Dairy-Free Cheeses

A self-paced course where you’ll learn to make easy cheesy sauces, soft cheeses, cultured cheeses, and aged cheeses better than you’ll find at the store.


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Learn how to make
dairy-free cheeses
of all kinds.

The Dairy-Free Cheeses Course also includes all Good Food Cooking School content. That means you’ll gain immediate access to all of the courses, meal plans, and recipes—everything available now and added in the future.

Whether you’re looking to improve your health or you want to learn how to make your own dairy-free cheeses, the Dairy-Free Cheeses course outfits you with the tools, recipes, and know-how to confidently create cheesy sauces, soft cultured and non-cultured cheeses, and aged cheeses that you can slice and grate over loads of dishes. All dairy-free, plant-based, and gluten-free.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on dairy-free cheeses from the store anymore. You can learn to creatively and confidently make a variety of cheeses at home. Pourable and dippable sauces, dairy-free chèvre, ricotta, mascarpone, mozzarella, and cheese wheels, too. Even a 2-month aged parmesan-style cheese!


Dairy-Free Cheeses is a robust, 31-recipe cheesemaking course designed for all eaters. This course brings new flavors, ingredients, variety, and a little magic to your life by teaching you the basics of creating umami-rich, crowd pleasing, dairy-free cheese recipes.

Learning how to make your own cheeses can be fun. You’ll learn about new ingredients, how they build nuanced flavor, and how you can use a variety of techniques to create incredible texture and flavor in a cheese free from dairy. This course doesn’t require zoom calls or live schedules to keep up with. We’ve designed it so once you enroll, you can login and learn when you want. And you also have access to the course as long as you want—it’s part of Good Food Cooking School Membership. As a member, you’ll get it all.

Dairy-Free Cheeses is for curious and adventurous home cooks who simply want to learn new techniques and recipes to enhance their meals. This course is a great starting point for dairy-free cheesemaking—we go from easy to technical—and the recipes are designed to make everyone at the table happy whether they’re dairy-free or not.


  • What’s in this dairy-free cheeses course?

    Learn the basics for creating 31 plant-based, gluten-free cultured and non-cultured cheeses like:

    • Pourable Cheese Sauces
    • Classic Fondue
    • Mascarpone
    • Mozzarellas
    • Classic Cheese Wheels
    • Saffron & Black Pepper Cheese
    • Cream Cheese
    • Chèvre
    • Ricotta
    • Smoked Gouda
    • Pepper Jack
    • Sharp Cheddar
    • Swiss
    • Black Truffle
    • Blue Swirl
    • Aged Parmesan
  • What’s in this dairy-free cheeses course?

    We’ve included delicious recipes that you can use some of your cheese creations in like Lasagna Rollups, Cheesecake, and even Tiramisu.

  • What’s in this dairy-free cheeses course?

    Get access to all courses including Everyday Fermented Foods which will help you build confidence in fermenting and culturing techniques—useful for delicious dairy-free cheeses.

  • What’s in this dairy-free cheeses course?

    Freedom to learn when you want—no zooms or live scheduled classes. You can watch and practice when it’s best for you, stress free.

  • What’s in this dairy-free cheeses course?

    Searching and organizing is easy—filter all course recipes by occasion, meal type, ingredients, and more with our exclusive Recipe Index.

  • What’s in this dairy-free cheeses course?

    Print, save, and organize your recipes by creating easy custom shopping lists and recipe collections (ie: “The Weekly Rotation” or “Family Holidays”).

  • What’s in this dairy-free cheeses course?

    Learn how to put your own spin on recipes thanks to our substitution and variation suggestions—one recipe becomes many with our tips and tricks.

  • What’s in this dairy-free cheeses course?

    You’ll gain immediate access to all Good Food Cooking School baking and cooking courses, meal plans, and recipes including Dairy-Free Cheeses.

How does this online dairy-free cheeses course work?

Dairy-Free Cheeses is one of many courses offered to Good Food Cooking School members.

Become a member and access all GFCS content now and in the future. 

For this course:

  • Learn at your own pace with 5 training modules.
  • Practice cheesemaking of all kinds with 31 recipes.
  • All training is online, pre-recorded, and shared within our exclusive members-only site.
  • Modules contains easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes videos, and when relevant, transcripts, resources, recaps, and MP3s that you can access anytime/anywhere from your phone, tablet, or computer.
  • Life is busy, and there’s no pressure here—you have ongoing access as long as you want it. Change or cancel your membership anytime.
  • This course calls for a high-powered blender to pulverize the nuts into a smooth, creamy consistency. If you don’t have one, borrow from a friend and “thank them” with some cheeses!

