Smoked Paprika Mozzarella




Cook Time: 20 minutes

Aging Time: 4 Hours 

Serves:16-20 oz Cheese Roll




  • Soaked Cashews: 1/2 Cup (Soak for 4-8 hour or boil for 15 minutes)

  • Water: 1 Cup

  • Tapioca Flour: 3 Tbsp.

  • Garlic: 2 Cloves or 1 Tbsp. of Powder

  • Coconut Oil Melted: 2 Tbsp.

  • Lemon Juice: 1 Tbsp. (THE JUICE OF 1/2 A LEMON)

  • Apple Cider Vinegar: 1 Tbsp.

  • Nutritional Yeast: 2 Tbsp.

  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper: Pinch Each

  • 1 Tbsp. of Paprika for Outside Coating

  • Agar Agar


  • Boiling Pot (To activate the Agar Agar)

  • Small Food Processor or Single Serving Blender

  • Measuring Cups/Spoons


  • Storage Container


Activating The Agar Agar (Agar comes in 3 forms, Powder, Flakes and Strips)

  1. 6 Tbsp. Agar flakes or 1/3 cup of hand-cut Agar Strips or 2 Teaspoon of powder To a 1/2 cup of water

  2. If using flakes, begin the boiling process (Step 5)

  3. If using Agar strips, cut into smaller pieces and soak in cold water for 15 minutes to rehydrate and fully dissolve, then begin the boiling process

  4. If using powder, add to the pot in COLD water, stir to dissolve, once completely dissolved, bring to a boil.

  5. Bring to a boil then let simmer for 3-5 minutes until a gel texture is achieved




  1. Add all the ingredients (except the Agar Agar) to the blender and blend for 1 minute on high

  2. Add in the Agar Agar and blend for 15 seconds 

  3. Coat the Molding container with a little oil then sprinkle on the Paprika before adding the cheese

  4. Pour the cheese into the molds and place in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight, this will ensure a solid texture is achieved making your cheese sliceable and shreddable




Store in refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 7 days


Chef Notes



  1. Quick Soak method: In a 3 qt. pot boil the Raw Cashews in water for 15 minutes

  2. Long soaking method: Soak Raw Cashews in water to fill for 4-8 hours (If overnight soaking, rinse water every 8 hours to prevent bacteria growth)

  3. Molding Options: Small spring Form, Tupperware or bowl

  4. Replacing Cashews, We understand that some people may be sensitive to the use of cashews so here are 2 substitutions

  5. Blanched Almonds can replace soaked cashews 1 C. of Raw Soaked cashews for 1 C. of Blanched Almonds

  6. Raw Rolled Oats can replace Raw Soaked Cashews: 1 C. of Raw Soaked cashews for 1/2 C. of Raw Oats

  7. Agar Agar:  6 Tbsp Agar Agar flakes = 3 Tbsp of Agar Agar powder = 1/3 cup of Agar Agar strips