squash serves as the base for this Autoimmune Protocol-friendly cheese.
Recipe: Gutsy By Nature | AIP Cheese
Crockpot Cauliflower Cheesy Dip
Let your slow cooker do all the work in this healthy recipe.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crockpot Cauliflower Cheesy Dip
Pistachio Nut Cheese
If you love nutty cheeses, you’ll love this pistachio-based cheese. Its vibrant green color is a fun way to mix things up, too.
Recipe: Nest & Glow | Pistachio Nut Cheese
Garlic Cashew Cheese
This creamy cashew cheese recipe is especially garlicky thanks to the plentiful addition of roasted garlic.
Recipe: Win-Win Food | Garlic Cashew Cheese
Healthy Cauliflower ‘Mac and Cheese’ Recipe
A super nutritious cheesy sauce made from blended carrots and raw almonds that’s ideal for smothering all over bite-sized cauliflower florets.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Healthy Cauliflower ‘Mac and Cheese’ Recipe
Vegan Ricotta Cheese
Creamy and herby, this ricotta recipe takes only five minutes to prep.
Recipe: Nutritionicity | Vegan Ricotta Cheese
Smoked Cashew Cheese
Full of heart-healthy fats, vitamins and protein, this cheese comes together much faster than the original inspiration.
Recipe: Nest & Glow | Smoked Cashew Cheese
Vegan Cashew Cream Cheese
Garlic-infused oil and rosemary make this cashew-based cream cheese a savory treat.
Recipe: The Tofu Diaries | Vegan Cashew Cream Cheese
Avocado-Cashew Cream Cheese
The addition of avocado makes this cream cheese even creamier than the typical stuff.
Recipe: Healthy Slow Cooking | Avocado-Cashew Cream Cheese
Baked Almond Feta
With a garlicky, lemony and rich flavor, this Paleo-friendly feta crumbles beautifully over salads and everything else you can think of.
Recipe: Yup, It’s Vegan! | Baked Almond Feta
Easy Vegan Parmesan Cheese
Need a parmesan recipe to sprinkle over all of your Italian food? Give this dairy-free version a try.
Recipe: The Thriving Vegan | Easy Vegan Parmesan Cheese
Nut-Free Paleo Cheese
While many of our Paleo cheese recipes opt for nuts as the base, this recipe keeps it nut-free for anyone with a sensitive tummy.
Recipe: Predominantly Paleo | Nut-Free Paleo Cheese
Savory Dairy-Free Cream Cheese
Here’s another cream cheese recipe that opts for the more savory side with fresh cloves of garlic.
Recipe: The Curious Coconut | Savory Dairy-Free Cream Cheese
Nacho Zucchini Cheese
This nacho-flavored zucchini cheese comes together in a blender – aka it couldn’t be easier.
Recipe: Health Starts in the Kitchen | Nacho Zucchini Cheese
Nut-Free Turmeric Cheese
Turmeric adds color and flavor to this firm, nut-free and Paleo-friendly cheese.
Recipe: The Merrymaker Sisters | Nut-Free Turmeric Cheese
AIP Cheese with Fresh Parsley
Fresh parsley lends a herbal flavor to this fresh zucchini cheese.
Recipe: A Squirrel in the Kitchen | AIP Cheese with Fresh Parsley
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80 Gourmet Paleo Recipes from
a Professional Chef trained at Le
Cordon Bleu in Paris
80 Gourmet Paleo Recipes
from a Professional Chef
trained at Le Cordon Bleu