This Plant-Based Cheesecake Is Delectable And Easy To Make

by | Sep 26, 2023 | Recipes

Trying out your hand at vegan dessert? Look no further than this plant-based cheesecake that’ll satisfy your cravings.

Chef SJ from the Fairview Goatshed Restaurant shares his all-time favourite vegan recipe: a mouth-watering cheesecake. Prepare to be amazed!

The key ingredient that makes this plant-based cheesecake work, aside from the Fairview plant-based cream cheese (yip it exists) is agar agar. A vegan gelatin-like substance, it creates the bond that delivers that textbook cheesecake texture you’re after.

This cheesecake uses maple syrup as its sweetener, derived from the maple tree, rather than honey, which bees produce, making it non-vegan.

Try out the range here:

Fairview’s range of plant-based cheeses is expansive and includes mozzarella, cheddar and cream cheese, which you’ll use to create this treat. All products are available at selected South African retailers.

Fairview plant-based cream cheese

To make cheesecake, dips and beyond, look to this decadent treat.

Fairview plant-based cheddar

This plant-based cheddar feels exactly like the real thing, with a strong mature taste.

Fairview plant-based mozzarella

Soft and melty, this makes the perfect accompaniment to pasta and pizza.

READ MORE: This Braai Dessert Is So Simple Even Kids Can Make It

Ready to try the plant-based cheesecake? Let’s get to it.

plant-based cheesecake

Decadent Plant-based Cheesecake

This creamy and delicious plant-based cheesecake has zero traces of animals.
Prep Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Healthy
Servings 3


  • 1 tsp agar agar
  • 1 cup plant-based milk
  • 250 g Fairview plant-based cream cheese
  • 5 tbsp coconut yoghurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 65 g maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 120 g vegan granola
  • fresh fruit for serving


  • Dissolve agar agar in cold plant-based milk. Bring the milk to a boil and then transfer it to a food processor.
  • Add the Fairview plant-based cream cheese, coconut yogurt, lemon juice, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the food processor.
  • Blend the ingredients on low speed until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
  • Place the vegan granola in the bottom of three small dessert glass bowls.
  • Pour the cheesecake mixture on top of the granola, filling each bowl.
  • Refrigerate the bowls for the cheesecake to set, allowing it to firm up for a minimum of 4.5 hours.
  • Once the cheesecake is set, layer each dessert with the fruit dessert topping.
  • Garnish with fresh fruit, if desired.
Keyword cheesecake, plant-based cheesecake

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