Vegan Aged Cheese Workshop with the Elk Grove Vegetarian Society

Monday, September 15, 2014
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Carlton Plaza Of Elk Grove
6915 Elk Grove Blvd
Elk Grove, CA

Ever wanted to make your own aged vegan cheeses and were too scared to try? Ilsa “The Nacheez Lady” Hess shows you how fun and easy it is to make your own probiotic, rejuvalac, and use it to easily age vegan cheeses.

We will make a selection of delicious aged vegan cheeses including:

• Rejuvelac (used to age cheeses)
• Cashew Cream Cheese
• Chèvre
• Herbed Chèvre
• Lox-Flavored Cream Cheese

There will also be a discussion about cooked cheeses such as Brie, Camembert and Pepperjack.

These cheese recipes come from Miyoko Schinner’s cookbook “Artisan Vegan Cheese” and “The Non-Dairy Evolution Cookbook” by Skye Michael Conrad.

A selection of homemade vegan cheeses will be available for tasting including all of the cheeses we will be making. I will also have a vegan butter made without palm oil for people to sample and the recipe to take home.

Cost: $15 for dues-paying SVS members* and $18 for non-members.

* Not a member yet (Meetup doesn’t count)? You can join online at:

Ilsa Hess is the owner and operator of Nacheez Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce.  She loves making all kinds of vegan cheeses and wants to spread the word about how easy it is to make delicious dairy-free cheeses.