The Dairy-Free Cheeses course includes:

Access to this course also includes access to all Good Food Cooking School courses, recipes, and meal plans

Robust + customizable Recipe Index

Comprehensive + shoppable Ingredient Index

Create customized recipe collections + shopping lists

Learn-at-your-own-pace lessons about cheesemaking

31 gluten-free, plant-based recipes for dairy-free cheeses with step-by-step videos

10+ lesson guides for cheesemaking inspiration, support, and success

Everything you need to know to start making dairy-free cheeses in a variety of styles like mascarpone, ricotta, chèvre, cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss, smoked gouda, blue swirl, parmesan, and more.

Get the Dairy-Free Cheeses
plus all GFCS courses,
recipes, and meal plans today:


USD | Cancel your membership any time.


Who should take the Dairy-Free Cheeses course?

This online dairy-free cheeses course is for you if:

  • You have a dairy allergy but really miss the taste and texture of real cheese.
  • You want to know how to make homemade dairy-free cheese.
  • You want to learn about new ingredients and new techniques.
  • You want what you make at home to taste as good (or better) as store-bought.
  • You want cheese back in your life without unpronounceable ingredients and not-really-there “flavor” found in store-bought alternative cheeses.
  • You’re tired of spending so much money on dairy-free, vegan cheeses when grocery shopping.
  • Whether plant-based or not, you want to add truly delicious dairy-free cheese alternatives to your repertoire.
  • You want a library of dairy-free cheese recipes that don’t taste “vegan.”
  • You’re the kind of learner that appreciates a process that requires detail, time, and patience.
  • You value craft, technicality, and truly special recipes that don’t rely solely on one kind of nut (ahem, cashews) to make “cheese.”
  • You want access to all Good Food Cooking School content now, and in the future.

This online gluten-free baking course is NOT for you if:

  • You aren’t committed to learning how to make dairy-free cheeses that taste as good dairy-full cheese—this course is for beginners who are passionate to learn.
  • You don’t like recipes with a lot of ingredients—this is a course about building flavor with a variety of ingredients using techniques to enhance their flavor solo, and in combination with others.
  • You’re uncomfortable with fermentation or culturing foods.
  • You want fast, quick, and easy—while some recipes can be whipped up in minutes, many of these require time and advanced techniques (all of which you can learn with our instruction)
  • You’re looking to study nutrition.
  • You have allergies to cultured foods or the ingredients used in this course like nuts, seaweed, or coconut. But if you have questions, our team is happy to help so contact us.


Who teaches the Dairy-Free Cheeses Course?

The Dairy-Free Cheeses course is created and led by Heather Crosby, founder of Good Food Cooking School and author of the books YumUniverse and YumUniverse Pantry to Plate.

Her work has been featured by, O, Oprah Magazine, Reader’s Digest, HGTV, NPR, and HuffPost, among others.

She’s dedicated to developing courses that change lives through cooking and baking. Whether you’re looking to improve your health or know-how about cooking, baking, and fermenting, Good Food Cooking School helps you build the skills and confidence to get creating the way you’ve always wanted to in the kitchen. Heather focuses on sharing the possibilities for plant-based, gluten-free recipes for all eaters, whether you love burgers or broccoli.

About Good Food Cooking School.

  • 100% plant-based, gluten-free recipes
  • 11 comprehensive cooking + baking courses and recipe collections
  • 7-day meal plan(s) with shopping list and prep tools
  • 26+ hours of on-demand video learning you can access anywhere
  • 280+ exclusive veggie-based recipes designed for all eaters to love
  • Step-by-step videos + photos with recipes so you can confidently prepare
  • Ingredient substitutions + variation ideas with each recipe (one recipe becomes many with our ideas and your adjustments)
  • Customizable shopping lists + recipe collections to easily prep/plan
  • Confidently + creatively learn to cook/bake more healthy foods, every day
  • Robust courses and members-only recipes added regularly

Good Food Cooking School is a judgment-free zone. We teach you how to cook and bake more plant-based and gluten-free meals, not because they’re trendy, but because they’re versatile, delicious, and they make eating more fun for all.

Our healthier recipes, courses, and supportive platform help you make meals and treats that you’ll feel confident sharing with all eaters. We share tips and substitution ideas with our recipes so you can easily customize them to fit the diet that’s working for you today (and tomorrow).

When you’re cooking or baking for yourself or a pack of picky eaters, we’ll outfit you with the recipes, tools, and skills you need to feel confident making something that everyone will love.

We’ll help you make food so good,
you don’t need to “label” it.


We meet you
where you are.

We don’t use labels like “vegan” or “keto” around here because we aren’t interested in being the food police. We’d rather spend our time cooking, baking, and sharing.

More courses and recipe bundles you’ll get on Good Food Cooking School:




Get the Dairy-Free Cheeses
plus all GFCS courses,
recipes, and meal plans today:


USD | Cancel your membership any time.