Parmesan Cheese

Even though I haven’t come up with a decent mozzarella or cheddar cheese recipe, all of my experimenting and learning about the different flavor profiles and taste components of cheese did pay off. It led me to this easy and tasty Parmesan cheese recipe.

*Helpful Hints (I think this is going to become a permanent feature!)
-You can make your own blanched almond flour for this recipe by grinding slivered almonds in a food processor or blender until it becomes a finely ground flour.
-If you prefer, you can grind the sesame seeds in a coffee grinder (maybe a blender or food processor?). Just remember that the recipe calls for 2 T before grinding.

Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ C blanched almond flour
  • 2 T sesame seeds (optional but gives it a cultured type taste)
  • ½ tsp. sea salt, more to taste
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast, more to taste (gives it a cheesy taste, found on the spice aisle of your local health food store)
  1. Thoroughly combine all ingredients. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


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11 responses to “Parmesan Cheese

  1. So this tastes a bit like parmesan?? I just found your site and am also gluten and dairy (and soy) free as well. I can’t wait to give this a try.

  2. I think this tastes a lot like parmesan. It has a very bland, salty kind of taste. Since I am not dairy free I had the luxury of being able to taste actual parmesan cheese while working on this recipe. It obviously doesn’t taste exactly the same but is very close.

    May 18, 2011 10:57 PM

  3. What would you suggest as a sesame seed substitute. I have a bunch of different food allergy’s with dairy as my main one but this recipe calls for sesame and I am allergic to that as well. I allergic to the seed family, the pepper family,dairy, sesame, rice, pork, tuna, nutmeg, and sunflower. I just found out after years of seeing doctors for my stomach blowing up to where I looked 6-7 months pregnant and I have never been pregnant. They never knew what was wrong with me until I asked to see an allergy specialist and it’s been 10 months now since I found out. It’s was a pretty easy transition to get rid of the food but pretty hard to go out and eat so I have to cook. Thank you for your website : ) sorry to go on and on but it’s been a long road and I am looking forward to enjoying more home cooked meals that taste good

  4. Hi Jennifer-

    So sorry to hear about your food allergies 🙁 Maybe now that you know you will start feeling better.

    I would just leave the sesame seeds out and not try to replace them. It will very slightly alter the flavor but will still be good. Hope you like it!


  5. Anonymous-
    I just don’t know if brown rice would taste good or not. Almond flour has a very earthy, nutty flavor. I don’t know how the brown rice would compare?? But if you try it, be sure to let me know how it turns out!

  6. Elisheba

    Thank you for this website! I just found your site today and am very excited. In reading your postings I was glad to hear that you were going to take the plunge and go completely grain free! Awesome! I’m totally siked about your “cornbread” muffins. I was just as siked about your Parmesan cheese except for the use of nutritional yeast. In my studies on foods that contain MSG(which is practically all pre-package foods) nutritional yeast IS nothing but MSG. So very unhealthy. Unfortunately I have not been able to find any substitute for this cheesy flavored “yeast”. Again thank you for this wonderful site.


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